May 19, 2016 10:38 AM
May is National Bike Month. Established in 1957, National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists as a way to showcase the benefits of bicycling and to encourage others to consider bicycling. The number of bicyclists across the country is growing, and as a result, the number of people bike commuting has grown as well. In fact, according to a bikeleague.org study, bicycle commuting rates have increased by 62 percent between 2000 and 2013, and by 105 percent in communities that are considered “bicycle friendly.” In many of these communities, National Bike to Work Day has become a large annual event.
Every bike needs to be tuned up and ready to ride. Like any piece of equipment, proper maintenance is important to not only keep your bike in good working order, but for its safe operation as well. Some of the CHANNELLOCK® tools that could be used to fix and maintain your bike include:
Now, enjoy your bike this summer and make sure to follow the rules of the road!
May 11, 2016 07:20 AM
Celebrating its 71st year, The National Hardware Show (NHS) was recently held in Las Vegas, May 4-6, 2016. Each year this event brings tens of thousands of attendees and boasts more than 2,500 exhibitors representing 15 major product categories. The annual event is a chance to see what is new in the industry.
This year, attendees had the opportunity to see some of the latest innovations from CHANNELLOCK® including four new additions to the LITTLE CHAMP® line, the new Professional Snips, the 2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier with Angled Head, new End Cutter Pliers and updated Mechanic’s Tool Sets.
“We invented the tongue-and-groove plier in 1933, and it has been an industry-best tool ever since,” said Jon DeArment, President and COO of Channellock, Inc. “Unlike our competition, we don’t waste time constantly trying to design the latest gizmo or gadget to add to pliers. Instead, when we change something, we make sure it’s a needed change for tool users that will make their jobs easier and add more value to the product.”
During the show, Ryan DeArment, vice president of sales and marketing, had the chance to talk about the new products with radio shows such as At Home With Gary Sullivan, the Carey Brothers’ On The House™ and a number of other magazines and publications.
“Channellock, Inc. takes pride in its tradition of innovation,” said Ryan DeArment. “These new products are examples of that tradition and we are excited to bring them to market.”
For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit www.nationalhardwareshow.com.
April 29, 2016 08:53 AM
For years, CHANNELLOCK® has offered three sizes of the Oil Filter/PVC Plier. They are designed to work in tight spaces and are ideal for unfastening or tightening large-diameter objects such as oil filters. The slip-joint adjustment design allows for a variety of diameters. And now it is even better.
CHANNELLOCK® proudly introduces a new version of this go-to tool, the American-made 2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier. This new product has all of the strength and reliability of our iconic Tongue and Groove Pliers and still meets the special needs of large PVC and oil filters. What makes this tool special is that is has a 30-degree angled head which allows access to previously impossible to reach areas.
The 2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier Angled Head is made with right-angle teeth to grip in all directions. It accommodates most cars and light truck filters and fits PVC, conduit and fittings. It is constructed with a PermaLock® fastener to eliminate nut and bolt failure and has the famous CHANNELLOCK BLUE® grips for comfort.
Features of this tool include:
- HIGH CARBON STEEL – Provides superior performance on the job and is specially coated for ultimate rust prevention
- ANGLED HEAD – The 30-degree angled head allows access to previously impossible to reach areas. Accommodates most car and light truck filters
- JAW CAPACITY –2.5" min.–3.75" max.
- Fits PVC, conduit and fittings
- CHANNELLOCK BLUE® grips for comfort
- PermaLock® fastener eliminates nut and bolt failure
The new 2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier Angled Head is available now at CHANNELLOCK.com and at fine retailers.