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Because having the right tool for the job is every tradesman’s demand, IRWIN® Tools is introducing two new jaw configurations to its line of best-in-class IRWIN VISE-GRIP® GrooveLock Pliers. The new jaw designs—perfect for plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, and maintenance and repair professionals—include Smooth Jaws and Straight Jaws that feature GrooveLock’s patented press-and-slide-button technology. This "magic button" feature, first introduced on GrooveLock’s V-Jaws, adjusts the lower jaw two times faster than any other adjustable tongue-and-groove pliers, providing unmatched speed and precision-adjustability on the job.

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Irwin groovelock pliers 1045

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Tradesmen just press the button, slide the jaw to the desired position, and release for an absolutely precise tool-to-work-piece fit. "There’s no more trial-and-error to find the right position of the tool’s jaws, "said Curt Weber, Director of Marketing for IRWIN Tools. "For added convenience, tradesmen can simply ratchet the jaws tightly to the work-piece by pushing the GrooveLock’s handle up from the open position. It’s a faster, easier, stronger technology solution for today’s workplace demands," Weber emphasized. "One set of VISE-GRIP GrooveLock pliers can effectively replace several other tools."

Additional State-of-the-Art Features Provide Power, Ease-of-use and Comfort On Every Pair of IRWIN VISE-GRIP GrooveLock Pliers

  • Right angle teeth grip in all directions for maximum bite.
  • Anti-Pinch ProTouch™ Grips provide extra comfort, reduce hand fatigue, and prevent workers from pinching palms and fingers.
  • Multi-Groove Ratcheting System yields twice the groove positions of traditional groove-joint pliers for precision, adjustability and stronger gripping.
  • The GrooveLock all-purpose jaws adjust to grip flat, round, hex and square surfaces, making this tool ideal for any number of plumbing, electrical and automotive applications.

The IRWIN VISE-GRIP GrooveLock line of pliers includes lengths from 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, up to 20-inches. Jaw capacity sizes range from 1-1/8" to 6". GrooveLock pliers can be found at home centers, hardware stores and industrial tool distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada. The suggested retail price of the 6", 8", 10" and 12" GrooveLock pliers ranges from $10.99 to $19.99. The suggested retail price for the 16" GrooveLock is $34.99 and the 20" is $44.99.

IRWIN® Expands Circular Saw Blade Line to include Metal Cutting Blades

Irwin Metal Cutting Circ Saw Black

IRWIN Tools® the maker of MARATHON® circular saw blades has a new line of metal cutting circular saw blades. Many professional contractors need to accurately and safely cut metal building materials, and Irwin now has a blade size and tooth combination for cutting most job site metals.

The IRWIN Metal Cutting Circular Saw blade line has laser cut anti-vibration vents to keep the blade cool for smooth and accurate cuts while the anti-kickback tooth shoulder reduces dust and sparks for safer cuts. Great for cutting steel such as black pipe, angle iron, threaded rod or aluminum, the laser cut blade delivers a stronger tooth bond and greater cutting accuracy. The metal cutting grade carbide teeth can withstand higher impact and reduce the wear for longer blade life. The 7 available sizes include 6 3/4" 40T, 7 1/4" 48T, 7 1/4" 68T, 8" 50T, 10" 80T, 12" 60T and 14" 80T.

IRWIN metal cutting circular saw blades are available at industrial supply locations. Depending on the size of the blade, the suggested retail price will vary from $29 to $99.

Irwin Metal Cutting Circ Saw 748T

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