Locking Pliers

Grip the workpiece with these pliers, then adjust the jaws with a turn of the screw at the base of the handle. Squeeze the handles and the jaws lock tight in place, freeing you to concentrate on bending, pulling, or twisting without losing your grip.

1. Curved-jaw
Features: Serrated jaws shaped to wrap around round objects.
Best for: Freeing frozen nuts and bolts, pulling nails, removing broken screws, and other demolition tasks. Acts as a clamp in a pinch.

2. Long-nose
Features: Long, serrated jaws that close tight at the tips.
Best for: Getting an unbreakable grip on small things, such as staples, pins, and broken screws in hard-to-reach places. If you were marooned on a desert island, you could survive with just this tool and a pocket knife.

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