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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

What is the measuring tape thing and how does it work?

This is for hanging items at an angle. Start on 0 and rotate the tool to th... read more

IRWIN Lettered and Numbered Drill Bits information:

Letter and numbered drill bits were developed to make up the gaps in betwee... read more