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What is your Return Policy?

We stand behind our products and want you to be 100% happy. If  you need to make a return, please read and follow our Return Policy listed below.  It will make it easier for all of us.

Our Warranty

AUTOGRIP® tools are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear. Damage cause by misuse or alterations voids our warranty.

We make no other warranties, implied or expressed for any other purposes.

Our Return Policy

  • If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a replacement or refund.
  • You must have a proof of purchase (receipt, on-line receipt, shipping invoice) for returns and exchanges.
  • All returns or exchanges have to be authorized by our customer service department.
  • No returns will be accepted without authorization.
  • To received return authorization, please email cs@autogrip.com.
  • Once you receive a return authorization it is good for 30-days. Returns received after 30-days will be sent back at customer expense.
  • We recommend that you ship your package with a carrier that can provide tracking and insurance. We are not responsible for packages lost in transit without proof of tracking.
  • Refunds will not be issued if items have any signs of alterations, misuse or damage. Damaged items will be returned at customer expense.
  • Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.

How do I return a defective product?

Please email our customer service department at cs@autogrip.com for return authorization and instructions.

I would like to exchange a product. How do I do that?

Please email our customer service department at cs@autogrip.com for instructions on how to make an exchange.

Where do I ship my return?

Please email our customer service department at cs@autogrip.com for return authorization and instructions.

Why can't I call your 800 number for help with my return or exchange?

Our 800 number is staffed by sales associates who are not authorized to process returns or exchanges.

When will my credit card be refunded?

Once we receive your return as per our procedure above, your refund will be processed in the original form of payment within 5 business days. You will be notified via email to the address listed on your account when this transaction has taken place. Your banking institution may require additional days to process and post this transaction to your account once they have received the information from us.

How do I contact you?

Please contact our customer service if you have any questions: cs@autogrip.com.

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What is Your Primary Product?

Our main product is the AUTO-GRIP® locking pliers which is the world’s first self-adjusting, automatic, one-handed locking pliers that is 7 times faster, 100% easier to use and warrantied for life.There is nothing like it on the market today.

The AUTO-GRIP® is the perfect tool for DIYers, the handy man, homeowners, maintenance personnel, mechanics, plumbers and installers. 


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What is Unique about the AUTO-GRIP® Locking Pliers?

AUTO-GRIP® is the final evolution of the original locking pliers invented by William Petersen, a blacksmith from Nebraska, in 1924.

It is the first self-adjusting, completely automatic, one-handed locking pliers that anyone can use regardless of hand size or strength. It is seven times faster and 100% easier than traditional locking pliers.

We’ve gotten rid of the bothersome and time-consuming adjustment knob on the old-fashioned locking pliers.

AUTO-GRIP Auto Locking C Shaped Pliers

The AUTO-GRIP® adjusts automatically to any thickness! AUTO-GRIP® Locking Pliers are professional grade, and guaranteed for life.

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How does the AUTO-GRIP® work?

The AUTO-GRIP® can clamp on to various sized objects without adjustment thanks to our center cam, lever and lock pin located on the inside of the handle.

This is our “secret sauce”. These internal parts are manufactured from precious metals, hardened at high temperatures, and assembled in a manner that allows the plier’s jaws to adjust to various thicknesses then clamp tightly.  Gripping pressure may be regulated to each individual user’s own grip using our “set & forget” screw.

image showing how AUTO-GRIP Locking pliers and wrenches work

Once you locate the adjustment knob, increase the gripping pressure simply by turning the setscrew clockwise. To decrease, simply turn counter clockwise.  Once you have the desired clamping pressure you never have to adjust it again. It’s that simple.

See our How-it-works video for additional information!

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Have you made any improvements to the AUTO-GRIP® Locking Pliers?

Great question and thanks for asking. We are always looking for ways to improve our products.

In response to customer feedback  about hand slippage on our original AUTO-GRIP® pliers, in 2016 we added a hard rubber grip to all pliers. Customer feedback has been fantastic!


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Wasn’t there a similar product called “Lockjaw”?

Great question. The Lockjaw was a similar product in which the cam and sliding lock were not perfected so the user would often experience failure of the pliers to grip the object they were working on as the locks slipped on the bar spring.

The AUTO-GRIP® cam and sliding lock have been perfected to clamp automatically on thick or thin material without slipping.

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What Other Products do you provide other than AUTO-GRIP®?

Yes – we sell a similarly innovative and self-adjusting AUTOGROOVE one-handed groove joint pliers, the AUTOBLADE double-ended utility knife and the AUTOWRENCH.

The AUTOGROOVE Joint Pliers has a unique gripping mechanism which allows it to self adjust and grip onto to thick and thin objects without the need to find the groove. AUTOGROOVE Pliers are twice as fast and 100% easier than traditional groove joint pliers. The specially designed v-shaped jaws allows for a tighter grip on both round and flat objects.


The AUTOBLADE Knife is two knives in one! One side is a utility knife that has a quick blade changer with a blade magazine. Flip to the other end for a straight knife.


The AUTOWRENCH is a ratcheting adjustable wrench that removes nuts and bolts faster than a conventional wrench.


The AutoWrench

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What New Products will be added in the future?

In February 2016, we added the AUTOWRENCH, which is an Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench. 


In the Spring 2016 we added the AUTODRIVER multi-bit screwdriver kit to the line.The AutoDriver showing driver head handle storage

In the near future we will be adding our newest tool, which is a AUTO-GRIP Duckbill Pliers. Check back here for details!

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Press on the QUICK-RELEASE BUTTON to safely eject used blade

 AUTO-FLIP Double Ended Utility Knife

HOW TO ACCESS THE knife on the end

Press the push button on the blade end which will release the serrated/straight blade.

AutoBlade showing the automatic opening button

Most any hardware store carries replacement blades that will fit the AUTOBLADE. We recommend using SK5 blades because they can handle punishment and stay sharp longer compared to standard blades.

SK5 replacement blades

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Where Can I Buy Autogrip Tools?

Visit our “Where to Buy” section of our website, which list national, regional and local suppliers of our AUTO-GRIP line.

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Who is Autogrip.com?

Autogrip.com is the online portal to innovative and unique hand tools for men and women do-it-yourselfers and repair and construction professionals in hundreds of trades.

Autogrip.com is owned and operated by AUTOGRIP, INC., a Springfield, VA based business.

For more information about AUTOGRIP, INC. please visit our About Us page.

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