Tools and Equipment
Irwin Vise-Grip curved jaw locking pliers feature self-energizing lower jaw
By Craig Pearson
Irwin’s Vise-Grip curved jaw (CR) locking pliers now feature a “self-energizing” lower jaw that delivers three times more gripping power, boasts Irwin, than traditional locking pliers—with no slipping or stripping. There’s no need for heavy input pressure, says the company; the jaws tighten as torque is applied, for maximum grip. They’re available in two core models: Fast Release, with a one-handed, triggerless release and anti-pinch, non-slip ProTouch grips; and Original, with a classic trigger release. In addition, the slotted geometry of the self-energizing locking pliers increases torquing power, boasts the company. All Vise-Grip pliers are constructed of high-grade, heat-treated alloy steel.