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 C clamps. While jaw capacity is sacrificed to allow for the tool’s low profile, 1-3/4″ should still be enough for many quick clamping tasks.
As of this morning, these 10″ pliers seem to be on sale for $12.47 each, which we think is a fantastic deal. These 10″ locking pliers are currently $30 at MSC, and the 12″ version is $27.99 via Amazon. Edit: The price has jumped back up to $26.
Grip-on’s 10″ self leveling jaw locking pliers are available for about $25 – $30.