The Lockjaw Automatic plier and clamp range gets a shake-up

We’ve made some changes for the good to the availability and look of the acclaimed Lockjaw Automatic plier and clamp range – with a new table clamp to compliment the range. Peter Craven explains.

Over many years, Lockjaw pliers and clamps have gained a devoted following of tradespeople, weekend warriors and hobbyists. Quite simply, they are much easier and more reliable to use than others. The key is the ability for users to set a pressure – from slight to extreme – via the unique Set and Forget™ adjustor. The plier or clamp will then hold this same pressure automatically, self-adjusting to grip the correct distance according to the thickness of the material.

This is extremely useful for clamping different materials. For example, pinewood could be damaged at the pressure you’d use to hold a slab of Masonite, and Masonite could drop from the clamp at the pressure you’d use for a softwood. So, you want to set the pressure rate to suit the material, whatever its thickness.

Most important, the process of setting this pressure is turning a screw mechanism embedded in the tool’s handle – so it’s a single-handed operation. This capability is critical for clamping, because you typically need the other hand to manipulate the material you are holding. Hence the Lockjaw promise: 7x faster, 100% easier.

In manufacturing, construction and similar industries involving regular clamping of materials, this time-saving ability can translate to thousands of dollars a year in process time savings.

What’s new

As a tool manufacturer and supplier, we are proud of our reputation for maintaining ready-to-ship stocks of over 16,000 SKUs at adequate levels for our customers’ needs. However, due to the popularity of Lockjaw pliers and clamps, we have not always been able to prevent shortages and backorders.

To address this, we recently reorganised and streamlined our Lockjaw supply chain processes – which means stock availability should no longer be an issue for this valuable Sutton Tools brand.

We have given the range a brand-new look – previously substantially silver, the pliers and clamps are now a vibrant black and orange. We’ve also improved the packaging, so it’s less likely to suffer damage on your shelves. The new hardwearing label with full instructions is specially designed to resist wear and tear in a retail environment.

Coming very soon!

In addition to re-vamping the look of the highly popular range of Lockjaw hand clamps, we’ll be launching the Lockjaw Table Clamp before mid-2020. Tradies and DIYers who’ve come to trust the quality of the Lockjaw brand over many years will be excited to discover this valuable addition!

If you’d like to know more about the improvements and additions to the Lockjaw range, ask your Sutton Tools Account Manager.

About the Author

Peter Craven
Peter Craven is Sutton Tools’ Product Manager for a range of development projects. Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the hardware industry in merchandise management roles.