Locking Pliers are nickel-plated to resist rust.

Press Release Summary:

Crescent® Pliers are available in 7 and 10 in. straight jaw; 5, 7, and 10 in. curved jaw with wire cutter; 6 and 9 in. long nose with wire cutter; 6 and 11 in. locking C-clamp with regular tips or swivel pads; 8 in. locking sheet metal clamp; 9 in. locking welding clamp; and 9 in. locking chain clamp with 18 in. chain. They offer angled tooth pattern, compound action for non-slip locking grip, and maximum jaw opening capacity per ASME specs.

Original Press Release:

Cooper Hand Tools Introduces Crescent® Brand Locking Pliers Line

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 7,2004 - Cooper Hand Tools has introduced a complete line of high quality, value priced Crescent® brand locking pliers with some featuring cushion grips. Crescent is one of only two manufacturers meeting ASME standards B107.24 and B107.36, as applicable, for product specifications including strength and maximum jaw opening capacity for locking pliers. The new locking pliers will be available individually and in sets.

Product Line - Individual Crescent® brand locking pliers are available in 7" and 10" straight jaw - 5", 7", and 10" curved jaw with wire cutter - 6" and 9" long nose with wire cutter - 6" or 11" locking C-clamp with regular tips or swivel pads - 8" locking sheet metal clamp - 9" locking welding clamp - and 9" locking chain clamp with an 18" chain. Four sets are also available: two-piece, three-piece, and five-piece sets, and a three-piece set with cushion grips.

Features and benefits - Nickel-plated finish resists rust and corrosion - patented angled tooth pattern provides better grip - maximum jaw opening capacity per ASME specs - integral wire cutter on curved jaw and long nose styles - precisely machined ferrule for fine jaw adjustment - compound action for powerful non-slip locking grip

Applications/uses - Holding or turning fasteners, clamping or holding workpieces, gripping irregular-shaped objects, and positioning sheet metal components

Expected to be available at retail - Mid-year 2004.

Availability - Available at participating independent and chain hardware stores, at specialty stores and other retail outlets including Internet retailers. Also available through industrial distributors. For consumer assistance in locating these products call 919-362-1670.

Pricing - Individual locking pliers will be available in a range from $8.00 to $22.00 while sets will range from $16.00 to $41.00.

Packaging - Boxed and on "Try-Me" demonstration carded packs.

Consumer contact - Cooper Hand Tools Customer Service, Lufkin Road, P.O. Box 728, Apex, NC 27502. Phone 919/362-1670. Web site www.cooperhandtools.com.

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