There are many uses for pliers, and a quality pair helps you tackle a work or home job much more effectively. Whether you need pliers for cutting or twisting wire or simply to use for gripping, high-quality Channellock hand tools are effective when you need precision and strength. Since the company's inception in Evansburg, PA in 1886, Channellock, Inc., has been making pliers known for their reliability and durability.Cutting
Cutting pliers, many of which are diagonal cutting plier styles, are valuable tools in any electrician's toolbox. Channellock's 338 8-inch high leverage diagonal lap joint cutting pliers provide incredibly clean cuts due to the correct cutting edge alignment of its knife and anvil cutters. A handy tool for cutting piano wire up to 2 millimetres in diameter, the Channellock 437 7-inch diagonal box joint cutting pliers are effective at cutting hard wire up to 2.3 millimetres in diameter. Channellock's Linesman pliers are also effective cutting pliers and available in round nose, bevel nose, combination, and ironwork models.Long Reach
It can be frustrating trying to use pliers that are too large to fit into tiny spaces. With long reach Channellock pliers, users are able to successfully access cramped areas, and these are popular with electricians, artisans, and jewellery makers. Favoured models of Channellock's long reach pliers include the 718 8-inch duck bill long reach pliers, the 728 7.5-inch diagonal cutting long reach pliers, and the 738 8-inch needle nose long reach pliers.Heat Resistance
Some pliers need to be particularly durable to handle jobs that deal with extremely high temperatures. Ironworkers and steelworkers may appreciate Channellock's laser heat-treated 350S 9-inch ironworker's pliers. This hand tool features knife and anvil cutting edges and high carbon steel that deters the formation of rust.Clamping
Jobs that require pliers to grab, pinch, wrench, or clamp benefit from the use of Channellock's Tongue & Groove models. Many know the high-carbon steel tool style simply as channel lock pliers because Channellock made the design so famous around the world. Firefighters and first responders often use these pliers in emergency situations, and Channellock offers models that include straight jaw, smooth jaw, and narrow nose styles.