Hand Tools

Grenada, Miss. — Milwaukee Tool is excited to announce construction on their newest facility in Mississippi. Located in Grenada County, Mississippi, Milwaukee’s latest expansion will accommodate the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business, and will also serve as a centralized repair facility. The new location will create more than 800 new jobs, and Read more

Grenada, Miss. — Milwaukee Tool is excited to announce construction on their newest facility in Mississippi. Located in Grenada County, Mississippi, Milwaukee’s latest expansion will accommodate the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business, and will also serve as a centralized repair facility. The new location will create more than 800 new jobs, and is planned to open in mid-2023.

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“We’re thrilled to, once again, expand our footprint in the state of Mississippi, where we’ve been able to recruit some of the best talent in the country,” said Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool Group President. “Our success is the result of our talented people and the culture we’ve created; it is unparalleled in the industry. We are committed to investing in new talent, and the right opportunities to continue meeting the needs of our distributor and user partners with the speed and agility that defines who we are as a company.”

Milwaukee® is investing more than $60 million into advanced technology and manufacturing equipment at their new 563,000-square-foot Grenada location. The facility will house critical accessory manufacturing capabilities, and will join the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, IN, as one of Milwaukee Tool’s main axis points for service operations.

Milwaukee Tool, which employs more than 10,000 people in the U.S., has continually expanded their footprint domestically and globally as their company experiences incredible double-digit growth. In Mississippi, the company has invested more than $209 million in domestic expansion projects over the last 5 years and employs 4,400 people.

More About Milwaukee’s Growth & U.S. Investments

Milwaukee Tool is a global company with manufacturing, distribution, and operations presences across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company has designed, engineered, and manufactured products in the United States for nearly 100 years.

In the last year, Milwaukee® has invested $216 million in domestic expansion projects. In addition to this new Grenada location, the company’s other domestic presences include Greenwood, Olive Branch, Clinton, and Jackson, MS, as well as in Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, West Bend, Mukwonago, and Sun Prairie, Wis., Cookeville, Tenn., Chicago, Ill., and Greenwood, Ind.

Meadville, Pa.—Channellock, Inc. announced the launch of SpeedGrip™, an all-new family of American-made tongue & groove pliers that include a fast-adjusting feature and patent-pending crosshatch teeth. This is the newest product line from CHANNELLOCK. The line of push-button tongue & groove pliers are 100% made and manufactured in the USA with die-forged high carbon U.S Read more

Channellock SpeedGrip Toungue & Groove PliersMeadville, Pa.—Channellock, Inc. announced the launch of SpeedGrip™, an all-new family of American-made tongue & groove pliers that include a fast-adjusting feature and patent-pending crosshatch teeth. This is the newest product line from CHANNELLOCK. The line of push-button tongue & groove pliers are 100% made and manufactured in the USA with die-forged high carbon U.S. steel to stand the test of time.

“We heard from our core tradesmen that they wanted fast-action, push-button style pliers from CHANNELLOCK, their trusted brand for pliers,” said Ryan DeArment, vice president of sales and marketing at Channellock, Inc. “We are excited to provide something new and improved for our tradesmen. The adjustment feature on our SpeedGrip™ is unique and brings fresh innovation to our iconic, American-made line of pliers.”

SpeedGrip™ prevents adjustment slippage by locking into strong channels at the push of a button, making it twice as fast with more adjustments than standard tongue & groove pliers. This tool is designed to stay in place until the adjustment button is engaged, preventing the need for constant re-adjustments. Precise, robotic laser heat-treating makes the patent-pending crosshatch teeth more durable, and provides a stronger grip with more points of contact for superior job performance, and the reaming feature on the top of the tool is made for deburring pipes easily. With CHANNELLOCK BLUE no-slip comfort grips, these pliers are designed for ultimate control and ease hand fatigue.

“Our research shows that professional tradesmen value durability and innovation, and are proud to carry tools that are made in America,” added DeArment. “In fact, 60% of consumers say they prefer hand tools made in the USA, but approximately 11% of hand tools at top retailers are actually manufactured in the U.S. We designed SpeedGrip™ to give plumbers, electricians, HVAC specialists and auto mechanics another quality option in their toolbox that adds to their ability to get the job done right.”

