The new Pipe Plier, with strong V-Pads on the top and bottom arms of the pliers, helps to hold pipes in place while welding. The tool has the added flexibility to convert to conventional pliers as well. The vinyl-coated "squeeze action" lock releases the trigger and can be operated by one hand. A large adjustment screw at the end of the handle has a hole for reaching a higher clamping pressure. A screwdriver is inserted and turned to set desired tightness.

Valtra Inc., 7141 Paramount Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660; (562) 949-8625;