May 13, 2010

Win a Channellock Gift Set from Tool Snob

VJ-1.gifSo yes, with the wonderful assistance of Channellock Tools, we're giving away a 2-plier gift set for Father's Day. The set includes a 9-1/2" V-Jawed Tongue and Groove Plier and a 6-1/2" V-Jawed Tongue and Groove Plier. We tested out the 6-1/2" model here. The gift set would be a nice gift for any dad.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us why your dad, above all other dads, deserves these tools. Is it because he's restoring an old car? Is it because he lost his old ones? is it because you're getting to the age where you're starting to realize what a lousy kid you were and you feel compelled to give him things to make up for it?

We're going to pick the winner in a random drawing on Friday the 21st. Also, don't forget to enter to win a DeWalt ToughCase here.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at May 13, 2010 5:15 AM
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Channel Locks were Channel Lock brand, it was molded into the tool, any other brand was not tolerated. My father was not fussy about tools as long as they did not let him down but he stayed true to a few brands and Channel Lock was one of those. It was not until I was buying my own tools that I realized that Channel Lock made things other than the pliers.
My father died a few years back and his tools were divided between us. I did not get the Channel Lock pliers but by then I had purchased many of my own.

Now that my son is old enough to need and appreciate a good tool on each Father's Day I pass to him something that my father gave to me. Should I win this set of Channel Lock pliers they will be a father's day gift to my son. He has a car and a boat and a need for more good tools.

Posted by: Bill Hammond at May 24, 2010 3:59 PM


My dad deserves this tool set. He has been a tinkerer for as long as I can remember. He has lost most of his tools over the years to friends/thieves/cracks in the garage floor :) So it would be great for him to get these beauties!

Posted by: Ash at May 21, 2010 11:21 AM

My dad needs the channel lock set because he is an awesome dad who is helping to build a new Rainbow swing set in our back yard as well as helping to remodel our bathroom. He had a set of wrenches that he has had for a loooong time and they have finally bit the dust. The Channel lock set would be a perfect replacement set for him.

Posted by: Jason Meyers at May 18, 2010 8:54 AM

I have slowly been giving my dad good tools even though my family is worried at what this not so handy man will do with them. His current set of channel locks keep slipping the spacing channels. He will get it in place then use a small pair of vice grips to lock it in the channel. This configuration didn't work out do well when he was trying to fix a toilet leak so he epoxied the toilet to the floor! Maybe I would have had an easier time fixing the toilet if he had a good pair of channel locks, epoxy doesn't come up easily! I know, I know... I could write a weekly article with stories of his handiness. But it seems to go better with good tools rather than jury rigged ones :)

Posted by: Bill Fellner at May 17, 2010 11:12 PM

Looking back at my dad's tool collection I am realizing that the poor guy has been working with cheap tools causing more headache than good. It would be so cool to give the guy some quality tools.

Posted by: Ryan at May 17, 2010 1:23 PM

My dad's channel locks look like they are from the 70s and are looking pretty beat. He could definitely use some new tools and these would be a good start!

Posted by: Adam at May 14, 2010 9:17 AM

When I left for college I put together my first tool box. It was a sad looking tool box with sad looking tools. My father let me pick out some tools from his collection to take with me. I was careful to only pick out the old or poor quality tools because I didn't think it was necessary to have any nice tools in college. I remember picking up a cheap pair of needle nose pliers. My father promptly took it back. He said, "for that tool, you're going to need a good pair." And he proceeded to give me his Channel Lock pliers, which I still have to this day.

Posted by: Chuck Forster at May 13, 2010 2:32 PM

Six years ago my father's workshop burned to the ground. Although insurance replaced many of his tools, not a day goes by that he doesn't remember a tool that he is now missing. He has a large number of pliers, but he he lost his set of Channel Lock pliers in the fire. Help me make this a great father's day by giving Dad a set of Channel Lock pliers.

Posted by: Lyndon at May 13, 2010 2:06 PM

My dad deserves these tools because he always let me borrow his nice tools even when I didn't know how to use them. I broke quite a few of his nice tools when he was at work using them for uses never intended. He was always patient and taught me how to use them the right way when the opportunity presented itself (me breaking one). Now that I've grown up and know how to use them the right way, I'd love to repay him a little.

Posted by: jeff_williams at May 13, 2010 11:19 AM

Because my father had many of his tools absconded with by his kids. He still finds tools under bushes around the house or in the woods from when his kids took them to build forts. Now that we are all grown we are better, but I have more than a few tools in my garage that belong to him. Now that I have kids I seem to have the same problem....

Posted by: Thomas Cook at May 13, 2010 10:22 AM

My dad is just about ready to retire. Since he is finding himself with more time on his hands now, he is returning to his long abandoned and oft lamented basement workshop. Unfortunately this means he has discovered what remain of his tools are rusted and in disrepair. Even though he only putters around and affects small fixes or projects, he is a firm believer of slowly collecting quality tools as he needs them - instead of buying less expensive tools all at once. Channellock is a well known quality tool, as your review attests - and how can you beat free?

Posted by: Paul at May 13, 2010 9:15 AM
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