Rescue Tool targets firefighters, EMTs, and police officers.

Press Release Summary:

Weighing just over 1 lb, No. 88 Rescue Tool is made of drop-forged, 1080 high-carbon steel and combines 6 uses into one device. Tool has beveled plier head with cross-hatched teeth that twist and pull. Tapered pry wedge opens doors and windows, while spanner wrench tightens and loosens hose couplings, and hardened tool steel punch shatters safety glass. Additional features include gas shut-off valve slot and laser heat-treated cutting edges for cutting wires and cables.

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Channellock, Inc. Introduces Rescue Tool for Firefighters and First Responders

MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania, August 20/--

- Combines six uses into one tool for doing more with less weight

The new #88 Rescue Tool from CHANNELLOCK(R) is a revolutionary, multi-use tool designed specifically for firefighters, EMTs and police officers.

With features that continue to set CHANNELLOCK(R) apart from the competition, the Rescue Tool is packed with functionality and is manufactured to the same superior standards that CHANNELLOCK(R) embodies. Compact, lightweight and able to withstand the demands of those who use it, the Rescue Tool is a must-have for any first responder.

"When arriving on the scene of an accident or a fire, every second is critical. There's no time to fumble around trying to find the right tool," said Scott Jonap, vice president of sales and marketing for Channellock. "With the Rescue Tool, we've packed several critical uses into one compact tool that weighs just over one pound. It's lightweight, portable, durable and will save precious time, lives and property."

Designed by a firefighter and manufactured in Meadville, Pa., the Rescue Tool combines six essential needs into one tool, eliminating the weight and bulk of carrying multiple devices. It can quickly and easily break windows, pry open doors, aid in the installation and removal of hose and hydrant couplings and even shut off gas valves.

Specific features include:

-- Bevelled plier head with aggressive cross-hatched teeth that twist and pull

-- Laser heat-treated cutting edges easily cut anything from electrical wires to battery cables

-- Tapered pry wedge to open doors and windows

-- Spanner wrench tightens and loosens hose couplings

-- Gas shut-off valve slot

-- Hardened tool-steel punch that easily shatters safety glass

-- Drop-forged, 1080 high-carbon steel composition

Whether it's smashing, grabbing, prying or pulling, the versatile Rescue Tool makes the job easier and faster - allowing more time to focus on the critical task at hand when seconds count. And, it's sure to replace a fist full of old tools. After all, it's from CHANNELLOCK(R) - the standard of choice for serious professionals for decades.

The Rescue Tool is available for purchase through Rollins & Sons, Ltd.
The company can be reached at 01279 401570, via e-mail at , or through the Web site at . Learn more about the #88 Rescue Tool online at .

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(R) products, rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit CHANNELLOCK at .

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