Gearwrench has come out with new 10″ Pitbull pliers with an “Auto-Bite” feature that is said to enable one-handed jaw adjustments.
The new Gearwrench pliers, 82592C, joins their every-growing line of automotive and general purpose hand tools.
These new 10″ pliers will launch as part of a larger Gearwrench Pitbull line of pliers, which Gearwrench says are their most advance pliers yet.
GEARWRENCH Pitbull line of pliers is GEARWRENCH’s most advanced range of industrial pliers. The Pitbull line of pliers offer the industrial / automotive technician the best grip and cut day in and day out. They are forged from alloy steel and precision machined for long life and durability. The Pitbull pliers offer unique features such as the K9 Jaws which provide a strong grip, even when on a 35° angle and a high leverage joint design which provides up to 35% greater cutting power.
Gearwrench says that with their “exclusive Auto-Bite” lever engaged, squeezing the pliers’ handles together will automatically adjust the jaw pressure to provide a strong grip.
The pliers have aggressive angled teeth for increased grip, more jaw positions – look at the rear to see additional serrations – and also Grip Zone handles for a non-marring grip. I’m guessing the Grip Zone handles are for pulling hoses or other such parts.
A pinch-stop design helps to protect your palm and fingers from getting squeezed between moving parts.
The pliers also have tether loops built into the handle ends, for attaching accessories for increased safety when working at heights.
According to the pliers’ packaging, the max jaw opening width is 2-1/8″.
- Aggressive v-groove jaws
- One-handed operation
- Auto-Bite feature that can be turned on and off
- 2X gripping power with Auto-Bite clamping pressure
- Tether-ready handles
- Slim jaws
- Grip Zone handles for added functionality
Gearwrench PR has not yet responded to our request for pricing and availability information, but we expect for these pliers to be positioned in the same mid-pricepoint space as their current offerings.
If you can’t wait for these pliers to launch, Gearwrench has very many styles and sizes of pliers in their current catalog, and there are of course many other brands to choose from as well.
A closeup of the jaws shows the serrated jaws, and it looks like Gearwrench’s mention of aggressive angled teeth for more grip and added jaw positions for more versatility are spot-on.
If you’re surprised at the gold and black handle color scheme, we wrote about Gearwrench’s brand identity changes, which kicked off 3 years ago.