Self-Adjusting Locking Pliers
EP Editorial Staff | July 29, 2009
New Crescent RapidVise pliers from Cooper Tools automatically lock onto objects of different thicknesses at a preset pressure without user adjustment. The jaws’ strength stands up to that of standard locking pliers; their angled tooth pattern provides a superior grip over traditional models; the nickel-plated finish protects against damaging rust and corrosion. The RapidVise product line currently includes a 10-inch “curved jaw with wire cutter” model and an 11-inch ‘C’ clamp in swivel pad and regular tip versions. By late 2009, the line will expand to include 5-inch and 7-inch curved jaw styles and 6-inch and 9-inch ‘C’ clamps with swivel pads or regular tips.