FACOM expands and improves range of 170A Series Multi-grip pliers

Press release   •   Apr 21, 2016 16:47 BST

FACOM has expanded and improved its 170A Series Multi-grip pliers portfolio for automotive and industrial professionals completing tasks such as vehicle and machinery maintenance. The three new models in the latest range have been introduced to offer users a higher level of torsional strength, accuracy and durability when tightening and unfastening small and larger components including bolts, screws and pipes.

Designed and manufactured to FACOM’s highest quality standards at its production facility in Laissey, France, the Multi-grip pliers, which come in 180mm (170A.18), 250mm (170A.25) and 300mm (170A.35) lengths, feature an innovative and patented rack and pinion mechanism. It has been engineered to increase the travel of the play-free forged treated rivet through the rack, which is also up to 50% more durable. This thereby supplies better slot engagement and fewer blocking points, without any loss of time when making adjustments.

With up to eight different operating positions*, this allows professionals to handle larger objects with a more accurate fit, and with greater force. Furthermore, the self-gripping teeth on the wear-resistant and hardened jaws provide a reduced risk of slippage and user injury, particularly when working with circular surfaces.

The PVC coated and more ergonomic handles of the new 170A Series Multi-grip pliers have been forged so as to give added comfort and grip during extended periods of use. This is coupled with the ability to apply a higher degree of pressure during tightening or unfastening applications. The internal shape of the handles has equally been profiled to avoid the pinching of fingers when the jaws are closed.

“The enhanced range of 170A Series Multi-grip pliers provides today’s professionals with a more comprehensive choice of products. This is to allow users to complete a larger number of tasks ranging in size and complexity, with an improved degree of precision and turning force. The tools have been designed for increased productivity, long life and efficiency, whilst operators also benefit from better safety and comfort when using the new Multi-grip pliers”, said Thomas Fink, FACOM European Product Manager for the Stanley Black & Decker group.

Key features:

  • Three different lengths available in the portfolio for small to large applications (180mm, 250mm and 300mm)
  • Improved 250mm 170A.25 versus the existing 170A model
  • Patented rack and pinion mechanism for better slot engagement and reduced blockages
  • Larger eight-position rack*
  • Long-lasting forged treated rivet to eliminate play and vibration
  • Self-gripping teeth on hardened jaws lessen risk of slippage and injury
  • PVC coated and more ergonomic comfort grip handles with internal profile to prevent ‘pinching’
  • Designed and manufactured at FACOM’s production facility in Laissey, France


Founded in 1918, FACOM is a leading manufacturer of maintenance and repair tools, accessories, storage equipment and detection systems for the industry, aerospace, automotive, nuclear and security industries. Renowned for its ground-breaking innovation spanning nearly a century, FACOM has a passion for engineering complete solutions which exceed the needs of professionals of today and tomorrow, challenge boundaries, and deliver improved performance and quality of work. Created using the most advanced processes, the company’s extensive catalogue of smart, effective and ergonomic products have been designed to meet the most demanding of requirements, to simplify daily tasks and ensure total user safety. FACOM’s unrivalled standard of quality is underlined by the guarantee FACOM for the total satisfaction of the end users.