January 26, 2015 08:10 AM

National Mentor Month

January is National Mentor Month, and we know that many skilled tradesmen started their careers through apprenticeships. This month, we want to celebrate mentorship and share some of what tradesmen have learned from their mentors. 

So far, we have hosted giveaways on Facebook asking tradesmen who use CHANNELLOCK® tools for insight into their careers and what they have learned over the years. We’ve also asked, “What was the most important lesson or skill you learned as an apprentice?” 

Some of the answers we received included:

• Do it right the first time and every time;

• Apprenticeship is a good road to travel;

• Work safely;

• Have the right tool for the job;

• Look and think; and,

• Confidence is key!

Without these apprenticeships, many skilled tradesmen would not be where they are today. From the beginning, they learn which tools to use and many other important aspects of the day-to-day work as a plumber, mechanic, electrician, first responder or more. 

The month isn’t over yet, and we want to keep hearing from all of the tradesmen out there. So stay tuned for more giveaways and questions on Facebook during the month of January! 



Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

January 20, 2015 08:25 AM

The CHANNELLOCK® 2014 Gridiron Garage Giveaway Winner

We are pleased to announce that Frank G. of Missouri is the lucky winner of the 2014 CHANNELLOCK® Gridiron Garage Giveaway. Frank said he was thrilled to learn that he had won. He shared that he had entered last year’s giveaway so he wasted no time in entering again this year, but admits that he never expected to win. “This is something that seems to happen to other people, but not me,” Frank said.

As a homeowner, Frank has been busy renovating some of the rooms in his house. Most recently, he remodeled his family room and said that this prize package will help him do even more. Frank’s winnings included:

• $2,000 worth of CHANNELLOCK® tools;

• CHANNELLOCK® tool chest;

• 27” HDTV;

• Stainless steel 3-burner gas grill;

• Mini fridge; and,

• 7,000-watt generator. 

Frank said that he plans on using his prizes to help build a work area in his garage for future projects. He is excited to try out all of his new CHANNELLOCK® tools around the house for his next remodeling project – his home office area.

Frank and his family are proud of their home state of Missouri and are fans of the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Missouri. “I have family who attend Mizzou,” Frank proudly said.

CHANNELLOCK® is proud to recognize Frank as the 2014 Gridiron Garage Giveaway winner. We hope to get updates on his home office makeover and hope that he enjoys watching the Cardinals this coming season on his new TV.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Gridiron Garage Giveaway. We look forward to everyone’s entries next time!

Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.

January 15, 2015 03:50 AM

The Right Tools for the Job

Tradesmen and women quite literally built America. So it should come as no surprise that they take pride in having the best tools for their professions. To celebrate America’s tradesmen and women, and help them find the best tools, we recently added new Professional Pages to that provide information on what tools work best for each trade, whether it’s plumbing, automotive, electrical, first responders, HVAC or linemen


Whether you’re a journeyman, apprentice or master tradesmen, the new Professional Pages can help you find the best tool for the job. Check it out!



CHANNELLOCK® Tools are the most important thing in a plumber’s truck, other than the plumber.



“I’m a big fan of the CODE BLUE line. I like having a tool that I know is going to fit in my hand.” – Stuart Deutsch, Technical Analyst and Blogger,



Electricians demand precision and reliability. That’s why they choose CHANNELLOCK® Wire Strippers – accurate and easy cuts from a legendary tool maker.


First Responders

As a first responder, your job requires tools that are reliable and versatile. The CHANNELLOCK® Rescue Tool pries open windows and doors, cuts wires and cables easily, shuts off gas safety valves and loosens hose couplings.



No home or garage is complete without a good, reliable screwdriver. CHANNELLOCK® American-made drivers mean business. They’re the strongest, most durable screwdrivers we can make.



CHANNELLOCK® revolutionized linemen’s pliers with the added benefit of Xtreme Leverage Technology (XLT). XLT positions the rivet closer to the cutting edge so considerably less force is required to cut than with other High-Leverage designs. The combination of XLT and laser heat-treated cutting edges makes this tool a must have for any toolbox.

We have the tools for you!



Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.