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Giveaway & Review: Channellock Pliers VJ-1 Gift Set [CLOSED]

Warning, blatant stereotype coming up:

Being a guy, I love tools (wasn’t too bad) and I was excited to try out Channellock’s VJ-1 two piece adjustable pliers gift set. It didn’t take long to need these around the house after they arrived.

The first thing I noticed was the double wide grips. Most “lesser” sets have the same size steel all around making for an uncomfortable grip on long projects. Not so with the Channellocks. The extra wide steel also helps keep the rubber grips in place. I can’t tell you how many pairs of pliers I have had where the rubber grips slip off.

Once you start using them, you can feel the quality of the joint and adjustable movement. The joint is tight with zero play, no chance of slipping into the next adjustment with these. The teeth are sharp and offer a nice bite for good grip. The teeth are so sharp I wouldn’t use them on a finished or polished surfaced pipe or bolt. But that’s not a big deal for 95% of what you will use the pliers for. They have such a good bite I used mine to pull out a 2.5” stripped out wood screw!

Overall the Channellocks VJ-1 gift set is a wonderful value. Tools that last a lifetime are a good deal at any price, and these will easily be the last set you will ever need.

Through June 20th, 2010 you can save 10% off the VJ-1 Gift Set when you use Code: CP3Q1 at checkout on .

Thank you to Channellock for sending us a sample gift set free of charge to base this review upon and for providing another gift set for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Channellock VJ-1 Gift Set.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of Channellock Gift Sets. Then leave a comment telling me which gift set would be perfect for someone you know. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!