April 18, 2014 05:47 AM

The Fierceness of CHANNELLOCK® in Pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we figured why not use pictures to tell our favorite story: the fierceness of CHANNELLOCK®. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new venture for CHANNELLOCK® Nation, CHANNELLOCK® on Instagram.

If you’re already a part of the CHANNELLOCK® Nation, you probably know a little about what goes in to making CHANNELLOCK® pliers. But by following us on Instagram, you’ll see CHANNELLOCK® in a whole new way: like our drop forge that stamps out our 440® Straight Jaw Pliers and the skilled craftsmen that put the finishing touches on the CHANNELLOCK® 85 Fence Tool. With Instagram you can see all the behind-the-scenes work at our manufacturing plants.

If you haven’t used Instagram before, don’t worry it’s easy to sign up. Just download the mobile app on your iPhone/iPad (iOS), Android or Windows Phone device and register through your Facebook account or an email address. Once you’ve done that, you can start following your favorite plier manufacturer (hint: it’s us!) by searching @CHANNELLOCK. Then it’s as simple as liking and commenting on the photos you love. For more information on starting your Instagram account, visit

As the CHANNELLOCK® Nation continues to grow, we want to find new ways to show our fans a little more of what CHANNELLOCK® is. We’re more than your go-to pliers in your work bag; we’re a family company that started with one man’s dream in 1886. Follow CHANNELLOCK® on Instagram at or by searching @CHANNELLOCK in the Instagram app to see how far we’ve come together.

Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

March 27, 2014 07:52 AM

Pick Your Project. Pick Your CHANNELLOCK® Tools. It’s Fix-It Season!

Spring is finally here, and that means warmer weather, brighter colors and new beginnings. Here in Meadville, we like to think of it as the official start to Fix-It Season, when DIY champions can start working on projects that they could only dream of during the winter. It’s a time to get outside and turn that “to-do list” into a “done list.”

To get CHANNELLOCK® Nation ready, today we’re kicking off the Opening Day of Fix-It Season with exclusive deals, merchandise and free shipping on all orders! From March to June, visit our Fix-It Season page for first-time-ever savings from CHANNELLOCK® where the more you buy, the more you’ll save: buy two CHANNELLOCK® tools, receive 10 percent off; buy three tools and receive 15 percent off; and, buy four or more tools and you’ll receive 20 percent off your order.

Professionals, tradesmen and DIYers can also visit the Fix-It Season page to learn about our bi-weekly tool bundle deals that will be announced on alternating Fridays, starting March 28. Each bundle will include at least three CHANNELLOCK® tools, a CHANNELLOCK® branded hat or shirt, and will be available for a limited time with increased savings.

You can also like CHANNELLOCK® on Facebook to stay up to date on exclusive, weekly giveaways that you can enter during Fix-It Season.

So what are you waiting for? Pick your project, pick your tools and get fixing!

Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.


March 12, 2014 05:07 AM

Only Eight Days Until Spring; Get Your CHANNELLOCKs Ready!

The first official day of spring is only eight days away, and here in Meadville, we can’t wait to get outside and tackle our to-do lists and start on all the projects we planned during winter! So to help get CHANNELLOCK® Nation excited for the change of the season, we’ve put together a list of a few spring projects that are easy to do yourself, and best of all, can be accomplished with a pair of your favorite blue-handled, American-made pliers!

Replacing a leaky pipe or faucet: In the winter, if your home has leaks in its plumbing then ice isn’t far behind. Well in the springtime, you’ll most likely find puddles of water near a leaky pipe. So throw your trusty 440® Straight Jaw Pliers on the pipe and swap it out for a better fitting.

Check your gutters: When water freezes in the winter, it expands. Check your gutters in the spring to ensure that they aren’t loose and are free of debris. You can use the 528 Slip Joint Plier to bend, tighten and reshape your gutters.

Install a new heating system: This might sound like a winter job, but you’ll be wishing you had done it in the spring if your house isn’t ready for the next arctic blast. If your furnace or boiler were on their last legs this past winter, it may be time to install a new one. No matter what choice you make, you can be sure that at least one pair of tongue and groove pliers will be needed!

Mend your fences: Winter brings various storms – wind, rain, hail, sleet, snow and more – and fences often times need a tune-up in the spring. So for all of our ranchers and farmers out there, take time to carefully walk along your fence lines, looking for areas that will need to be fixed. Just make sure you bring your 85 Fence Tool with you, it’s perfect for barbed wire and high tensile fences.

Bonus project: Sit back and enjoy the warm weather. This one is a must, especially for all the tradesmen who work outside even during the winter. After all, everyone could use a BOCB Bottle Opener for their “me time.”

Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.