I guess I used the wrong term. Tongue and groove would be the proper type of pliers. They have many uses, and something I use often. Couldn't make do without them.
I have a couple pairs like this in different brands, styles and sizes. They are proper oil filter pliers. Good for speed, and have better clearance then tongue and grove pliers.
These work okay, but I rarely use them. Mine set is made out of an alloy. Work best when oil pan clearance is very limited. Won't work on the filters shown above as I believe they have a plastic water catch on the bottom.
If doing bigger filters like on diesels or if something is really stuck I switch to one of these strap wrenches, as I can get a really long handled 1/2" ratchet onto it. They do crush the filter every time, but rarely hole it.
KDS Heavy-Duty Oil Filter Strap Wrench | Fastenal