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Tools by Trade: Metalworker

IRWIN Tools manufactures and distributes a broad assortment of professional tools for the metal worker – innovative tools that, in the hands of the tradesman, get the job done the way it was meant to be done. Consider the legendary IRWIN VISE-GRIP locking pliers and clamps – since 1924, VISE-GRIP has been the tool brand that tradesmen choose first, and pass on to future generations. Because not just any tool will do, IRWIN also offers a full line of UNIBIT step drill bits; HANSON taps, dies, and extractors; fastener drive accessories; and drill bits for metal drilling.

Metalworker FAQ

I was trying to tap a hole in aluminum with a 1/4" tap. Half of the tap broke off in the workpiece. How do I get it out?

Ideally you would want to use a tap extractor. These are readily available ... read more

Are Irwin cobalt drill bits coated like the titanium ones? If the cobalt bits are rockwell hardness 66 - 67 HRc, what hardness are the titanium bits? Once you sharpen a cobalt bit and the gold coating is gone, is it just a regular bit?

Cobalt bits are not coated, they are cobalt steel through and through. At t... read more

IRWIN Taps & Dies information:

We carry only a few high speed steel taps or dies. The key identifier is th... read more