KNIPEX - Cobra XS Water Pump Pliers

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Gary W. Graley, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I’ve considered getting some small cobra pliers to carry probably the 5 inch size. Mainly because the jaws adjust to open wide and have better holding power than my LM Wave. I have larger cobras in my pickup toolbox but it would be handy to have some on me wherever I am. In the winter it wouldn’t be a problem for carrying as I have a work coat with plenty of pockets but warmer weather would knock that out. I’m looking at different sheaths to incorporate it with my work edc gear but my small maxpedition might do it. I guess I’ll find out.
     
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  2. rishma

    rishma

    954
    Jun 22, 2008
    I received mine, still waiting on my slip but I am really pleased. The shorter handles have not been an issue for my uses, fit nicely in rfp, and the narrow tip is a pleasant surprise! I didn’t realize how needlenose-like the tip would be, very handy.
     
  3. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Thanks Gary for pointing these out, since you have the pattern any chance of a sheath?
     
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  4. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    You’re welcome you can email
    And we can discuss any details
    G2
     
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  5. Gurdygurds

    Gurdygurds Gold Member Gold Member

    407
    Aug 10, 2013
    Those thing are flippin' cool! May have to give them a try. I have a pair of small Milwaukee pliers that I'm not in love with.
     
  6. BJE

    BJE

    Apr 12, 2006
    As a professional mechanic, knipex pliers are the best, bar none, the tool trucks such as Mac and snap on sell them on the truck for $75-$100 per pair, and they still sell tons of them.
    I own several pair, and when I encounter a rounded nut or bolt, they come out and bite like the dickens, never had a pair that wouldn’t hold more than I could grip.
    Lifetime warranty as well.
    When vice grips fail to hold, I grab knipex cobras.
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I wish they made baby PlierWrench...that would be awesome.
     
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  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    This. :cool:
     
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  9. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    The pliers have a nice tight bite too

    G2
     
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  10. markwesti

    markwesti Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 24, 2012
    If it's not to late .
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  11. rishma

    rishma

    954
    Jun 22, 2008
    What are those??
     
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  12. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    looks like jaw covers?
    G2
     
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  13. rishma

    rishma

    954
    Jun 22, 2008
    Yes. Found them on the website. I don’t think they fit the XS. Not sure why I’d need them?
     
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  14. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    For all your delicates, of course :thumbsup: :)

    Do those fit the XS? They actually could be useful on occasion - better than wrapping in duct tape. G2 would need to modify his sheath with an extra compartment ;)
     
  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Soft jaws are underrated;)
     
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  16. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
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    Its a teeny thing.

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  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    My little guy showed up for Christmas! :D :thumbsup:

    For those that were asking about a sheath, it turns out that the large slip sheath that Collector Knives sells is a PERFECT fit! :cool: :thumbsup:

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    Pretty impressed by these little things. Definitely the most useful set of tiny pliers I've come across. Already had reason to use 'em a few times, and they held firm. Well done!

    Those are for the plier wrenches, not the Cobras.
     
  18. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Thanks for this, ordering now!

    Jeff
     
  19. rishma

    rishma

    954
    Jun 22, 2008
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  20. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I broke down and bought these. Great tool for the coin pocket. They fit in my Fallkniven DC4 sharpening stone leather slip nicely.
    Wondering if a small Chris Reeve leather slip would work? Can anyone with these pliers and a small CR slip try it?
    I wish Knipex would make XS regular pliers with a Phillips and Flathead screwdriver on the handle ends.

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