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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Using small needle nose locking pliers, compress the strut spring on the strut and lock the pliers on the end.
If you're trying to pull a nail and the head breaks off, try gripping the nail tightly with a locking pliers, then pull against the pliers.
“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.”
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SELF-ADJUSTING LOCKING PLIERS automatically lock onto objects of different thicknesses at a preset pressure without any use adjustment.
I first discovered Lockjaw's self-adjusting and locking pliers at the welding supply shop in Claremont, New Hampshire, while retrieving a couple of oxygen bottles for Kate, my glass-working wife.
* 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).
Leatherman's new Crunch combines the viselike grip of a pair of locking pliers with all the capabilities we've come to expect from a multipurpose tool.
Leading the pack is Leatherman's new attention-getter, the "Crunch Tool," a plier-based folding multi-tool with locking pliers. Its jaws open wide enough to clamp a 1-inch pipe.
One is an automatic, self-sizing pair of locking pliers called the Craftsman Professional Auto Lock.