Snap-On Releases New Pliers

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August 2, 2019—Snap-on has released a new, patent-pending, push-button convertible design of the SRPCR Series Snap Ring Pliers.

This latest innovation offers speed and precision, allowing technicians to easily switch between internal and external rings up to 80 percent faster with the literal push of a button, while the longer 45-degree and 90-degree jaws allow for easier access to hard-to-reach retaining rings. 

"These pliers can cut the time it takes to install and remove rings on transmission repairs, AC compression clutches, starter and turbo chargers in half," says Rik Hopper, a Snap-on product manager. "They are lighter and less bulky than competitor products and really accelerate aviation work on seating mechanisms, hydraulic and lighting systems. Techs can use them to more quickly power through heavy duty truck applications like installing and removing semi-floating rear axle bearings on the WARN M254 Dana 50/60 Hub Lock."

The wide cushion grip of the tool offers more comfort and control, while its cold-forged steel contains a higher alloy content that makes the pliers stronger and more durable. The tool features a steel finish with a protective clear coating to defend against corrosion.

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