Channellock Inc. introduces its new E Series, a line of combination, long nose, and diagonal cutting pliers with a sleeker design than the manufacturer’s traditional pliers. The E Series is manufactured to the same quality standards as all Channellock pliers in Meadville, Pa., from North American high-carbon C1080 steel, according to the company.

Each of the 18 new pliers in the E Series line is manufactured with Xtreme Leverage Technology (XLT). Exclusive to Channellock, XLT positions the plier rivet closer to the plier head so that considerably less force is required to make clean, accurate cuts, the company stated.

Additionally, each E Series plier includes features knife-and-anvil cutting edges to ensure proper cutting edge alignment and clean cuts; cross-hatched jaws for improved grip; laser-heat treated cutting edges for extended durability; and a choice of Channellock Blue comfort grips or Code Blue grips for secure and comfortable gripping power.