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An Inside Look at the Channellock Factory
Ethan | August 17, 2012
An Inside Look at the Channellock Factory

CHANNELLOCK has a rich history in America going all the way back to 1886. Today, Channellock is one of a limited number of manufacturer’s that make just about all their tools right here in the USA. At their facilities in Meadville, PA, Channellock produces over 125 different pliers, and they are constantly developing new, innovative designs. They recently had a small group of publishers out to their factory, and we had the privilege to see how a steel billet is transformed into a high-quality pair of pliers.¬†We got a look at the... 

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Channellock Versus the World: Is Channellock Keeping Up?
Ethan | October 5, 2011
Channellock Versus the World: Is Channellock Keeping Up?

So I’ve been mentioning Channellock a lot recently. I’ve been a devoted Channellock man for some time now, and they make good, durable products. Plus, I like that everything is “fiercely made in Meadville, PA.” I love my Tongue & Groove pliers, and they are never far from hand. With that said, I think Channellock is losing ground. You may think there isn’t much room for innovation in the world of pliers, but that’s exactly what companies like Irwin and Milwaukee are doing. Six months ago a pair of... 

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New for 2011: Channellock Ratcheting Screwdrivers
Ethan | August 25, 2011
New for 2011: Channellock Ratcheting Screwdrivers

I’m always a little leery when tool manufacturers start combining multiple functions into one tool. Before long someone will introduce an egg salad maker / post hole digger, and unfortunately it won’t do a very good job making salad or digging posts. The biggest exception to my skepticism is the 6-n-1 screwdriver. I love ‘em. It’s super-handy to have multiple Phillips, flathead and nut driver sizes all conveniently available in one tool. I was intrigued when Channellock sent me a pair of their new ratcheting screwdrivers-... 

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