Milwaukee has expanded their new line of Torque Lock locking pliers and clamps with a couple of new models. The new locking pliers features a lot of the same features as their initial wave pliers, but are also built with handle grips and a fast-action one-handed pressure release mechanism.
When Milwaukee announced their new locking pliers and clamps, I wondered why they did not engineer the tools with European-style release levers. What I did not consider was that the Vise-Grips-style release lever allows for easier implementation of a fast-release feature.
Fast-Release Locking Pliers Sizes and Styles
- 6″ long nose, 48-22-3406
- 9″ long nose, 48-22-3409
- 5″ curved jaw, 48-22-3405
- 7″ curved jaw, 48-22-3407
- 10″ curved jaw, 48-22-3410
- 2pc curved jaw set (7″, 10″), 48-22-3402
Surprisingly, Milwaukee’s comfort-grip fast-release locking pliers hardly cost any more than their regular bare-grip pliers. The 10″ curved jaw pliers are $12.97, and the new fast-release version is $13.97.
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ETA: July 2014