The ToolClip is the newest pocket-sized multi-tool in Sog’s growing lineup. Despite its size, Sog manages to pack a lot of features into the ToolClip – compact plier with wire cutter and spring-return, a knife blade, 2 screwdrivers, a file, and pocket clip. I’ve got to say, it looks pretty darn good. The list price is […]
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 […]
The other day there was a thread over at the Garage Journal polling members about whether they preferred quantity or quality when it comes to tools. As much as I prefer to use better quality tools, there are times when quantity and selection are a higher priority.
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.
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.
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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 […]
Product description and pricing errors are not at all that uncommon on online stores, but some of them are downright amusing. Take, for example, these Erem wire strippers that are claimed to feature magic. That’s right, at the bottom of the list, it clearly says that magic is one of these wire strippers’ main product […]
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.
These Grip-on 233-10 self leveling jaw locking pliers can be used on materials up to 1-3/4″ thick. Because of their pivoting jaw pads, these pliers can be used to clamp flat or tapered surfaces. These pliers are intended to be used in workspaces too small for C clamps, spring clamps, quick bar clamps, and even Vise-Grip […]
Grip-on’s 727-08 ErgoGrip locking pliers sure are a strange a sight with its right-angle pistol-grip design. With a 70-degree angled design, these pliers are intended to reduce hand strain and fatigue, and are ideal for use in confined spaces. They are also claimed to exert for up to 50% more force in twisting applications. Proto […]
First of all, we absolutely LOVE Xuron pliers and shears. Yes, we know that we’ve mentioned this before, but great products like Xuron’s deserve the fresh attention. Second of all, we absolutely LOVE the above product image. Here’s why Xuron products are among our favorites hand tools, and why we think that Xuron is an upstanding company: great […]
Today we’re taking a quick look at the relatively new Gearwrench Double-X hemostat. Similar in design to Gearwrench’s Double-X pliers, these hemostats are designed to hold and clamp onto objects in hard to reach areas. Hemostats are clamping forceps that (in a non-medical sense) are preferred over pliers when dealing with small or delicate parts or when working in tighter […]
Grip-on locking pliers are the bee’s knees. Seriously. Grip-on offers a wide selection of locking pliers styles, their prices are fair, and their tools are of superb quality and feel. Grip-on’s pliers are available with an enamel coating as shown above, or uncoated. The ones we have are uncoated, and are spectacular to use. Grip-on […]
“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
Xuron produces superb precision tools – we love their pliers, shears, and scissors. Xuron tools are durable, comfortable to use, provide exceptional performance, are very affordable, and are made in the USA. Our favorite Xuron tools are their non-serrated short nose pliers (pictured above), fiber cutters, and tweezer nose pliers. We are also huge fans of Xuron’s flush-cut micro shears (also […]
I was just browsing SK’s website and noticed that their 2-piece compound pliers set is currently on sale. The set will set you back about $40 plus ~$9 shipping, not too bad given that the set retails for $60-65. Alternatively, you may want to check out Gearwrench’s compound pliers set that sells for about $38 via […]
I was browsing Grip-On’s catalog the other day, and found mention of this unusual tool. Grip-On’s bunion relief pliers can be used to spot-stretch all types of footwear to accomodate bunions, corns, and other painful bumps on the feet. In case you’re wondering, no, this is not an early April Fools Day joke.
Channellock’s 6-in-1 Rescue Tool is one heck of a multitool. It is 10″ long, weighs a whopping 26oz, and packs a whole lot of life-saving action. The Rescue Tool is of course intended for professional rescuers, but most of its features are handy for home and shop use as well.
The other day, ToolGuyd described one way of checking the country-of-origin of a pair of soft-handled Vise-Grips. Well, it has come to light (thanks Elroy) that there is a MUCH simpler method that requires simply checking looking at the adjustment screw.