Friday, June 21, 2013

CHANNELLOCK - A Review Even Dad Can Appreciate

I was given these tools free for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are my own honest evaluations.  See Disclosure. 
Well Father's day has come and gone and I had hoped this review and giveaway would be ready for all the dads out there who happen to stop by the island. As life would have it my husband had to swing to a night shift and we didn't get the chance to use these awesome tools given to us by CHANNELLOCK in time for the holiday. So now I'm excited to write about our experience using these high quality pliers and wire strippers, and give you a chance to win them even if it is after Father's day.

My last job before leaving the workforce to have the Booper was at a home improvement store. While working customer service at that store I learned so many things about DIY home projects. I would hear the horror stories from customers who thought they knew how to hang a door, or put in a toilet, or as in one case with a young couple who had all the trim pre-cut to the wrong size. We've all been there. It can be so frustrating to be in the middle of a project and realize you made a mistake or you just don't have the right tools for the job. On the other hand standing at the desk with contractors they would chat about a job and what tools they were needing and I started to pick up on the lingo. One of the tool names I heard mentioned over and over....CHANNELLOCK. To be honest it took me a while to know it was a brand and not just one tool. Don't laugh but I really thought to myself at one point Channellocks must be really important people seem to need them for every job. Now I know they really do. I loved it when I had been working at the store for over a year and I was able to answer easy questions on my own, and it was really cool when I could put my knowledge into use at our own house.

As many of you know we have an old home built back in 1910. We've been working on several projects to improve our home and our life. This past spring we were able to have a garage built. Hooray! It was a large project and we had someone build it for us. Once the garage was built though my husband (an electrician) was able to put in the wiring with a small amount of my help. Little by little I learn more about the wiring and how it works. While I'm not ready to do it by myself, I'm good at helping. What is something I've learned while helping my husband? Having a good pair of wire strippers is so important! My husband wired in all the outlets and fixtures I cut and prepped wire for him. I don't have a lot of muscle strength in my hands, but I was able to cut through the heavy gauge wiring with the Channellock diagonal cutting pliers with no problem. My husband using the cutting pliers cut through the wiring like butter. Forged from American high carbon steel for durability and made with a soft rubberized blue handles for easy grip even for my hands. Pulling and phishing wiring through the walls of our old home was quite a job, and I'm so happy to say now we have the perfect tools for the job.
American made for the highest quality CHANNELLOCK wants to give one of my readers this complete set you see pictured above! This should go a long way to help one lucky reader have the right tools for the job. 

Prize includes (1) of each of the following:
  •       E326 XLT Long Nose Pliers ($21.58)
  • E336 XLT Diagonal Cutting Pliers ($21.69)
  •  440® Straight Jaw Pliers ($19.21)
  •  957 Wire Strippers ($19.15)

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Special thanks to CHANNELLOCK for sponsoring this event! 
Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. 
Use the simple rafflecopter form below to enter. 
Good Luck! 

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24 comments:

  1. I WOULD LIKEONE OF THESE..>>6WCB Adjustable Wrench

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  2. These look like they'd be super helpful around the house!

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  3. Mechanic tool set would be great for my husband

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  4. I like man for my sons like the slotted screwdriver

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  5. My husband would like the WS-2CB Adjustable Wrench gift set.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. My husband would like the 18'N 1 Screwdriver

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  7. I would love the mechanics tool set!!

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  8. We would love the
    94 PC. Mechanic's Tool Set

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  9. Birdie SkolfieldJune 27, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    My Cable Guy Hubby would love to have The 919 Wire Strippers in his tool BOX

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  10. Wire strippers!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  11. My husband would love the 6-n-1 rescue tool!

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  12. I would love to have the Multi-Bit Screwdriver.

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  13. Would like to have The Crimper

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  14. I would like to try have the 89 Rescue Tool with Cable Cutter. It would be very useful to have in an emergency.

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  15. I would love a 620 PROFESSIONAL LEVEL for my tool box!

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  16. Could use some long nose pliers. My son has mine as he uses them for his models.

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  17. i would like to have the SD-7CB Gift Set (screw driver set)
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  18. I would love to have the Long Reach Pliers to help get into those tight places where a regular sized pair of pliers just will not reach.
    Laurie Emerson

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