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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

I am crosscutting oak veneer plywood on a table saw, and the veneer is chipping on the backside. What type of blade would you recommend to cleanly cut across plywood?

A 10", 80T blade with a reduced feed rate would be your best bet. The IRWI... read more

As a mason who works on large job sites, I have dropped a level and now the level no longer work properly. Does anyone make a stronger level?

First let me suggest that you always carry a box beam level. Typically, lev... read more

I recently purchased an old 13 piece set of IRWIN Solid Centre Stem Auger Bits from a used tools store for use in a hand-brace. The bits came in a wooden box with a swing-out lower drawer, and a black descriptive label on the inside lid. The box label says "1 set 20 1-2 quarters". What do these numbers mean? The bit numbers are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The 4, 5, 6 etc refers to the size in sixteenths. 4 is 4/16 or 1/4". 6 is 6... read more