Jeff wrote in with a tip that Irwin GrooveLock pliers are on sale at Amazon. (Thank you, Jeff!)
There are two sizes on sale – 6″ and 8″ pliers, priced at $9 and $10 each, respectively. Both have V-shaped all-purpose jaws, which can grip a variety of flat, round, and hex materials.
A 2pc set of pliers are usually $20, but have gone on sale for $15 before. However, the 2pc set typically comes with 8″ and 10″ sizes. I don’t remember ever seeing the 6″ pliers discounted before.
I’ve talked about Irwin GrooveLock pliers before, with my comparison of an updated style in 2012 being the most detailed.
GrooveLock pliers offer good performance at a great value. I prefer other adjustable pliers brands over Irwin, but I also have a bigger tool budget now than when I bought my first Irwin 2pc set years ago. Even with more premium pliers, I still use my Irwin’s on occasion. They’re versatile and reliable.
The 6″ pliers are an add-on item, which means you need a qualifying order over $25 before they’ll ship.
It’s unclear how long the promo pricing will last. The two are listed on an Irwin Deals page, but there’s no expiration date mentioned.
As an aside…
A few years ago, Dewalt was showing off their adjustable pliers next to Irwin GrooveLocks, to highlight the difference in jaw opening width capacity. And now Stanley Black & Decker owns Irwin.