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.