IRWIN announces the new VISE-GRIP Next-Gen Fast Release Locking Pliers, which are ergonomically designed to provide more control than ever before. The user will have an easier time gripping, squeezing, and releasing the locking plier because the handle span in the open position is reduced by 20 percent. The pliers are more comfortable to use because the use is not forced to open their hands wider than their natural span. The reduced hand span also allows the locking operation of the plier one-handed, leaving the other hand free for the user to support themselves on a ladder or while working under a vehicle. Primary uses for the Fast Release Locking Pliers include holding/clamping, bolt and fastener removal, automotive repairs, welding, and soldering pipe. Primary end-users for the pliers include automotive mechanics, welders, contractors, MRO’s, and DIYer’s.