Locking Pliers

Locking pliers also known as Vice grips, mole wrench and mole grips, are pliers that are designed to lock in place allowing the user to maintain a grip on the item without squeezing the handles closed. They can have various locking mechanisms to keep the jaws locked in place and the plier’s jaw can come in various configurations i.e. needle nose pliers, locking clamp. Vice grips are the most common type of pliers utilizing the center clamp locking mechanism.