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.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
ETA: July 2014
After using Grip-On, i can’t use anything else.
Wow! Deception reigns. Did you all notice that this tool clearly and proudly states “U. S. Patent …”.
Whatever would that be doing their? Oh. I see. For the quick but uninformed buyer it might very easily imply “Made in the U.S.”. But no such luck.
Is this marketing thing you guys have seen before? I’ve not.
Sorry for the iPhone spelling… Darn Steve Jobs!