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IRWIN Tools manufactures and distributes a broad assortment of tools for the DIYer who prides himself on using the quality tools that professional tradesman demand – durable, innovative tools that get the job done the way it was meant to be done. From the legendary IRWIN VISE-GRIP family of locking tools, pliers, and wrenches; to circular saw blades, utility knives, drill bits, and fastener drive accessories, IRWIN has a tool for every need.

Do-It-Yourself FAQ

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

I recently purchased a cargo trailer. There are 2 screws that hold the license plate bracket on. I cannot identify the screw drive type. At first glance I thought it was a Torx head, but upon closer examination and trial I noticed that the star has 8 points instead of 6. The points are not as prominent as a Torx. Can you identify it?

Unfortunately I cannnot. However, I've run into this once before. If it has... read more

What is the function of the hole in an auger bit?

The hole in the flute of the Installer Bits is to hook a wire through to ai... read more