MEADVILLE, Pa. (April 28, 2016) – Channellock, Inc., a family- owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer, will showcase a number of new products during the 2016 National Hardware Show (NHS) taking place in Las Vegas, NV, May 4-6, 2016. Channellock, Inc. and their line of products, will be located in Central Hall, booth #7226.
Attendees of the NHS will have the opportunity to see some of the latest innovations from CHANNELLOCK® including four new additions to the LITTLE CHAMP® line, their 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.”
Now Fiercely Made in Meadville, PATM, LITTLE CHAMPS® are slimmer, lighter and have a better balanced design. This LITTLE CHAMP® line includes:
- E41S 4" Side Cutting Plier,
- E42S 4" End Cutting Plier,
- E50S 6" Snipe Nose Plier,
- E47S 5" Long Nose Plier w/ Side Cutter, and,
- 524 4.5" Slip Joint Plier w/ Shear
Every tool is made from high carbon steel and have CHANNELLOCK BLUE® comfort grips.
This new line of Professional Snips are made from drop-forged molybdenum alloy steel for maximum strength and have been designed with the same commitment to quality that CHANNELLOCK® is known for.
Models include standard, offset, left upright and right upright snips. Each tool has been designed with an 8:1 compound action delivering maximum cutting power with minimum effort. A superior grade 8 pivot bolt joins the custom heat-treated blades that are precision machined to last longer. Additional features include a long-lasting double overwind spring and grips designed for durability and comfort.
In addition, CHANNELLOCK® also now offers line of Tinner Snips in both duckbill and straight.
2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier with Angled Head
CHANNELLOCK® proudly introduces an updated version of this go-to tool. The American-made 2012 12" Oil Filter/PVC Plier 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 with 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
E SERIESTM End Cutting Pliers
Fiercely Made in Meadville, PATM, CHANNELOCK®’s new end cutters are slimmer, lighter and have a better balanced design. New cutting pliers include:
- E358 8" End Cutting Plier
- E356 6.25" End Cutting Plier
- E357 7.5" End Cutting Plier
Each plier has CHANNELLOCK BLUE® comfort grips, are made from high carbon steel for superior performance on the job and an ultimate rust preventative coating. Their laser heat treated cutting edges last longer and each end cutting plier integrates CHANNELLOCK®’s XLTTM Xtreme Leverage Technology. XLTTM means considerable less for is required to cut compared to traditional high leverage designs.
Mechanic’s Tool Sets
CHANNELLOCK® has updated their Mechanic’s Tool Sets this year. New products include a variety of improved Socket & Ratchet Sets, Mechanic’s Sets and Universal Drive Socket Sets.
Both the Socket & Ratchet Sets and Mechanic’s Sets feature Chrome Vanadium and the DYNA DRIVE® Torque System that provides 20% more torque, eliminates slippage and prevents damage to fasteners.
Socket and Ratchet Sets include:
- 34211 21 PC. 1/4" DR. SAE Socket Set
- 34212 21 PC. 1/4" DR. Metric Socket Set
- 38181 18 PC. 3/8" DR. SAE Socket Set
- 38182 18 PC. 3/8" DR. Metric Socket Set
- 32161 16 PC. 1/2" DR. SAE Socket Set
- 32162 16 PC. 1/2" DR. Metric Socket Set
Improved Mechanic’s Sets include:
- 39070 94 PC. Mechanic’s Tool Set
- 39067 132 PC. Mechanic’s Tool Set
- 39053 171 PC. Mechanic’s Tool Set
The UNI-FIT® Socket Sets can accommodate more than 41 different styles and sizes of fasteners. They are laser etched for easy identification and fit both SAE and Metric.
- 39100 16 PC. Pass-Thru UNI-FIT® Socket Set
- 38054 24 PC. UNI-FIT® Socket Set
“Channellock Inc. takes pride in its tradition of innovation,” said Ryan DeArment, vice president of sales and marketing. “These new products are examples of that tradition and we are excited to bring them to market.”
This year also marks Channellock, Inc.’s 130th anniversary. Though 13 decades have passed since George B. DeArment founded the company in 1886, CHANNELLOCK® has remained committed to high-quality products and to domestic manufacturing.
“To be able to say that our world-famous pliers are still made in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA is a source of pride to everyone at Channellock,” says Chairman and CEO Bill DeArment. “Our company was founded in 1886 in northwest Pennsylvania on the principle of making the highest-quality tools, and nothing has changed.”
CHANNELLOCK® has long been known for high quality and craftsmanship, and its product line is the preferred choice of professionals and the serious DIYers who want to get the job done. Since its founding as the Champion Bolt & Clipper Co., the company has also led the industry through innovation. In 1932, chief engineer Howard Manning developed and patented the tongue-and-groove plier, dubbed “Channellock” at the time. The company now offers more than 140 types and sizes of hand tools that bear the company’s signature CHANNELLOCK BLUE® color.
For more information, visit www.channellock.com.
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Founded in 1886, Channellock, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools. For more information on CHANNELLOCK® products, rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit CHANNELLOCK at www.channellock.com.