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Tools for aircraft construction

Quality for aviation

Tools for aircraft construction


In no other industrial sector are safety and precision more important than in aircraft construction, so the demands on the tools used are high. Therefore, the use of high-quality pliers in aviation technology is a logical step for all aircraft manufacturers who want to ensure consistent quality with minimal tolerances.


The materials used in aviation materials are a key factor in determining specific requirements. In order to enable lightweight construction processes, composites are becoming increasingly important in the aircraft industry. This also has a major impact on the choice of the right specialized tools.


In addition to the construction of new aircraft, aircraft maintenance is another area in which precision tools are critical. Wheels, for example, are replaced every 500 flights and engine components after every 1500 landings. Hydraulics is also a regular maintenance item, for example the hydraulic pump for retracting and extending the undercarriage.


Whatever is going on at the aircraft yard, one thing is certain: aircraft repair tools have to function precisely and reliably.

Pliers from KNIPEX for aircraft construction

Anyone who, like KNIPEX, focuses and specializes in the pliers segment knows what is important when highly adapted tools have to be designed for particularly demanding applications. This is especially true in the development of suitable aircraft tools.

Whether structural assembly and mechanics, hydraulics, cabling or insulation: KNIPEX has the perfect pliers for all work areas in the industry. From pliers for connectors, special separating sets for cable ties with precision side cutters, to high-quality four-mandrel pressing pliers for turned contacts, you will find special solutions for high demands in our range.


Hand tools from KNIPEX work so well in the aircraft industry because we either adapt models that have been tried and tested thousands of times for a specific special application – or because our extensive experience enables the development of completely new designs and thus becomes the engine of our innovative strength.

Placing the needs of the customers at the center of daily work is a very special feature of KNIPEX.

Collar cracker


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With its specially shaped cutting edges, the Collar-Cracker cracks collars made of aluminum, steel and titanium, for example on Hy-Lok screw connections. The angled handles make it easy to access hard-to-reach collars.







Four-mandel crimping pliers


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Four-mandrel crimping pliers is a digital version of a real high-tech tool for turned contacts. The adjustability to crimp dimensions in steps of 0.01 mm makes them indispensable for safety-relevant cabling.


Cable tie removal set


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Consisting of an electronics diagonal cutter with specially rounded edges and a pliers wrench with cross-serrated gripping surfaces for a good grip, the cable tie cutting set is optimally designed to remove cable ties from cable harnesses. The two handy pliers do not damage the cables.