After years of use and abuse, my old vice-grips finally gave out. This gave me an excellent opportunity to research what was available and see, first hand, what improvements have been made in this tool.
It should come as no surprize that Craftsman's Professional offering was the best I could find in this catagory. You'll enjoyed the padded handle and one-hand operation. The adjustment screw on this pliers is smoother gliding that any other product I found on the market.
I highly recommend these pliers. There is a complete line of size and jaw types to fill any need. Try a set out today and you'll want to own them all!
Just purchased,on 5/11/2012 and the small locking pliers are not square when clamped / locked together. the lower jaw is not ground square or straight! I will be returning the smaller one for one that's is made better than what is being passed of quality that Craftsman's name is suppose to represent! Made in China = Crap.
This are the best locking plier for woorking