IRWIN® Wins A Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Award


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IRWIN® Wins A Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Award

IRWIN Recognized for Innovative Solutions Across Hand Tools 


TOWSON, MD (March 25, 2021) – IRWIN announced today that it has been awarded a Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Award, which spotlight the year’s best tool and storage solutions delivering reliable performance, quality craftsmanship, and a strong value. As a highly respected source in the consumer and trade space, Popular Mechanics tests more than 1,000 tools per year and has recognized the following product as the best of 2021 in their respective category:  

·       Best Locking Pliers: IRWIN VISE-GRIP® Fast Release™ Straight Jaw Locking Pliers (IRHT82576) 

IRWIN’s award-winning product is part of the brand’s expanding hand tool and accessories line, which includes innovative solutions in the pliers category. 

“Our customers know that when they invest in our brands, they can expect quality, performance, and value,” said Tabata Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “To be recognized for these attributes is affirmation that we are delivering upon that promise and fulfilling our continued commitment to our customers.”  

In total, Stanley Black & Decker brands won 14 Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Awards across key categories including power tools, hand tools, outdoor powered equipment, storage, and accessories. For more information about IRWIN products, visit: or follow IRWIN Tools on Facebook and Instagram. 


About IRWIN®: 

IRWIN® manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories under the IRWIN® brand including VISE-GRIP® pliers and wrenches, MARATHON® saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits, MARPLES® fine woodworking tools, and HANSON® taps and dies. IRWIN Tools is a part of Stanley Black & Decker. For more information, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit 


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