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A number of online tool shops are calling these “the ultimate locking pliers” for good reason: they don’t “pop” and jump off your workpiece when released.  Instead, you release them by firmly squeezing the top and bottom handles together.

Other cool features:

  • The adjusting screw is completely enclosed in the handle, preventing you from gumming it up with crap (or welding splatter).
  • The adjusting screw is fine-pitched, offering very accurate adjustment to let you put just the right amount of force on the locking mechanism.
  • A fixed upper jaw lets you clamp the lower jaw in a vice if needed.

They’re a little pricey, starting around $30, but it looks like they might be nice to own.

Locking Pliers [SK Facom]
Street Pricing [Froogle]


4 Responses to Finds: SK Facom’s “Ultimate” Locking Pliers

  1. Iwantsome says:

    Dude, these look awesome, but I can’t find them anywhere! Can you fix the links? Keep up the great work by the way, you guys rock!

  2. MT says:

    I think you linked to S-K, rather than (SK) Facom. I found the pictured pliers on Facom’s site, but they appear to have some photos mixed up, or something.

  3. MT says:

    P.S. I saw that they were rated third among 8 (I think) other locking pliers, because of their thick jaws and… high price? (I think.)

  4. MT says:

    P.P.S. Yeah, I think these are from Facom, not SK or SK Facom. (Facom and SK are no longer together.) And although they may’ve been rated below others, I still think they look sweet and will probably be getting myself a pair.

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