I like the build quality or Armor products and this is good too. Solid, substantial and well finished. The pressure screw concept is very clever and works well....you can indeed just set the desired clamping force and it applies that to whatever is between the jaws! All well and good so far. The problem is that you generally need two hands to operate it. I have several pairs of ‘Mole’ grips of varying design and size and with all of those, except for particularly large items, you can open and clamp on an item with one hand. That isn’t the case with the Armor. I have a normal size man’s hand but my hand is not large enough to be able to either clamp or properly release one handed. Whilst it is possible to pull the release lever whilst holding the tool, it isn’t then generally possible to control the release by holding both handles with one hand. This means your other hand isn’t available to hold the item being clamped! ...if that makes sense?!
So although I enjoy this tool in terms of build quality, the practical way you have to use it lets that quality down. So overall, I’m disappointed with it.
Would I buy it again knowing what I now know? Unless I wanted to use it in a situation where I could use both hands, probably not I’m afraid. It’s a shame because it is a nice tool and the constant pressure ability is attractive, but it is unwieldy to use single handed which rather defeats the purpose of something described as ‘pliers’ .