Part# 12-02018
MFR Model# 26W
ModelDescriptionNom Size
26WSafetyTwist™9DiagonalCushion Throat12-02018


Milbar is the world’s leading brand of Wire Twister Tools and Kits. Designed for the professional mechanic, Milbar forgings are made from high carbon alloy steel and are controlled throughout the manufacturing process to exacting engineering specifications. Each tool passes a series of rigorous quality assurance tests which ensure function and reliability under the most demanding environments. (Black oxide finish)

    Reversible action for left and right twists.
    Automatic spring return.
    Faster with better control.
    6" and 9" models available with cushion throat to hold clipped wire – no Foreign Object Damage (FOD).
    6", 9" and 12" models available.
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  • Cushion throat holds clipped wire – no Foreign Object Damage (FOD)
  • Reversible action for left and right twists.
  • Automatic spring return.
  • Faster with better control.
  • 6" and 9" models available.


  • Available in Nom. Size: 6 and 9
  • Twist: Reversible
  • Nose: Diagonal
  • Jaw: Cushion Throat


works as advertised.

United S Verified Purchase


August 24, 2021

Wonderful tool! Necessary if you want to have good safety wire installations

Jim J
March 5, 2020

This is my second one. I really enjoy their products. Works great.

Al C
July 18, 2018

Great tool!

Andrew G
July 16, 2018

My Milbar pliers worked well, especially in comparison to the off brand pliers purchased by a club member. Note of caution: While teaching an inexperienced club member how to safety wire and while my back was turned, he broke the pliers by allowing the threaded grip to come loose while he furiously tried to finish the task. Lesson learned: Keep you eyes on your tools.

Bill R
April 30, 2018

Great price, fast shipping.

January 15, 2018

Looks like a quality product

Carl I
August 29, 2017

Overall these are good quality wire twisters, however we ordered 5 or 6 pairs and one of them was manufactured incorrectly. Aircraft Spruce Shipped us a replacement pair at no charge, but didnt communicate they were going to do that. Overall would buy again.

Vex P
June 29, 2018

Really only option but first pair I had stopped twisting.

Freeland A Verified Purchase


July 26, 2023

Cheaply made. It appears that aircraft tools are becoming a cheaply made tool. For the price and name brand, the safety wire twisters should be top quality. From the feel of using them, I don’t expect them to last very long. Milbar needs to step it up.

Warren W
July 20, 2018


Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Are the jaws on these Milbar wire twisters serrated, flat or tiger jawed?

Per our tech: They have serrated jaws.

Q: Are these Milbar wire twister model 25W and 26W made in the USA?

Per the supplier: Yes, they are. Made in the USA.

Q: Is there a warranty on these Milbar wire twisters?

Per the manufacturer: 1 year manufacturer warranty from date of receipt for evaluation, repair or replacement.

Q: Are the Milbar Wire Twisters 25W and 26W reversible to allow clockwise and counterclockwise twist direction?

Yes. These twisters are reversible so they will allow for right-hand (clockwise) and left-hand (counterclockwise) twists.

Q: Whats the wire capacity for the Milbar Wire Twister models 25W and 26W?

Per supplier: P/N# 12-01631 have an overall length of 8-3/4" and wire capacity of .041. P/N# 12-02018 have an overall length of 11" and a wire capacity of .060.

Q: What is the difference between cushion and standard throats?

The pliers with a cushion is used to help secure the cut off piece of wire, commonly used in areas where the cut off piece of wire can be a problem if dropped.

Q: Can you buy spare parts for the Milbar pliers?

We do not offer spare parts for these twisters.

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