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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 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

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

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