It looks like Engineer has significantly improved its screw removal pliers by making a locking pliers version. (I believe these are marketed as Vampliers in the US.)
I haven’t tried the locking version yet, but they’ve got to be a massive improvement. I’ve struggled with Vampliers on many occasions, where locking pliers would have been far better.
All my Engineer tools are excellent quality, so I’ve high hopes for these new pliers. Like any locking pliers, a key question will be how tough the jaws are.