Milwaukee 10" Reaming Pliers - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Tough yet light in weight, quick adjusting, with a good width capacity, and a handy reaming function


Milwaukee 10" Reaming Pliers

The Milwaukee 10" Reaming Pliers (48-22-3110) are part of the adjustable pliers family. Similar to groove-joint pliers, they're used to securely grip metal pipe fittings, nuts and bolts of varying sizes - usually up to about 2" in diameter.
The 48-22-3110 pliers are just under 10" long, with nicely padded 6-1/2" long handles. Overall weight is just under one pound.
As with all the other Milwaukee hand tools, these are made of forged alloy steel, with a rust protective coating applied, designed for a lifetime of hard use.
The head is just 9/32" wide, narrow enough to fit into tight spaces, while the machined V-grooved, serrated jaws provide a very secure grip on nuts and bolts. I found that the quick-adjust push-button makes for very fast jaw width adjustments. While Milwaukee claims that you can make width adjustments with a single hand I find it works best (and very quickly) using two hands.
When fully extended the jaws can securely grasp up to 2-1/4" - more than adequate for my use. And those long handles enable me to apply a lot of clamping pressure and leverage.

Quick adjust button makes for easy one-handed adjustment   

Serrated V-grooved jaws provide excellent holding power    

These pliers also feature reaming handles for deburring the inside rim of piping up to 1-1/2" - simply thrust the end of the handles into the pipe and rotate them to remove the burr. There is also a raised 5/32" ridge along the top of the head for reaming pipe up to about 2" in diameter.

Handle ends can ream up to 1-1/2" piping    
For just under $30 these Milwaukee 10" Reaming Pliers (48-22-3110) are great value for plumbers, electricians, mechanics, and avid DIYers. They're tough yet light in weight, quick adjusting, have a good width capacity, and a handy reaming function. Along with these 10" pliers Milwaukee also offers 8" (44-22-3108) and 12" (48-22-3112) versions.



  • 9-3/4" overall length
  • 6-1/2" handle length
  • 15 ounce weight
  • 2-1/4" jaw capacity
  • V-grooved jaw design
  • Head reams up to 2" pipe
  • Handles ream up to 1-1/2" pipe
  • Made of forged alloy steel
  • Quick adjust button
  • Rust protective coating
  • Rubber overmold grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Manufacturer:Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp
Available From:Tool and equipment suppliers nationwide
Retail Price:$29.99 CDN $21.92 US
Model #:48-22-3110
Made In:Taiwan
Carl Duguay, July 2012
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