EDC, Pocket Dumps and The Knipex Mini Cobras.

As social media continues to grow and grow, so has the world of hashtags. If you have been living in a barn for the past 3 or 4 years, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a pound symbol. The hashtag is (and always should be) relatable to the content of the post, so, for instance, if a movie theater posts about a new movie playing they may add #nowplaying or #newmovie to their post. At KC Tool we love our #kctool and #kctoolcrew hashtags as well as our brand’s tags like #wiha and #weratools.Read More »

What does SBA mean on Knipex part number? How to decipher Knipex part numbers.

If you’re shopping for Knipex Pliers you have probably seen some part numbers with the suffix of SBA.  We get questions about this from time to time and it simply means the tool will come in retail packaging like this image below.

Knipex SBA

It also means you will pay $1 extra for the tool.  Knipex offers some tools with or without the SBA packaging but many tools are only available one way or the other.

While we’re on the subject of part numbers lets take a look at how to decipher the Knipex part numbers.

knipex part numbers

  • The first two numbers are the Model. For example: 87 is for Cobra Pliers.
  • The third number is the style. For example: In long nose pliers, 1 is Flat Jaw, 2 is half round jaw, and 3 is round jaw.
  • The fourth number is the Head and Handle Finish.  See the Graphic Below.
  • The fifth, sixth and seventh numbers are the length. For example 180 is 180mm overall length.

knipex handle styles

Using this information you can tell Knipex part number 87 01 250 is a Cobra Plier(87) with the standard jaw(0), polished head with plastic coated handle (1), and is 250mm in overall length.

Knipex 9.4″ Lineman’s Pliers with Fish Tape Puller, Cutter and Crimper, Part number 09-11-240 0911240

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In my opinion, these are the best lineman’s pliers available.

  • Solid construction for heaviest duty application.
  • High transmission ratio for easy cutting, requires 40% less effort compared with conventional combination pliers thanks to optimized transmission ratio.
  • Ergonomically optimized handle shape for firm contact to the hand and fatigue reducing operation.
  • Particularly effective cross-hatched, knurled gripping zone in the jaws – for strong gripping and pulling.
  • Additional gripping zone below the joint for powerful leverage and pressing performance.
  • Cutting edges, for soft and hard wire are additionally induction hardened to approximately 64 HRC.
  • Vanadium electric steel is forged and oil-hardened.
  • Fish tape puller in the joint gap with universal mandrel crimping point below the joint.
  • Handles with non-slip plastic coating.