Long-nose pliers (also known as Needle-nose pliers, pointy-nose pliers, pinch-nose pliers or snipe-nose pliers) are ideal for both cutting and holding. Long nosed pliers are generally used by Electricians, Network Engineers and other Tradesmen to bend, re-position and cut wire. Their long nose design gives excellent control while also having a cutting edge near the pliers' joint. Because of their long shape they are useful for reaching into small areas where cables or other materials have become trapped or unreachable. Knipex, CK Tools, NWS and Wiha produce VDE approved versions of their long nosed pliers that are tested to guarantee safe working around voltages up to 1000V AC and 1500 V DC.