As a first responder, your job requires tools that are reliable and versatile. The Channellock Rescue Tool (model 87) pries open windows and doors, cuts wires and cables easily, shuts off gas safety valves, and loosens hose couplings. The 87 Rescue Tool is 2 inches shorter and 30 percent lighter than Channellock's previous 89 Rescue Tool, but is still packed with powerful safety functions essential in emergency situations.
The 87 Rescue Tool offers five safety functions in one compact tool that can easily fit in a pocket. At 8.8 inches long and 1.1 pounds, the 87 features hardened cutting edges designed to shear through soft metal and standard battery cables and a narrow jaw that fits into tight spaces, plus a spanner wrench to tighten and loosen up to 5-inch hose couplings. Channellock uses high carbon C1080 steel for superior performance on the job, and an electronic coating for ultimate rust prevention.
|Overall length||8.88 inches|
|Jaw length||1.43 inches|
|Handle span||3.54 inches|
|Joint width||1.62 inches|
Founded in 1886, Channellock is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools. Now run by the fifth generation of the DeArment family, Channellock tools reflect a tradition of dedication to excellence maintained for well over a century. Over the years, Channellock has obtained several patents including one in 1965 for the conical surface created on the cam side of the pliers when undercut and another in 1984 for the PermaLock fastener found in its Tongue and Groove Pliers. Channellock still manufactures more than 120 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools at its facilities in Meadville, Pennsylvania.