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Trades Tough

These times are tough, but the spirit of American tradespeople is tougher. While they keep America running, we'll continue to make the pliers they need. It's time for everyone to know what Trades Tough is all about.

These times are tough, but the spirit of American tradespeople is tougher. While they keep America running, we'll continue to make the pliers they need. It's time for everyone to know what Trades Tough is all about.

Hardworking Pliers Made By Harder Working Americans

Channellock, Inc. started making our high quality hand tools back in 1886. 133 years later, we have over 350 dedicated associates who manufacture more than 75 different sizes and types of pliers in Meadville, PA, USA. We pay attention to every detail so we can provide pliers that don’t just finish the job, but defeat the job—plain and simple. Is it the easiest way? Probably not. But it's the right way when it comes to making our pliers.

About Channellock

The CHANNELLOCK® Difference

Every CHANNELLOCK® tool has been obsessively designed — down to the smallest detail. See for yourself how CHANNELLOCK® gets its legendary strength.

Laser Heat-Treated Teeth
Right-angle, laser heat-treated teeth grip better
Undercut Tongue & Groove
Undercut tongue and groove won't slip
PermaLock Fastener
PermaLock® fastener eliminates nut and bolt failure