We’ve been tipped off that Channellock wholesale prices will be increasing in a couple of months, and it is expected that distributors will raise retail prices accordingly. We trust our information source, but stress that we have not yet confirmed the price increase with Channellock.
Channellock prices have more or less remained the same for several years, and so a sudden across-the-board increase should not be all that surprising. The increase may also be in response to a significant hike in steel and raw material pricing.
You can buy Channellock pliers at Amazon, home improvement centers, industrial suppliers, and independent retailers. There’s no need to go crazy, but if there’s a particular tool you’ve been meaning to pick up, you might want to do so before the rumored increases go into effect.
Thank you to our tipster for the heads-up!