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How To Use Circlip Pliers

Circlip pliers (also known as snap ring pliers) are used to remove and insert internal or external circlips. But how do you use them correctly?

 

Step 1

Insert the circlip plier tips into the holes of the circlips you are looking to install.

 

Step 2

Once the pliers are in place, close the handles to reduce the size of the circlips. Do not over squeeze the handles as this can permanently damage the circlips. The circlips only needs to be reduced in size enough to fit the bore.

 

Step 3

Once the circlips have been reduced to the necessary size, hold the handles in place to maintain this size and then insert the circlips into the groove of the bore making sure that it clicks correctly into place.

 

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