Husky’s indexing pliers set features 3 styles of pliers, all with a flex-handle design. Flex-handles are not too common, but can be useful for reaching around obstructions or into tight-access enclosures.
The set comes with 8″ Channellock-style tongue and groove pliers, 6″ linesman’s-style combination pliers with wire cutters, and 7″ long nose pliers with wire cutters. The pivoting handles lock into multiple positions for better control.
A black nickel finish helps prevent rust or corrosion, and the handles are double-dipped for greater comfort.
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Price: $10 for the 3-piece set. Shipping is free on $45+ orders, and there’s also a free ship-to-store option.
User reviews describe these pliers as being loose and a little wobbly. At this price, that’s probably to be expected. If you want something a little more robust, SK also makes pivoting-handle pliers, with pricing at around $20 each.
The SK pliers have spring-action jaws, but I don’t believe that they have locking hinges. The SK 3-piece set (SKT89103) is $50 via Amazon, and the separate pliers (SKT89117 combination, SKT89126 cutters, SKT89137 needle nose) can be found via Advance Auto Parts and other retailers.