Curved pump pliers
The Klaw Pump Pliers are available in two styles and use a curved jaw that is designed to grasp multiple points of contact for better gripping power and torque.
The Klaw Pump Pliers are available in two styles: Quick-Adjust and Classic. The Quick-Adjust has a push button, quick ratchet feature that allows the user to easily adjust the plier to any position. Both styles of Klaw Pump Pliers are compact and narrow for better access in small or hard to reach spaces. The gripping surfaces of the jaw also have specially hardened teeth for positive gripping and reduced wear. In addition, a special groove at the tip of the jaw is designed for holding nails. The curved jaw is designed to grasp with multiple points of contact, which provide better gripping power and torque.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.