Like all CHANNELLOCK pliers, the E458 is 100 percent made in the U.S. It features XLT Xtreme Leverage Technology, enabling cutting with less force required than traditional high-leverage plier designs. A precision-machined center-cut design maximizes the cutting power of this plier. It is made with high-carbon alloy steel, and the its cutting edges are heat-treated for performance.
Channellock Inc., a five-generation family-owned and operated plier and hand tool manufacturer located in Pennsylvania, also has featured several other made in the U.S. products:
- LITTLE CHAMP Precision Pliers: LITTLE CHAMPS have a balanced design. The LITTLE CHAMP line of pliers includes 4-inch side cutting, 4-inch end-cutting, 6-inch snipe nose, 5-inch long nose with side cutter, and 4.5-inch slip joint with shear. They are made from high-carbon steel with CHANNELLOCK BLUE comfort grips.
- Professional Snips: Professional Snips are made from drop-forged molybdenum alloy steel and feature an 8:1 compound action to deliver cutting power with minimum effort. An 8-pivot bolt joins the custom heat-treated blades that are precision machined, and a double overwind spring and grips are designed for durability and comfort. Models include standard, offset, left upright and right upright snips.
- E SERIES End Cutters: The end cutter series includes 6.25-, 7.5- and 8-inch sizes for automotive repair needs. The end cutters are include CHANNELLOCK BLUE comfort grips. They are made from high-carbon steel for performance on the job and have a rust-preventive coating. Each cutting plier integrates the XLT Xtreme Leverage Technology.
CHANNELLOCK products are available at major hardware retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including The Home Depot; Lowe’s; ACE; Sears; Menards; Do It Best; Fastenal; Grainger; True Value; Princess Auto; Canadian Tire and more. Pricing and availability vary by retailer.