Slip Joint

Also known as straight slip joint, common slip joint, common, lineman’s slip joint, water pump pliers, Tongue & Groove pliers, Slip Joint pliers, adjustable pliers, groove joint pliers, arc joint pliers.

They are designed for gripping different size nuts, bolts, clamping materials and irregular shaped objects. These pliers usually feature an adjustment mechanism, either a lower jaw can be moved along a track section, fulcrum or pivot point to increase the width of the pliers head or jaw fixture without increasing the distance between the handles. The handles on slip joint pliers are normally longer to allow for increased leverage.