SALE! Knipex 87-01-125 5" Cobra Pliers - Plastic Grip

Knipex 87-01-125 5" Cobra Pliers - Plastic Grip - KC Tool
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List Price: $45.56
Sale Price: $30.37
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Meet the Cobra - The Indispensable Gripping Machine

No more time-consuming test-adjusting to achieve the correct size. Now, simply position the upper jaw to the workpiece, press the button and close the lower jaw.

Say "goodbye" to those awful blood blisters you get with other gripping pliers. We've designed a built-in pinch guard that prevents blood blisters on your hand. Your safety is our first priority.

Innovative. Efficient. Safe. That's the KNIPEX Difference.

For use in precision mechanics, hobbies and in the home.
Improved access in very confined spaces, perfect for an emergency tool kit

Adjustment at the touch of a button directly on the workpiece
Fine adjustment for optimum adaptation to different sizes of workpieces and a comfortable handle width
Self-locking on pipes and nuts: no slipping on the workpiece and low hand force required
Gripping surfaces with special hardened teeth, teeth hardness approx. 61 HRC: low wear and stable gripping
Box-joint design: high stability because of double guide
Reliable catching of the hinge bolt: no unintentional shifting
Guard prevents operators' fingers being pinched
Chrome vanadium electric steel, forged, oil-hardened
Grey atramentized
Polished head
Handles with non-slip plastic coating
Article No.



87 01 125125grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating127271385
87 01 1501501 1/4323011145
87 01 1801801 1/2423618170
87 01 2502502504625314
87 01 3003002 3/4706030530
87 01 400400grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating3 1/29095271214
87 01 5605604 1/2115120202750
87 02 180180grey atramentizedpolishedwith multi-component grips1 1/2423618196
87 02 2502502504625376
87 02 3003002 3/4706030580
87 03 125125chrome platedwith non-slip plastic coating125271385
87 03 1801801 1/2423618175
87 03 2502502504625314
87 03 3003002 3/4706030530
87 05 250250chrome platedwith multi-component grips2504625355
87 05 3003002 3/4706030579
87 11 250250grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating2504625335
87 21 250250grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating2504625335
87 22 250250grey atramentizedpolishedwith multi-component grips2504625366
87 26 250250chrome platedinsulated with multi-component grips, VDE-tested2504624340
87 28 250250grey atramentizedpolishedinsulated with multi-component grips, VDE-tested2504624340
87 41 250250grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating10 - 3215329
87 51 250250grey atramentizedpolishedwith non-slip plastic coating1 1/4323419329
87 09 01Push-Button replacement set for 86/87 250 & 300
87 09 180Push-Button replacement set for 87 XX 180
87 09 400Push-Button replacement set for 87 01 400
87 09 560Push-Button replacement set for 87 01 560
87 19 250Spare spring for 87 11 250
9K 58788Jaw Protectors for Cobra and Alligator Pliers - 87 XX 250 / 88 XX 250

Knipex-Werk manufactures and Knipex Tools LP distributes the highest quality tools for industrial and commercial use. KNIPEX Tools come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. In the unlikely event that the exact type of tool should no longer be available, Knipex may elect to replace the tool with a comparable tool of equal or greater value, or at Knipex Tools LP's option, Knipex Tools LP may elect to refund the purchase price for the defective tool. The foregoing remedies are the sole and exclusive remedies available under this warranty, and in no event will Knipex-Werk or Knipex Tools LP be liable for incidental, special, or consequential damages, lost profits or other economic loss. This warranty applies only to the original end-user that purchased the tool, and does not apply in any way to failures caused by misuse, abuse, alteration, accident, or tools worn out by use.

For warranty service contact Knipex Tools LP or your nearest authorized Knipex dealer.

Warranty claims require return of the defective tool, proof of purchase, and confirmation from you that you are the original end-user purchaser of the tool. All shipping and transportation costs are excluded from this warranty.


