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New plier features extreme leverage technology

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 08:00
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Channellock, Inc. has introduced the new E458 8” High Leverage Center Cutting Plier.

Like all CHANNELLOCK® pliers, the E458 is 100% Made in USA. It features XLT™ Xtreme Leverage Technology, enabling cutting with considerably less force required than traditional high-leverage plier designs. A precision-machined center-cut design maximizes the cutting power of this plier. It is made with high-carbon alloy steel, and the plier’s cutting edges are heat-treated for ultimate performance.

“The E458 High Leverage Center Cutting Plier is our latest innovation, designed to make it easier for mechanics and technicians to cut cotter pins, snap rings and throttle cables, among other things,” said Jon DeArment, President and COO of Channellock, Inc. "The slim, light, well-balanced design will make this plier a favorite in repair and body shops, as well as garages across America for years to come.”

Channellock, Inc., a five-generation family-owned and operated plier and hand tool manufacturer located in Pennsylvania, will feature several other new Made in USA products at SEMA, including:

  • LITTLE CHAMP® Precision Pliers: Fiercely Made in Meadville, PATM, LITTLE CHAMPS® are slimmer, lighter and have a better-balanced design than comparable tools on the market. The LITTLE CHAMP® line of pliers includes 4” side cutting, 4” end-cutting, 6” snipe nose, 5” long nose with side cutter, and 4.5” slip joint with shear. They are made from high-carbon steel with CHANNELLOCK BLUE® comfort grips.
  • Professional Snips: Our new Professional Snips are made from drop-forged molybdenum alloy steel for maximum strength, and feature an 8:1 compound action to deliver maximum cutting power with minimum effort. A superior grade 8-pivot bolt joins the custom heat-treated blades that are precision machined, and a long-lasting double overwind spring and grips are designed for durability and comfort. Models include standard, offset, left upright and right upright snips.
  • E SERIES™ End Cutters: The new end cutter series includes 6.25”, 7.5” and 8” sizes for all your automotive repair needs. The newly designed end cutters are slim, light and well balanced with CHANNELLOCK BLUE® comfort grips. They are made from high-carbon steel for superior performance on the job and have an ultimate rust-preventive coating. Their laser heat-treated cutting edges last longer, and each cutting plier integrates our XLT™ Xtreme Leverage Technology, making cutting much easier than other high-leverage cutter designs.

CHANNELLOCK® products, including the new tools introduced at SEMA, are available at major hardware retailers in the US and Canada, including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, ACE, Sears, Menards, Do It Best, Fastenal, Grainger, True Value, Princess Auto, Canadian Tire, and more. Pricing and availability vary by retailer.

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