Channellock 8 Inch 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

Channellock 8” 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier Review

I recently received a brand new Channellock 8 Inch 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier to evaluate. I’m a huge fan of Channellock for two reasons; all of their tools are made in the U.S.A, and they do not make junk tools. All of their tools are professional grade with drop-forged, high-carbon C1080 steel.

Channellock just came out with a new Linemen Plier design that is ingenious. They re-designed their new 368 Linemen’s Plier to provide better leverage.

They did this by moving the tools rivet closer to the laser treated cutting edges. This new design gives the user better leverage and allows them to use less effort and force to cut through wire or even fish tape.

The 368 Linemen’s Pliers measures 8.38” in length and weighs less than a pound.

The pliers have a super comfortable grip and cutting “fish tape” was a cinch! See photo on the right.   [Fish tape is thin, flat steel wire hat is coiled in predetermined lengths and is used to pull electrical wires in walls and ceilings. ]

I liked these pliers so much that I am going to keep them in my tool belt all the time.  Not many tools get a permanent home in the tool belt. 


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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