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Tradesmen depend on innovative products that meet their needs on the jobsite. Whether its performance they can trust or a product that outlasts the competition, tradesmen seek out tools that help them get the job done faster. The IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® brand is legendary for innovative pliers and wrenches that tradesmen trust enough to ask for by name. While the IRWIN STRAIT-LINE® brand has been the category leader in marking and layout for decades.

General Contractor FAQ

What does the 'Bi-Metal' mean when referring to a utility blade?

The bi-metal terminology refers to how the utility blade is constructed. W... read more

I have an older model DeWalt miter saw (DW704). Will this product work on my saw?

Yes, with the retro-fit kit. Contact Customer Service 1-800-866-5740 to ord... read more

I just purchased an IRWIN chalk reel and I'm not sure which color chalk I should use for different applications.

Choosing the appropriate chalk if very important. Blue chalk is considered ... read more