Vintage Assorted mixed pack of 10 pieces
Circlips are circular shaped clips made out of semi-flexible metal. They are generally used to keep components fitted on shafts or housings and with bearings used for mechanisms that twist, spin, turn or pivot. They are also sometimes referred to as retaining rings or snap rings.
To remove external circlips, you would need to use both hands with the pliers to open the handles once the tips are in the circlip grip holes. This would then expand the circlip. However, needle nose pliers are not designed for this use, as they don’t have the shaped tips needed to safely hold the circlip.