As a Union Electrician, Ive used many Types of "Slip Joint Pliers", and Channellock 440s are always appropriate for any Gripping Job You have, Big Or Small. Excellent Locking Power allows you to hold even if you lose your grip on the tool.Theres a reason why Channel lock is the trade name for the tool, regardless of brand.
In this case, the original is the best. I've had similar tools that are "made in China" that don't last or even do the job well in the beginning. These are made in the U.S.A. are well built and will seem to stand the test of time. Why spend money getting new tools every couple years, when you can spend a little more in the beginning for tools that will last a lifetime. The answer is simple: invest now in quality and you won't be disappointed later.