Positive grip pliers offer a combination of jaw design, offset head, handle, and tongue-and-groove design. They only require downward pressure on the handle once engaged, so no squeezing is necessary. Smooth tongue-and-groove action makes these the most effective pliers on the market for one-hand operation. A patented rib prevents finger pinching. Our positive grip pliers are forged from high-quality, high-carbon steel and fully heat-treated for long life.