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General Contractor FAQ

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

I just used the large hole saw to drill through my door and it worked great. Now I have to use the small hole saw and the mandrel-pilot bit will not fit into it. What should I do?

The large hole saw has an adapter in it. When using this hole saw first, th... read more

What is the recommended bit speed for flat bits? I am sure that the speed varies by bit diameter and wood species

We have a recommended turning speed of 1500 - 2000 RPM on the IRWIN Speedbo... read more