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KNIPEX Tools Introduces XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters

10-inch bolt cutters designed for versatile, powerful cutting
with significantly less effort and hand force required.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of compact XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters to add to its original 8-inch CoBolt® Mini Bolt Cutters series. The bolt cutters are now 10 inches in length and are available with straight blades or with a notch, which allows for easier cutting of thicker materials.

The XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters feature a high transmission ratio that lowers the hand force needed, requiring 60 percent less effort compared to high-leverage diagonal cutters of the same size. The micro-structure, laser-etched cutting edges are uniquely designed to stop thicker, round objects from slipping during use. The notch in the blade keeps large cross sections close to the base of the blade for maximum leverage and easier cutting.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Needle-Nose Combination Pliers

Pliers series ideal for gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting workpieces
for all common installation and repair work.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Needle-Nose Combination Pliers. The pliers are ideal for all common installation and repair work that involves gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting the workpiece.

At a length of six inches, the Needle-Nose Combination Pliers have a slim-head design and anti-twist, pointed jaws, making the pliers useful when working in tough, confined areas. The pliers include a special convex contour on one jaw for a highly secure, three-point grip on workpieces. The pulling groove in the gripping area permits small parts, such as nails, pins and bolts, to be held and pulled without slipping.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers with Locking Device

Easy-to-use hose clamp pliers series stays locked without the user’s grip.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools adds new locking Hose Clamp Pliers to its series of Hose Clamp Pliers. The new pliers keep the clamp open and locked in position without the need to grip and hold onto the pliers until the user is ready to move the clamp.

The pliers feature a lock which opens at the touch of a button and rotatable tips to reliably grip hose clamps in all positions. The pliers can be used on a variety of clamps up to 2 3/4 inches in diameter and offer leverage to allow clamps to be easily opened and moved without exerting great effort.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hog Ring Pliers

Versatile Hog Ring Pliers designed to securely hold and guide rings into proper crimped position.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its Hog Ring Pliers. The pliers are designed for the professional replacement of automotive upholstery to the seat frame and are compatible with all popular upholstery rings or hog rings.

The 7-inch pliers have special grooves in the jaws that are designed to securely hold the ring or clip and guide them into proper crimped position. Other features include a high transmission ratio for easy compression of the hog rings and a closing spring to hold the pliers closed so the ring may be securely positioned before it is compressed.

The Hog Ring Pliers are forged and oil hardened out of special grade German tool steel and feature a chrome-plated finish and multi-component grips for added hand comfort. They are suitable for use on any wide range of fastening projects that deal with fencing, wire, fabric rope and cord.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Gripping Pliers Series

Versatile pliers series features unique heavy-duty design built for tough jobs.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – October 2017 – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Gripping Pliers. The series features Universal, Long-Nose and Welding Gripping Pliers.

The 10-inch Universal Gripping Pliers feature a unique, pivoting bottom jaw that automatically adjusts to any workpiece in the field, including square, round, hex and flat materials. The pliers also feature toggle lever action for a high clamping pressure grip, making the pliers ideal for secure, one-handed operation.

The 8-inch Long-Nose Gripping Pliers are bright zinc-plated and feature narrow, long jaws at a slim width of ¼ inch. The pliers are specially designed for areas difficult to reach. The Long-Nose Grip Pliers also feature a non-serrated gripping area for pinching off hoses.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers

Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers designed to be a comfortable, convenient multi-use tool for hard-to-reach areas.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its 11-inch Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers. The pliers are designed for strong and flexible gripping of small pipes, screws and round parts in hard-to-reach areas.

The Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers feature multiple gripping zones that are perfect for pulling and twisting, making them a versatile multi-use tool for the automotive industry. Workpieces can be carefully grabbed, held and guided with the four grooves in the jaws of the slim, yet robust, pliers. Other features include a serrated gripping area for holding onto round parts or pipes and a slim, extra-long design for limited working space.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers for Click Clamps

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. –KNIPEX Tools’ new Hose Clamp Pliers are designed to easily and efficiently open and close click clamp applications in all positions.
The pliers eliminate the need to replace OEM clamps with screw clamps and are built to not damage the compressed clamps, allowing the clamps to be used over and over again. Designed for work on fuel hoses, vacuum pipes, suction nozzles and many other applications, the series features maximum leverage for opening and closing clamps without much effort. Rotatable tips reliably grip click clamps in all positions.
The 10-inch Hose Clamp Pliers are forged and oil-hardened out of German, chrome vanadium steel and feature a slim head design for working in confined spaces and serrated gripping jaws for easy loosening of tight hoses.


Bishop Innovations now has a retail counter display box available for HOZEEZ® car wash accessories. This container, to be shown at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas, will allow retailers to display HOZEEZ® on counters and shelves. The display box will be shipped free of charge with bulk orders to retailers.

HOZEEZ® is the most effective and durable hose guide on the market. The unique patented design features that enable the product to work so well also make it difficult to package in cost-effective retail packaging. A pair of HOZEEZ® cannot simply be dropped into a cheap plastic bag and stapled closed, as others do with small inexpensive products.


High Performance Solutions Handle Mother Nature’s Toughest Challenges

Chicago, IL. – Prestone Products Corporation, the leader in under-the-hood chemicals, offers a powerhouse line-up of windshield washer fluids. Prestone advanced windshield washer fluids keep your windshield clean without hindering the latest vehicle technology. Prestone’s formulations have been extensively tested to not interfere with rain-sensing wiper technology or washer fluid reservoir continuity sensors.

Prestone has always been a leader in washer fluid performance. Specially-engineered to keep windshields flawless with a streak-free shine, the Prestone family of windshield washer fluids keeps your windshield crystal clear all year long, in all weather conditions.

Prestone offers multiple formulas for winter and summer that go beyond the “blue fluid.” The windshield products include:


The Innovative Cleaner Is Easy to Use on the Most Contaminated Cooling Systems

Chicago, IL. – Prestone Products Corporation, the leader in under-the-hood chemicals, has just released its all-new Radiator Flush & Oil Degreaser. From stunning hot rods to well-worn minivans, all cars can benefit from a pristine cooling system now made possible by Prestone’s easy-to-use cleaner.

For vehicles to function at their best, it is critical that engines be free of contaminants and corrosion that could lead to overheating. Prestone’s innovative two-part cleaner tackles these potential hazards. The first solution is a breakthrough cleaner that will dissolve corrosion and scale without damaging car metals while the second formula is an oil encapsulation system that will strip grease, oil and fuel contamination from all surfaces within the cooling system.

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