Channellock, Inc. Enhances Most Popular Plier: The 420®

MEADVILLE, Pa. - February 16, 2007 - Channellock, Inc., announced today improvements to their flagship plier - the 420® tongue and groove plier. Originally introduced in 1933, the 420® is the standard by which all other tongue and groove pliers are judged. The 420® will now feature a wider, more substantial nose, providing a larger gripping surface area in addition to a stronger, longer-lasting tool. The design enhancements are being made on current shipments of the 420®.

"At Channellock, we're always looking for ways we can improve our products," said Scott Jonap, vice president of sales and marketing. "What we've done is made the 420® a more heavy duty 9.5" tongue and groove plier than it already was - offering even more benefits to the end user."

Of course, all of the plier's signature features remain: high carbon drop-forged steel construction, PermaLock® fastener that eliminates nut and bolt failure, laser heat-treated jaws for maximum gripping strength and durability and an undercut tongue and groove design that won't slip. The 420® is available in both the famous CHANNELLOCK BLUE® and Code Blue® comfort grips.

The Channellock name is synonymous with premium durability and reliability, and its line of tongue and groove pliers has carried the flag for more than 70 years.

Founded in 1886, Channellock, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools. For more information on CHANNELLOCK® products, rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit CHANNELLOCK at

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