It’s Valentine’s Day, and Channellock let us know about a special coupon that can be used to knock 14% off their #4 tool roll gift set. Edit/Update: The coupon expires at the end of the month. Read More
As we previously reported, Channellock has recently introduced an improved version of their #369 linemen’s pliers. We have one in-hand and wondered how it differed from Channellock’s previous design. Channellock says that they moved the rivet closer to the cutter to provide the additional leverage, but it also looks like the new rivet is a bit […]
I found myself needing to upgrade from the wire crimpers found on my all-in-one wire stripper tool. During a stroll through the local home improvement store, I found a few affordable options and ultimately chose Channellock’s 909 crimpers. I’ve been working with terminals and butt connectors more often, but not enough to justify the purchase of a costly crimper. […]
A few weeks ago we introduced Channellock’s new 4-in-1 ratcheting wrenches. These wrenches feature four sizes in a single wrench, which each end sharing the ratcheting mechanism. This makes the wrenches light and compact, and we couldn’t wait to put them through some rough and intense testing.
We have been having a bit of discussion lately as to what constitutes a “normal” adjustable wrench. In my mind, a normal wrench may not necessarily be a good one. You know the kind, those 3-for-$15 sets you find at the bargain bin at the local home improvement store during peak winter holiday and Father’s Day […]
Channellock just came out with a new style of ratcheting wrenches. Each wrench features four ratcheting box end sizes, making the tools great for compact and on-the-go tool kits. There are two sets, SAE and metric, and each set includes two wrenches that cover a 8 wrench sizes.
Channellock has recently introduced new and improved 9.5″ linemen’s pliers (#369). Their design engineers moved the plier’s pivot rivet closer to the cutter surfaces, giving the tool greater leverage and cutting power. This tool also features cross-hatched jaw serrations, a grooved crushing area, and knife-anvil style cutters (preferred over double-sharp cutters). These cutters can be used […]
Channellock has officially launched the Channellock Nation, a place for tool enthusiasts like you and I to share our Channellock pride. Join the Channellock Nation to create a profile and to share photos of your well-used Channellock tools. Oh yea, did we mention that Channellock is giving away tons of tools to members? Members can register to […]
Soon after we posted about Channellock’s Dog Bone style wrenches, I thought back to a few months ago when I spotted Channellock-branded ratcheting wrenches. These wrenches were also found at a discount wholesale club, and although I don’t recall the exact price, it was possibly in the $25-30 range for the 7-piece set.
Spotted these Channellock-branded “Multi-Fit 8-in-1” dog bone socket wrenches over at the local BJs Wholesale Club. If I recall correctly, the set was around $20 or less. You won’t find these tools in Channellock’s main catalog, and they’re not made in the USA, but they seem to be of reasonable quality.
Channellock has redesigned their website to accommodate new features and to provide a more interactive experience. The new layout is cleancut, and the product directory looks to be very detailed yet easy to navigate.
Our Channellock V-Jaw pliers sets giveaway has just ended, but there are still two days left for you to vie for second place in our NutBuster giveaway! To enter to win, just tell us why you want a Channellock NutBuster plier in a comment! ToolGuyd Channellock NutBuster Plier Giveaway Product Details via Channellock Unrelated, our […]
There are a few days left in our Channellock V-Jaw Pliers Giveaway! To refresh your memory, we are giving away two Channellock VJ-1 V-Jaw pliers gift sets. To enter, go back to our giveaway post, and tell us why you want ’em! We have decided to add a second place prize to the giveaway – Channellock 9-1/2″ NutBuster […]
This Giveaway Ended in 2010. That’s right, we are giving away two USA-made Channellock V-Jaw plier gift sets!! Each VJ-1 set includes a pair of Channellock’s 6.5″ and 9.5″ V-jaw pliers. Designed to securely grip round stock, these v-jaw adjustable tongue and groove pliers are great for general purpose home and shop use. To enter to […]
Remember the Channellock VJ-1 V-Jaw Pliers gift set we mentioned yesterday? Through Father’s Day, Channellock is offering a 10% discount on this set when you order from their site using coupon code CP3Q1. The only thing better than great quality tools are quality tools that are on sale! Channellock VJ-1 Gift Set, via Channellock
Channellock has put together a nice gift set featuring their 412 6.5″ V-Jaw pliers and 422 9.5″ V-Jaw pliers. If you recall, we reviewed the small V-Jaw pliers a few months ago, and found them to be incredibly versatile. V-Jaw pliers are great for grasping round cylindrical objects, as well as odd-sized shapes.
I was doing some online shopping when I came across a flash advertisement for Brother printers that featured what looks to be a pair of Channellock disagonal pliers. Cool. I whipped out a pair of Channellock cutters, and compared the two, finding that the cutters in the ad were most definitely modeled after the Channellocks.
Right after we posted our review of Channellock’s new 6.5″ V-Jaw pliers, Josh from Brown Dog Welding left a comment via twitter that he uses the hell out of his Channellocks. We love seeing tools in action, so we asked Josh for a pic.
We’re a huge fan of Channellock products, so when they offered us the opportunity to review their new 412 V-Jaw pliers, we couldn’t refuse! As mentioned in our recent preview post of the 412 pliers, Channellock introduced this smaller 6.5-inch version of their V-Jaw pliers for use on small tubing and round stock. We found that […]
Channellock recently announced a new smaller sized V-Jaw tongue and groove plier. Similar in design to its larger brethren, the pocket-sized 6-1/2″ 412 plier is better suited for smaller or reduced access jobs.
“I’m looking for a first pair of retaining or snap ring pliers. What do you recommend?” We hear this a lot, and often recommend that Channellock is the way to go. Why? Well, Channellock’s internal/external universal retaining ring pliers are high quality tools that are easy to use and are very affordable. Channellock’s interchangeable tip retaining ring pliers typically […]
As we were working on a recent post about Channellock’s adjustable wrenches , we discovered several entertaining and insightful Channellock product videos. The clip above features Channellock’s adjustable wrenches. To view the other Channellock videos, check out their YouTube channel. Channellock YouTube Channel
I had the opportunity to use a Channellock adjustable wrench today, and it was an impressionable experience. The Channellock adjustable had very little play in the jaw, was relatively smooth to operate, and felt robust and sturdy. To top it off, the Channellock packed a huge jaw capacity into a small package. The adjustable […]
Channellock recently announced a “new and improved” series of Code Blue screwdrivers and nutdrivers. Each screwdriver has a 3-sided handle grip, straight-thru steel blade, and a magnetic tip, while the nutdrivers have full hollow shafts and the same high-torque grip. The color scheme and grip design of these drivers look rather appealing – if the drivers feel as […]
I was browsing Channellock’s website the other day and was quite pleasantly surprised by what I found. As you can see from the above screen capture, Channellock is openly disclosing that their screwdrivers and nutdrivers are made overseas. That open disclosure (not the fact that the drivers are imported) should be praised. You may be wondering […]