Questions and answers

What sizes do channel lock pliers come in?

What sizes do channel lock pliers come in?

They’re versatile, strong, and durable enough to pass down to your kids. This set includes the 6-1/2-inch 426 plier, 9-1/2-inch 420 plier, and 12-inch 440 plier. Channellock uses high carbon C1080 steel for superior performance on the job, and an electronic coating for ultimate rust prevention.

What kind of pliers are CHANNELLOCK?

Tongue-and-groove pliers are a type of slip-joint pliers….They are also known as:

  • water pump pliers,
  • adjustable pliers,
  • slippy pliers,
  • groove-joint pliers,
  • arc-joint pliers,
  • Multi-Grips,
  • tap or pipe spanners,
  • gland pliers,

Does CHANNELLOCK make locking pliers?

Channel lock pliers, named after the American company that produces them – Channellock — are used for grabbing and pinching things. They’re made from sturdy materials such as high-carbon steel, and their gripping jaws provide a strong grip on an object.

What is Channel locking pliers?

Channel lock pliers are a set of pliers that have an angled head where one handle slides to adjust the size of the opening used to pinch and grab without affecting the distance between the handles.

How do you use locking pliers?

How to Use Locking Pliers

  1. Open the pliers up completely.
  2. Locate the plier mouth adjustment bolt.
  3. Place the gripping mouth on the object to size for adjustment.
  4. Squeeze the handles together until you hear a click.
  5. Push the locking plate down flush with the handle to unlock the pliers.

What are locking pliers used for?

Locking pliers can be used to handle materials whenever it would be awkward or uncomfortable to grip them directly, for instance when working with heat or maneuvering small components into position for gluing or soldering.

Where is Channellock Tools made?

Meadville, Pennsylvania
Since 1886, Channellock, Inc. has manufactured high-quality pliers on American soil. We’re proud to employ more than 350 dedicated associates who work hard every day to manufacture more than 75 different sizes and types of pliers in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

What’s the difference between pliers and channel locks?

The term “channel locks” refers to a brand of slip-joint pliers produced by Channellock, Inc. Whereas slip-joint pliers grip rounded and flat-sided objects, wrenches typically grip only flat-sided objects. Slip-joint pliers and wrenches are essential components of a comprehensive tool kit.

Where is Channel Lock Tools made?

Can you use pliers as a wrench?

Although pliers can be used to tighten and loosen nuts, this is a task better suited to the wrench. Pliers tend to damage the surfaces of fasteners and are usually more difficult to use than a properly-sized wrench.

Do I need locking pliers?