The IRWIN® QUICK-GRIP® XP600 One-Handed Bar Clamp Exerts up to 600 lbs of Hold Force

XP600 One-Handed Bar ClampMost Powerful One-Handed Bar Clamp Available

Huntersville, NC  (January 21, 2009) - IRWIN Industrial Tool Company, the maker of the handiest clamps on earth, is proud to announce the upgraded one-handed bar clamp, IRWIN QUICK-GRIP XP600, with extreme pressure for heavy duty applications like installation, demolition and rough glue-ups.  The XP600 has an I-beam bar that delivers up to 600 lbs. of hold force, while the patent pending Power Lock" system can hold more pressure, longer.  Twenty years ago, IRWIN QUICK-GRIP revolutionized clamping with the introduction of the one-handed bar clamp, and today, QUICK-GRIP is building on that innovation with the XP600 clamp, the most powerful one-handed bar clamp available.

XP600 One-Handed Bar ClampThe new adjustable foot allows the XP600 to rest upright on the work surface for gluing - perfect for panels and cabinetry.  In addition, the full face pads distribute pressure evenly.  Simply remove the pads to activate the swivel jaw feature that clamps to irregular surfaces while maintaining consistent pressure.    The XP600 Quick Change" screw allows you to easily convert from a clamp to a spreader.  The IRWIN QUICK-GRIP XP600 delivers maximum power, versatility and stability - it's what you would expect from the innovator in clamping.

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP XP600 clamps are available at home centers, retail hardware stores and online retailers in 6", 12", 18", 24", 36" and 50" lengths.  Depending on the length of the clamp, the suggested retail price will vary from $19.99 - $44.99.

IRWIN Industrial Tools includes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories including IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® locking tools, MARATHON® saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® flat bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits and HANSON® taps and dies.  IRWIN Industrial Tools is a part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of brands.

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