Circlip pliers are special pliers for installing or removing circlips on shafts or insides bores. There are two types of pliers. On external pliers the head opens when the handle is squeezed and the circlip is pushed out. These pliers are used to mount circlips on shafts and guide rods. On internal pliers the head closes when the handle is squeezed and the circlip is pulled in. These pliers are used to install circlips inside bores.
The circlip pliers from Keiba have the advantage that both functions are combined in a single pair of pliers. The small round tips on the external head are at a slight outward angle and on the internal head at a slight inward angle. This effectively prevents the circlips from accidentally slipping off the pliers. This will tick a box for anyone who has ever experienced a circlip suddenly taking off from their pliers. Circlips flying around are not without risk, and it’s best to wear safety goggles. The handles have a plastic cladding on three sides. The integral return spring ensures that the pliers’ head automatically returns to its starting position. Made in Japan.