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We all know how standard locking pliers work: squeeze the handles, turn the knob to adjust the opening of the jaws, and clamp down on the handles to lock. But sometimes you have to open and close the jaws a couple of times to get it right, which can be tiresome. The LockJaw automatically adjusts to fit as you squeeze it shut.

That’s not to say the LockJaw doesn’t offer any controls. You can set its pressure control once, and it’ll adjust the size of the jaw opening to maintain a consistent pressure.

LockJaws come in various configurations including 6″ and 7” curved-jaw, 7” needle nose, and 7″ and 11” C-Clamp style pliers — both fixed and swivel tip — and they range in price from $18 to $20 depending on the style.  They’re also available in sets. A three-piece set with the two curved-jaw pliers and a needle-nose plier costs about $45, while a two-piece set (just two curved-jaw pliers) runs $30. They all come with a lifetime warranty.

LockJaw Self-Adjusting Locking Pliers [Corporate Site]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Street Pricing (Sets) [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]

 

3 Responses to Look Ma! No Knobs!

  1. Nick Carter says:

    These seem a lot like the now unobtainable Leverwrench locking pliers. I had a friend who gave away all his vise grips because he liked the Leverwrench much more.

  2. Mike R says:

    Leverwrench for $18.50 shipped on ebay. Not mine, no affiliation, etc

    http://snipurl.com/1qmrc

  3. eschoendorff says:

    I have a couple of these. Still not as secure as a traditional vise grip.

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