MEADVILLE, PA. (November 18, 2015) – Channellock Inc., a family-owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer, is proud to announce that the CHANNELLOCK® 86 9" Rescue Tool was named a “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science magazine.
Based on real-world feedback from first responders, the new 86 Rescue Tool is designed for easy, intuitive, one-handed operation in high-stress situations. The new 86 Rescue Tool is American-made and combines the versatile linemen’s plier with more than five other tools into one so that first responders have to carry only one piece of equipment to accomplish multiple tasks.
“We are thrilled that the 86 Rescue Tool was named as one of Popular Science’s ‘Best Of What’s New’,” said Ryan DeArment, vice president of sales and marketing. “We think this recognition highlights the tool’s innovative design and our commitment to American manufacturing.”
Features of this tool include:
- A gas shut-off slot that fits almost any valve
- A spanner wrench that tightens and loosens up to 5-inch hose couplings
- A jaw design that accommodates many shapes and provides maximum grip
- Laser heat-treated cutting edges that last longer and easily cut hard and soft wire
- Spring and lock feature that allows for easy one-hand operation
- XLTTM technology that requires considerably less force to cut than traditional high-leverage designs
- A tapered pry wedge to open doors and windows
“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees—are each a revolution in their respective fields.”
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