4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great pliers that have provided years of reliable service,
This review is from: IRWIN 1802532 Vise-Grip Groove Lock Straight Jaw Pliers Set, 2-Piece (Tools & Home Improvement)
I have the larger set of pliers available in this combo pack; I purchased it several years ago when I was performing bathroom renovations. The tool has held up well and proven itself to be remarkably useful, and it has terrific bite- it really gives you a strong, reliable grip on just about anything, even things that are oftentimes slippery (like smooth, straight pipes). The build quality is fantastic, and the handles provide excellent traction in your hand, so you can really get at whatever you're working on.
What I love about the Irwin pliers is the way that you adjust them. There is a large, round button that you depress, and then the opening can be smoothly adjusted to whatever gap you desire. To me, this seems to work really well when selecting just the right size, as opposed to the traditional method by which groovelock-style pliers are adjusted.