The CH Hanson Automatic Locking Pliers takes all of the adjustments and guesswork out of the locking-pliers equation. Gone is the small dial at the end of the handle and in its place is ... well, nothing. You just close the handles and let the jaw automatically size itself. A small knurled dial adjusts the amount of clamping pressure. To release the jaws, you simply pull up on the middle lever.
¦ Price: Starting at $13. 630-848-2000. www.chhanson.com.