Model # 440

Internet #100002119

Store SKU #864743

Channellock 12 in. Tongue and Groove Pliers


12 in. Tongue and Groove Pliers

  • Undercut tongue and groove design won't slip
  • PermaLock fastener eliminates nut and bolt failure
  • Patented reinforcing edge minimizes stress breakage
$15.98 /each

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The Channellock 12 in. Straight Jaw Tongue and Groove Pliers are constructed with high-carbon C1080 steel and fashioned with laser heat-treated teeth that clamp down perpendicularly for strong, nonslip jaw action. Undercut tongue-and-groove fabrication allows this heavy-duty tool to perform without slipping, giving users the confidence to impart maximum torque and leverage aided by the comfort and command of the ubiquitous CHANNELLOCK BLUE grips. The patented PermaLock fastener eliminates bolt and nut failure in any of the seven adjustable jaw settings, supplying utmost strength to loosen and tighten threaded hardware up to 2-1/4 in. in addition to other fastening and crimping tasks.

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  • Jaw size adjustable among 7 settings with a maximum capacity of 2-1/4 in.
  • Right-angle, laser heat-treated teeth grip in all directions for maximum bite
  • Constructed with high-carbon C1080 steel for dependable performance on the job
  • Rust-resistant coating inhibits corrosion for lasting use
  • Outfitted with CHANNELLOCK BLUE grips for comfort and command
  • Tool is 12 in. long from end of handle to top of jaw




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Can channel locks be used for cutting?

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February 10, 2016
This is a gripping plier and does not have the ability to cut.
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February 7, 2016
The CHANNELLOCK 440(R) is a tongue and groove plier. It primarily functions as a gripping plier and does not contain a shear or cutting edge like some "slip joint" pliers may have as an additional feature to gripping.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by indispensable for so many different uses - good quality on these When it comes to tools that hit a wide variety of uses that a wrench or regular pliers just won't cover if you have some channel locks and vice grips you've got a lot of bases covered. These channel lock brand pliers are pretty good build quality for my use. I've had a smaller pair of great neck ones for over 30 years and I've reached for them many times and they've taken a lot. Looking at the quality of these I expect the same from them while being able to cover things the smaller ones just won't do. The fit and finish is better than my older ones in terms of the precision in the fit. September 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Got to love channel locks, great tool for all jobs October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Great tool fast shipping and at a good price recommend October 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Example: Best Purchase Ever... Channellock brand is the only pliers we buy because they last! August 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Okay No complaints, looks solid, haven't really used it yet. August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Real Nice Pliers Never much for tongue and groove pliers because the pliers would slip off the nut and pinch your fingers. Trying the Channel Lock's has changed my way of thinking. Compared the old pliers with the Channel Lock's and there is a difference while not in a big way visually, it is in the engineering. I could go on but it would be easier to read the packaging. Put on a ball unit on my hitch. On the nut end, I used an adjustable wrench and for the ball end the Channel Lock's, firm and steadfast grip. There will be many uses for these pliers in the future. May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Made in the USA! I have quite a few of these tools and they never disappoint. Great materials, quality workmanship, and made in America; can't beat them. You want the best tools for your money? Look no further than ChannelLock! August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CHANNELLOCK quality pliers I will admit there are a few brands of tools I am partial to, and CHANNELLOCK is one of them. All of the CHANNELLOCK tools I have owned over the years have held up very well, and I see no reason why these pliers will be any different. Many (probably most) hand tools these days are made in China. "Fiercely made in Meadville, PA" is clearly on the packaging for these tools. Some of the quality features include being made out of high carbon C1080 steel, having an electronic coating for rust prevention, and having laser heat-treated right-angle teeth. The blue "comfort grip" rubber handles cover clear to the ends of the handles, which I like. (On many tools today, the grips stop short of the end of the handle.) In terms of usability, these pliers are a full 12" long, and and it's widest setting the jaws are 2 1/4" when fully "closed". I will mention that on this particular pair of pliers, there were some imperfections on the surface of the back of the pliers. (I included a photo of this.) While I think this was just cosmetic, it did surprise me a little, as I haven't seen this on other CHANNELLOCK pliers I have owned. If I could do half-star ratings, I probably would have knocked the quality rating down to 4.5 stars for this particular pair. But other than the slight cosmetic issue above, I expect I will get many years of good use out of these, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality tongue-and-groove pliers. July 8, 2015
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