Channellock is looking to improve on its classic long-nose pliers with the new E-Series version. Designed with the company’s “Xtreme Leverage” technology, which moves the pivot point of the tool closer to the jaw end, the tool needs less force to make cuts or grab on to something. The jaws are a knife and anvil design, so cuts are clean. Pliers come in 6- and 8-inch lengths with the standard dipped Channellock handles or the padded Code Blue handles. Bent long-nose pliers are also available. Price: $22 to $28. COO: USA. 800.724.3018. channellock.com.