20 or so years ago Bob Villa was all the rage with the Robo Grip pliers. KOBALT has their own take on the Robo Grip with some innovative features. The great thing about these pliers is that they auto adjust, are under $20 and have a lifetime warranty. Another feature that stands out is that you can use the tool like a caliper thanks to the easy to read markings. You can gauge the size of any nut or bolt up to 1 1/4″ on the 8″ pliers and up to 3/4″ on the 6″ pliers.
The 8″ pliers also have no marring pads that can be removed to expose the serrated jaws for a better grip, a copper wire cutter and a wire stripper. The stripper worked better with smaller gauge wire and the cutters worked good for just about any general household copper wire. Both pliers have a loop hole for creating electrical loops for outlets etc.. The slide over grips are about what you would expect for the price.
For just under $20 the Magnum Grip pliers make a great gift for just about anyone in your family that uses pliers. Dad will love them, even if he already has too many pliers in his tool box. Available at Lowes the Magnum Grip Pliers have a lifetime warranty.