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IRWIN has a broad line of tools for the Woodworking professional. With a rich history of innovation, the one-handed bar clamp continues to be the handiest tool in the shop with the introduction of the QUICK-GRIP ®XP600 bar clamp, capable of delivering up to 600 lbs of sustained hold force.

Woodworker FAQ

How do I resharpen Speedbor flat bits?

Use a small file to sharpen the top of the cutting edge and inside the spur... 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

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