Irwin’s latest release is a fast one

The company points to ergonomic enhancements to its Vise-Grip Next-Gen locking pliers.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Hand tool manufacturer Irwin launched its Vise-Grip Next-Gen Fast Release Locking Pliers. The new Fast Release Locking Pliers are ergonomically designed to provide more control than ever before, the company said.

Irwin says the product is designed with the end-user in mind, providing more comfort and control than the brand’s prior version of locking pliers. The end-user will have an easier time gripping, squeezing, and releasing the locking plier because the handle span in the open position (the position most difficult to grab and operate a locking plier) is reduced by 20%.

“Irwin is continually looking to make tools that deliver, so that our end-users can deliver,” commented Matthew Grella, product manager. “We are excited about the innovations to the Vise-Grip Next-Gen Fast Release Locking Pliers product line, which were designed to provide best-in-class strength, durability and comfort to users in a variety of industries.”

The pliers are more comfortable to use because the end-user is not forced to open their hands wider than their natural span.  The reduced hand span also allows the locking operation of the plier one-handed, leaving the other hand free for the end-user to support themselves on a ladder or while working under a vehicle.

Primary end-users for the Fast Release Locking Pliers include automotive mechanics, welders, contractors (especially in the metal framing industry) MRO’s, and DIYer’s. Primary uses include holding/clamping, bolt and fastener removal, automotive repairs, welding and soldering pipe.


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