Insulated Universal Side-Cutting Pliers - Connector Crimping

Delivers Superior Leverage For Crimping Non-Insulated Connectors, Lugs and Terminals


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What's special about this Side-Cutting Plier?

  • Double layer of insulation protects against injury if tool makes contact with an electrified source of up to 1000V
  • Multi-functional: pliers can be used cutting and connector-crimping
  • Crimping die behind the hinge crimps non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals with ease… no separate crimper needed
  • Toothed pipe grip gives superior “grab” for more power
  • Hot-riveted joint allows for smooth, steady operation
  • Each pliers is individually tested to exceed IEC 60900 and ASTM F1505 standards
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Part # Jaw Length Jaw Thickness Jaw Width Knife Length Overall Length Weight Price
KT-12098-INS 1-25/32" 1/2" 1-1/32" 3/4" 8-7/8" 0.89 lbs DISCONTINUED


- Whenever possible, always de-energize lines and equipment prior to working on or around them. Klein insulated tools are designed only to reduce the chance of injury where the tool may make contact with an energized source.
- Do NOT touch uninsulated portion of the tool or any conductive object when either might contact an energized source.
- Because moisture, films, or other surface contaminants are conductive, Klein insulated tools must be kept clean, dry, and free of any surface contaminants.
- Always wear approved eye protection.

  • Individually tested to exceed standards.
  • Crimping die behind hinge for superior leverage crimping non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals.
  • Toothed pipe grip for greater power.
  • Integral guards help prevent hand contact with conductive parts.
  • Custom US-made tool steel


Klein Tools insulated pliers feature two layers of insulation on the handles-a bright orange, impact-resistant outer coating covers a white, high-dielectric inner coating. The double-insulated design provides superior protection against electrical shocks of up to 1,000 volts.

The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) handles are patented and designed for exceptional toughness. They are built to resist chemicals, abrasions and marring. An integral guard on the top of the handles helps prevent inadvertent hand contact with conductive parts.

Part # Jaw Length Jaw Thickness Jaw Width Knife Length Overall Length Weight Price
KT-12098-INS 1-25/32" 1/2" 1-1/32" 3/4" 8-7/8" 0.89 lbs DISCONTINUED



Klein® insulated pliers exceed the EN 60900 and ASTM F1505 industry standards for insulated tools. The pliers are clearly marked with the official "1,000-Volt rating" symbol.

Like all Klein pliers, the new insulated pliers feature a hot-riveted joint to ensure smooth action with no handle wobble. The high-leverage design on the side-cutting pliers provides 46% greater cutting at the knives than other designs allow.

Other Klein features of the pliers include a precision gap at the jaw, induction-hardened cutting knives, and a precision-hardened head for on-the-job toughness. The head is constructed of custom, U.S.-made tool steel.

Pliers have bright orange, impact-resistant outer coating plus white, high-dielectric inner coating that provide protection against electrical shocks up to 1,000 V. Thermoplastic polyurethane handles resist chemicals, abrasions, and marring. Integral guard on top of handles helps prevent inadvertent hand contact with conductive parts. Pliers exceed EN 60900 and ASTM F1505 industry standards for insulated tools.

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