Why does the flat round nose pliers with cutting edge (26 12 200) have "O-legs"?

The 26 12 200 flat round nose pliers with cutting edge have deliberately "O-legs". The tapered gripping jaws ensure that the smallest parts can be gripped with the tip at any time. If both halves of the pliers were to close flush already at a small distance from the joint, there would be a great risk that they would diverge towards the tip, and thus thin material could not be gripped safely. KNIPEX has deliberately solved this risk with the conical shape.

Our flat round pliers are made of an elastic and yet highly resilient material. As a result, the cutting edges of the pliers close with light pressure and both the gripping and cutting function can be guaranteed.