Locking Pliers

Locking pliers are a hand held tool that can be locked into position using an over-centre action. Locking pliers are also known as mole grips and vise-grip and available in many different configurations and shapes to fix metal parts for welding. They also come in many sizes.

How they work

One side of the handle includes a bolt that is used to adjust the spacing of the jaws, the other side of the handle often includes a lever to push the two sides of the handles apart to unlock the pliers.

What materials are they made from

Locking pliers are typically made from steel, available with a chrome finish and sleeved handles

Types of Locking Pliers

• Needle-nose locking pliers
• Locking clamps
• Locking Pliers with Chain

Applications
Locking pliers are typically used on metal parts during welding. They are also useful for holding a nut or bolt that has been damaged or rounded, pulling out nails or holding pipes.

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RS Stock No. 862-6473
Mfr. Part No.501APB
BrandFacom
$86.53
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100mm - - 250 mm - -
RS Stock No. 878-3217
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70480
BrandSidchrome
$82.67
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- - Stainless Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 847-8101
Mfr. Part No.6406890
BrandGedore
$98.47
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45mm - Vanadium Steel 300 mm - -
RS Stock No. 418-6243
BrandRS Pro
$35.90
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41mm - Alloy Steel 178 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 878-3214
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70452
BrandSidchrome
$76.06
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- - Stainless Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 878-3220
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70213
BrandSidchrome
$408.71
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- - - 229 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 876-5200
Mfr. Part No.506APB
BrandFacom
$98.23
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50 (Square) mm, 80 (Hexagonal) mm, 100 (Round) mm - Chrome Molybdenum Steel 250 mm - -
RS Stock No. 665-8576
Mfr. Part No.0-84-809
BrandStanley
$39.96
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- - Chrome Plated Steel 225 mm - -
RS Stock No. 910-3224
Mfr. Part No.501ASLS
BrandFacom
$100.59
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- - Chrome 252 mm - Yes
RS Stock No. 418-6265
BrandRS Pro
$42.04
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48mm - Alloy Steel 250 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 876-5193
Mfr. Part No.500APB
BrandFacom
$74.06
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40 (Square) mm, 50 (Hexagonal) mm, 50 (Round) mm - Chrome Molybdenum Steel 225 mm - -
RS Stock No. 847-3759
BrandRS Pro
$11.41
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- - Chrome Vanadium Steel 254 mm - -
RS Stock No. 537-177
Mfr. Part No.C7SV
BrandCrescent
$25.58
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- - - 178 mm - -
RS Stock No. 879-3072
Mfr. Part No.T05T
BrandIrwin
$37.23
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48mm - Alloy Steel 250 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 876-5196
Mfr. Part No.501AMPPB
BrandFacom
$67.10
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50 (Square) mm, 80 (Hexagonal) mm, 100 (Round) mm - Chrome Molybdenum Steel 250 mm - -
RS Stock No. 847-3746
BrandRS Pro
$19.59
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- - Chrome Molybdenum Steel 178 mm - -
RS Stock No. 537-224
Mfr. Part No.C5CV
BrandCrescent
$25.10
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- - - 127 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 835-3125
Mfr. Part No.445.10R
BrandFacom
$198.82
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- - Stainless Steel 360 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 537-183
Mfr. Part No.C6NVN
BrandCrescent
$37.16
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- - - 152 mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 665-8422
Mfr. Part No.0-84-811
BrandStanley
$42.71
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- - Chrome Plated Steel 225 mm - -
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