Top Tools 2012: Irwin GrooveLock Pliers
Improving a tool's design is often a tough task, but Irwin has managed the feat with its GrooveLock Pliers.
Why You’ll Love It: Innovation hasn’t exactly shaken up the world of groove joint pliers over the last few decades. But Irwin has finally made a significant breakthrough, resulting in GrooveLock Pliers that are much easier to use.
Irwin also claims its precision ratcheting system offers twice the number of settings than similar models. Irwin GrooveLock Pliers are available with straight, smooth, and V-shaped jaws, and all are backed by Irwin’s VISE-GRIP lifetime guarantee.
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