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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

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

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 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