IRWIN® Brings Home 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

 Multiple Products Honored for Year’s Most Innovative Products 

TOWSON, Md. September 29, 2022 – IRWIN®, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, announced today that it has been honored with four Pro Tool Innovation Awards, representing best-in-class products across the hand tools and categories. The winning products were selected based on innovative features such as advanced power delivery, improved ergonomics, technological enhancements, developments in jobsite safety and overall user value. As a highly respected source in the trade space, Pro Tool Reviews tested more than 465 tools from nearly 100 manufacturers to determine this year’s winners
2022 Pro Tool Innovation Awards Winners from IRWIN®: 
Best Wire Strippers: IRWIN® VISE-GRIP High-Leverage Pliers
Best Chisels: IRWIN® 1" Folding Pocket Chisel
Best Pliers: IRWIN® High-Leverage Pliers PowerSlot™
Best Pry Bars: IRWIN® 2-in-1 Steel Flat Pry Bar  
“Pushing boundaries, thinking differently and exceeding performance standards – that’s how we’ve evolved our family of brands into trailblazing innovators,” said Tabata Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer of Tools and Outdoor for Stanley Black & Decker. “The Pro Tool Innovation Awards demonstrate our ongoing commitment to embrace technological advancements as a way to make the toughest, strongest and most advanced tools and outdoor products on the market.”
One of the most notable wins was the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP High-Leverage Pliers. This curved PowerSlot design maximizes the mechanical advantage when it is needed the most, providing 50% reduced cutting effort* with the lineman’s plier and 30% reduced cutting effort** with the diagonal plier.
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*average reduction in cutting effort when cutting 12/2 thermoplastic-sheathed cable vs IRWIN® 2078209
**average reduction in cutting effort when cutting 12/2 thermoplastic-sheathed cable vs IRWIN® 2078308
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, visit and follow IRWIN on Facebook and Instagram.
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