NWS is the latest toolmaker to offer a Pliers Wrench tool, following in the footsteps of Knipex’s iconic innovation.
The NWS Pliers Wrench will be launch in one size – 10″ (250 mm), and in four handle style and finish options.
As with the Knipex Pliers Wrench, the NWS Pliers Wrench Gripper features smooth parallel jaws, a force-multiplying mechanism for high clamping force, sliding lower jaw, and push-button adjustment lock.
NWS that their pliers are made of special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened.
NWS Pliers Wrench Gripper Models
- 10″ matte chrome finish, basic handle grips (1664-42-250)
- 10″ matte chrome finish, soft grip handle (1664-49-250)
- 10″ Atramentized, basic handle grips (1664-12-250)
- 10″ Titan finish, soft grip handles (1664-69-250)
(Titan Finish is a black PTFE coating.)
I have had great experiences with NWS pliers, and tend to prefer the Titan Finish with comfort/soft grip handles. Matte chrome doesn’t reflect as much as polished chrome, and to the best of my understanding, an atramentized finish is a black phosphate-like surface treatment.
The tools are all listed as being made in Germany.
ETA: April 2022