It’s that time of year again – the back-to-campus season! As your son or daughter shopped for the school year, they most likely picked up a few items marked “some assembly required.” Whether they’re starting their freshman year in a small dorm room or finishing up their senior year in a house with friends, college students always have furniture and other things that need to be put together. For parents, setting up the home away from home can be bittersweet, but it always feels better knowing the job has been done right. 

That’s where we can help. At CHANNELLOCK®, we have everything you’ll need to breeze through move-in day with versatile, quality pliers and tools. Here are some of our top recommendations for your son or daughter so they can lend a helping hand during the move:

There are several reasons why the 420® Straight Jaw Plier is one of our most popular pliers. For one, it has a unique undercut tongue-and-groove design to ensure it won’t slip while you’re working. It also features laser-heat treated teeth that provide a better grip. Finally, its North American, C1080 steel composition means it will still be working when your kids send their kids off to college.

The 526 delivers superior performance in a “do everything,” slip-joint plier package. An electronic coating prevents rust, the PermaLock® fastener eliminates nut and bolt failure, and it even features a wire-cutting shear that will come in handy when hanging mirrors and picture frames. All-in-all, it’s a great tool to have around when the odds and ends in college apartments and dorms need fixed. 

The 8WCB WideAzz® features an adjustable jaw capacity with a precise measurement scale. Whether it’s larger nuts and bolts or a small, tight space, this high-quality wrench will help you get any job done. It’s really useful when it comes time to build those lofted beds every dad loves. Your son or daughter will thank you for making their space a little bit bigger!

The 13 ‘N 1 screwdriver is your toolbox’s Ace in the hole. It comes with 13 different tips – slotted, Phillips, Torx®, square and nutdriver – so you’re prepared for any assembly situation. Durable, forged-ratchet construction makes the 13 ‘N 1 especially helpful when putting together small furniture, and convenient handle storage means you won’t lose bits when switching between jobs.

Having these CHANNELLOCK® tools will help get the actual “moving in” part of the day out of the way so you can spend more time together as a family. Not only will you leave feeling confident that your son or daughter’s room is ready to go, but leaving the tools behind will mean that they have a good starter set of quality tools they can use to make repairs throughout the school year.

Lynn Snyder

Marketing Service Manager

Channellock Inc.