SpeedGrip™ is available in three sizes and a combo pack.

• 428X (8”)

• 430®X (10”)

• 440®X (12”)

• GS-IX featuring the 428X (8”) and 430®X (10”)

Available at select retailers nationwide, the SpeedGrip line of pliers is 100% made in the USA and features a limited lifetime warranty.

For more information on CHANNELLOCK products, visit www.channellock.com.

Emerson is expanding its Greenlee hand tool line to include new 9-inch High Leverage Pliers and new Water Pump Pliers, available in 8-inch, 10-inch,12-inch, and a 3-piece set. These new plier offerings have a double-dipped grip for added comfort and control on the jobsite. Water Pump Pliers The new Greenlee Water Pump Pliers feature a Read more

Emerson is expanding its Greenlee hand tool line to include new 9-inch High Leverage Pliers and new Water Pump Pliers, available in 8-inch, 10-inch,12-inch, and a 3-piece set. These new plier offerings have a double-dipped grip for added comfort and control on the jobsite.

Water Pump Pliers
The new Greenlee Water Pump Pliers feature a multi-purpose jaw with opposing off-set teeth, ensuring maximum grip on rounded material such as pipe and hose connections. With over 24 jaw adjustments, the pliers adapt to a wide range of sizes. The push-button design is more ergonomic for the user and provides quick and easy jaw adjustments. Double-dipped vinyl handle grips provide added comfort and easy handling. The pliers are available in 8-inch (0451-08WD), 10-inch (0451-10WD), 12-inch (0451-12WD) and a three-piece set (0451-01WD).

High Leverage Pliers
The new Greenlee 9-inch High Leverage Pliers (0151-09HD) are forged from chrome vanadium steel for increased strength and longevity, ensuring the tool will withstand repeated use year after year. The new pliers are designed with a circular toothed pipe grip for a stronger hold on round material and provide greater cutting power than standard pliers.

“Professionals need a durable, comfortable set of pliers that withstand any tough job,” said Chelsea Grochocki, Product Specialist for Greenlee, Emerson. “Our new pliers are designed with stronger gripping capabilities that people can rely on.”

Click here to learn more about the new Greenlee Water Pump Pliers and High Leverage Pliers. To find a local dealer, visit Greenlee.com/where-to-buy. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes Greenlee as well as RIDGID and Klauke brands provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

Here’s a quick look at the Milwaukee Tool Cheater pipe wrench 48-22-7314. When I first got my hands on the Cheater wrench I was blown away by its simplicity. I thought “Why hadn’t someone thought of this decades ago?!” This wrench had the potential to replace my traditional, fixed-length wrenches but it’s not there just Read more

Here’s a quick look at the Milwaukee Tool Cheater pipe wrench 48-22-7314.

When I first got my hands on the Cheater wrench I was blown away by its simplicity. I thought “Why hadn’t someone thought of this decades ago?!”

This wrench had the potential to replace my traditional, fixed-length wrenches but it’s not there just yet. Milwaukee is pushing the fact that this wrench takes the place of three wrenches but I’m not yet convinced. To me it’s either a short, medium length or too long of a wrench for 1/2″-1″ pipe sizes.

I’d prefer some modification to the handle to increase grip and control. With some improvement I’d be more inclined to use it up high or overhead. Check out a related Instagram post for more thoughts and comments by many of my followers.

If you look close you’ll see some chipped paint on the wrench head. I’m not sure if this is epoxy or powder coat but it’s chipped in about ten spots, rust will form there no doubt. I’ve had this wrench since June/July ’16. It’s been used weekly at least. I should have included this in the video: This wrench retails for $99. That’s a bit high in my opinion. I get why the pricing is set there, marketing it as a 3-n-1 but it doesn’t truly replace three wrenches and therefor I’d say the current price is upwards of $30 too high. Just my opinion. Please click the video below for a look.

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