Straight Jaw Locking Pliers

Use to...

  • Grip damaged heads.
  • Grip at an awkward angle.
  • Grip a sheared shaft.

Buying Tips

  • Look for thick comfortable handles.
  • Unbranded items may have weak serrations.

Safety Tips


Locking pliers have the an advantage because you don’t have to waste any muscle power holding the jaws shut. You adjust them to firmly grip the item, clamp them shut, then focus all your effort on twisting.