locking pliers

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lock′ing pli`ers

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) pliers whose jaws are connected at a sliding pivot, permitting them to be temporarily locked in a fixed position.
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Noun1.locking pliers - pliers that can be locked in place
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN Tools, a leading manufacturer of hand tools and power tool accessories, introduces the new IRWIN VISE-GRIP Locking Multi-Pliers, combining more than 90 years of dependable locking pliers technology with three additional tools integrated into the lower handle of the pliers.
8220;This handy nail puller and screw removal tool replaces the need for locking pliers, crow bars and hammers - which can severely damage wood when removing nails, screws and stables.
The company turns out a variety of crimping tools, wire and cable strippers, cable cutters, punch down tools, telephone tools, electric cable cutters, cable tie tools, terminal crimping tools, pliers (nippers) in general, cutting pliers and locking pliers in compliance with international standards and ISO 9001.
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improved flashlight, magnetic pickup tool, inspection mirror, screwdrivers, and locking pliers
For grinding small pieces, clamp the item in a vice or locking pliers (vice grips).
She had been force-fed beer, tortured with locking pliers, raped and strangled.
Leading the pack is Leatherman's new attention-getter, the "Crunch Tool," a plier-based folding multi-tool with locking pliers.
One is an automatic, self-sizing pair of locking pliers called the Craftsman Professional Auto Lock.
In addition, Wholesale Tool is alleged to have used pictures of genuine QUICK-GRIP bar clamps and VISE-GRIP locking pliers to `bait and switch' catalog customers into buying products that are not genuine American Tool products.
Each month, one nominated tradesperson will be selected to win an IRWIN tool bag with up to $250 in tools, including VISE-GRIP GrooveLock Pliers, a ProTouch(TM) Retractable Utility Knife, SPEEDBOR Max Speed Bits, VISE-GRIP Fast Release(TM) Locking Pliers, a Universal Handsaw, QUICK-GRIP Mini One-Handed Bar Clamps and MARATHON with WeldTec(TM) circular saw blades.
If the nuts are corroded, use some penetrating oil or try grasping the top of the flange bolts with locking pliers while you twist the nuts.