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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

IRWIN Taps & Dies information:

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

Are there any materials I should not cut with Irwin snips?

You should never cut hardened metals such as steel, flexible duct or wire w... read more