Knipex-Werk and Knipex Tools LP neither assumes, nor authorizes any person to assume for it, any other warranty, condition, or obligation expressed or implied.
125-149mm (5.0-5.9 inches)
Plastic Coated (Vinyl)
Individual Tools
Country of Origin:
Made in Germany

82 Reviews

  • 5
    Knipex 5" cobra pliers

    Posted by Mike on Jun 30th 2019

    These pliers are pricey but the quality and versatility are worth it. They are small enough to easily fit in my motorcycle tool kit but are strong enough to get the job done. they adjust easily with one hand and clamp securely in place. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Knipex 5" cobra pliers

    Posted by Mike on Jun 12th 2019

    A lot to spend yes but well made and very functional. I bought these to go in my Motorcycle tool kit so small and light were essential. They definitely get the job done, recommended.

  • 5
    Great Pocket Grip

    Posted by Luke on May 28th 2019

    These are great really versatile for small areas, I now need to order another set as my 4 year old loves them as well.

  • 5
    Knipex 87-01-125 5" Cobra Pliers - Plastic Grip

    Posted by Nicholas Costantini on Apr 5th 2019

    I purchased these little beauties around a week ago. I figured their small enough to use as an everyday carry tool. They slip into the pocket of my pants or vest perfectly. I use these pliers a lot to loosen hose connections, tighten window cleaning squeegees, tighten waterpole clamps, etc. the possibilities are really endless. These pliers are tough, small and look great. I'll be buying another pair for my motorcycle tool kit, their small enough to keep on the bike. Grab a pair, you won't be let down, I promise. Thanks for the fast shipping KC Tool, your another company that never lets me down.

  • 5
    Best pliers ever

    Posted by Patrick on Mar 17th 2019

    Seriously some of the best pair of pliers that I have ever used in my life, I carry them in my pocket everyday. Saved me in a couple of bad situations.

  • 4
    A little too small, but quite handy

    Posted by Jon on Feb 24th 2019

    Until you have these in hand it is hard to appreciate how small 5" is. Ultimately, I think a 6" model with this size head would be ideal, in my medium-size hands with my index finger on the bend in the lower handle (where it says "made in Germany") the end of the upper handle presses right into my palm swell. Ergonomically this isn't great, it is just too small and I almost always go for the larger ones I own even when this head size is ideal, just because the larger handles are so much nicer to work with. The head is a super-useful size for household repair tasks, and they occupy a tiny amount of space for a tool capable of applying as much force as this one is. I could see these being great to carry around in lieu of a multi-tool if you wanted something more robust but no heavier. What they lack in ergonomics they make up for in cute. It's like a perfect scale model of the bigger Cobras. But for what these cost, unless you have really small hands or a specialty application, I would steer you towards the larger ones, especially if you don't own larger ones already. The quality is all here but due to the diminutive size I find I use them a fraction as often as my 7" Cobras. These wound up in my electrical box, they are good for grabbing Halex connectors, pulling off metallic punchouts, etc without taking up too much space.

  • 5
    Gets into tight spaces

    Posted by J.Gilman on Feb 22nd 2019

    I use these for electrical, mostly commercial fixture installation. I last used them while installing a 4ft LED fixture over a door. The light was wired and I needed to tighten the MC cable connector circular nut inside the light housing. The catch was that the connector was in the door of a small hatch, made of thin sheet metal, and it only left about 1/2” of clearance when open. Because the connector was in the door, I couldn’t tap it tight with a flat blade screwdriver without bending the light gage metal. I was able to slip these in the small gap and easily tighten the ring nut with no problem.

  • 5
    Versatile, and will let you get into small spaces.

    Posted by J.Gilman on Feb 1st 2019

    I don't use this a lot but it has helped me in a few situations where I needed to apply a lot of pressure to a tight area. It takes up very little room in my bag, so it's worth carrying for the times I need it.

  • 5
    almost too small!

    Posted by DT on Oct 14th 2018

    fit and finish is excellent, pliers work very well and are small for tight areas.