Locking Pliers & Vise Grips
Locking pliers and vise grips are pliers that may be locked in place. Like other pliers, vise grips grasp, bend, twist and cut wire or nuts and bolts. The locking feature allows these pliers to also function like clamps: they can hold materials in place as you work. Locking pliers are available in a variety of models, including long nose, curved jaw and combination.