With their 6-in-1 rescue tool, Channellock has beefed up a pair of linesman pliers to specialize ’em for rescue work. The extra-coarse texture of the pliers provides a stronger grip, and hardened cutters will cut through almost any wire. A hardened steel point on the tip of one handle will shatter safety glass, and a spanner wrench allows you to tighten or loosen standard hose couplings. The other handle functions as a pry bar and as a wrench that’ll fit over standard gas valves.
Channellock chose tools that’ll help out in rescue and fire operations. The only one that seems a little odd is the prybar tool — it doesn’t give you much of a handle to get leverage with. On the product-specific website created for this new tool, you can see a video that shows it in action.
Hopefully, Channellock isn’t playing any jokes this April 1st, because that’s the ship date for their new 6-in-1 rescue tool. It seems to be available only through Channellock for $70 — but while supplies last, you get a t-shirt proclaiming your new tool purchase.