It’s that time of year again – Irwin’s National Tradesmen Day is coming up later this month.
Tired of changing still-good utility knife blades just because the tip’s dull or damaged? Check out these new Irwin 4-Points!
Over at Amazon, these Irwin metric Quick Adjusting Wrenches are currently being discounted by at least 50%. The product page has also vanished, suggesting that the wrenches are being discontinued and sold to liquidators.
To add to yesterday’s post where I mentioned how fond I am of Grip-on pliers, I’ll share with you my reasoning for trying them out. First of all, I love trying out new and unfamiliar tools. With that in mind, the primary reason I ordered a pair of Grip-on pliers was “just because.” Sure, I’ve seen […]
The other day, ToolGuyd described one way of checking the country-of-origin of a pair of soft-handled Vise-Grips. Well, it has come to light (thanks Elroy) that there is a MUCH simpler method that requires simply checking looking at the adjustment screw.
If you recall from the previous ToolGuyd entry, I mentioned that I was a bit hesitant to try out Irwin’s soft-gripped Vise-Grips. You see, I like knowing where a tool is made, but that’s pretty hard to do when half the tool is covered up. Well, it seems like soft-gripped Vise-Grips are slow sellers because I […]
The reputation of Vise-Grips precedes Irwin’s ownership by quite a few decades. Since Irwin’s acquisition of the Vise-Grip label, there have been many changes – some good, some bad. One of the improvements was the addition of soft-handled grip options – such a seemingly minor feature makes these pliers much more comfortable to use.