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I read on another blog that they did a comparison between some other brands and Channellock and the author of the article said that Channellock came out on top. I wish I had a better idea of what models they were comparing and exactly what they were using as their test subject. I would like to see a real comparison on neutral ground with an impartial group of judges.

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One of if not the only pliers in which I do not prefer the Channellock brand is with the 386 bent nose model

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The thicker jaws are great for strength, but for the tight spaces I use them for I prefer the thinner jaws of the Proto models

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The Channellocks are only slightly thicker, but in a tight spot a little goes a long way.

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One of if not the only pliers in which I do not prefer the Channellock brand is with the 386 bent nose model 210577663.jpg The thicker jaws are great for strength, but for the tight spaces I use them for I prefer the thinner jaws of the Proto models 697458_300.jpg The Channellocks are only slightly thicker, but in a tight spot a little goes a long way.

You owe it to yourself to try a pair of Knipex plierswrench IMHO they are a lot better than Channellocks smooth jaw offering. Channellock does not offer anything like the Knipex mini bolt cutter. Most of my small precision pliers are Snap-on again Channelocks offerings in this area are pretty slim.

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I wish they'd have disclosed which of the lineman's pliers had no heat treating at all on the cutting edges. I've always been a big Channellock fan since....well, since forever, but it's still nice to what's out there.

Don't they list on the packaging which pliers are good for cutting hard wire? I wouldn't really count on linesmans type pliers for much of that type of use, they are meant to cut copper wire predominately.

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I was referring to one of the article where they tested the different brands of linemans to show the heat treated area. They said one of the leading brands wasn't heat treated at the cutting jaws at all. If all but one are heat treated I want to know which one was not.

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I use my smooth jaws primarily on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. It's certainly not a real demanding application so it always puzzled me why Channellock only offers these in a 12" model. I would be better served by a 10" or possibly even an 8" model.

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Water pump pliers are a real pain in the arse because they all bust eventually.

I have an old pair of U.S made with blue handles and they are the only ones that have lasted. ( an example of U.S quality product).

The only competition has been my footprint grips which are just indestructible. :)

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I was referring to one of the article where they tested the different brands of linemans to show the heat treated area. They said one of the leading brands wasn't heat treated at the cutting jaws at all. If all but one are heat treated I want to know which one was not.

I suspect it would be some house brand like Craftsman, Husky, or Kobalt.

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I use my smooth jaws primarily on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. It's certainly not a real demanding application so it always puzzled me why Channellock only offers these in a 12" model. I would be better served by a 10" or possibly even an 8" model.

I believe you can get the Knipex pliers wrench in three different sizes and in your choice of hard or soft grips.

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Water pump pliers are a real pain in the arse because they all bust eventually.

I have an old pair of U.S made with blue handles and they are the only ones that have lasted. ( an example of U.S quality product).

The only competition has been my footprint grips which are just indestructible. :)

You have broken Knipex pliers? How about Kleins or Snap-ons?

Speaking of which have you ever run across NWS tools and do you have an opinion on them?

They appear to be well made.

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