CHANNELLOCK® Showcases New Tool 100% Made in the USA

MEADVILLE, PA– Channellock, Inc. recently expanded its line of specialty tools with the introduction of the new CHANNELLOCK® 968 Forged Wire Stripper. Exceptionally strong and versatile, and forged with the durability to outlast traditional wire strippers, the tool is designed for superior quality, greater ease of use and is made with pride by CHANNELLOCK® associates in Meadville, Pa., from 100% forged U.S. steel. 

“The 968 is another example of our commitment to making tools on American soil,” said Ryan DeArment, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Channellock, Inc. “We’ve been here since 1886 and believe Made in the USA products stand for quality, tradition, and reliability.”

The CHANNELLOCK® 968 is forged for strength and loaded with features that will make it a mainstay in your rotation for a long time. The 968 is forged for durability to outlast traditional wire strippers, and incorporates CHANNELLOCK® Xtreme Leverage Technology (XLT™), which requires considerably less force to cut than traditional high leverage designs. It comes equipped with robust, comfortable CHANNELLOCK BLUE® grips, a spring-loaded handle for easy, one-handed operation and a lock for safe storage. The 968 is already getting the attention of both pros and DIYers—and most recently, Popular Mechanics. 

“Our vision is to continue to grow as an American family-owned business,” DeArment added. “Expanding our CHANNELLOCK® line of tools highlights our commitment to fueling that vision.”

For more information on the CHANNELLOCK® 968 Wire Stripper, including where to purchase, click here.

About Channellock, Inc.

Channellock, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including iconic, American-made CHANNELLOCK® Tongue & Groove Pliers, which can be found in quality retailers around the world. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvania-based company is now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. For more information on CHANNELLOCK® products, the company’s rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit To stay connected with Channellock, Inc., like us on Facebook or follow CHANNELLOCK® on Instagram.

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