IRWIN® Tools is a global manufacturer and distributer of a broad line of professional-grade hand tools
and power tool accessories, including user-preferred category leaders such as VISE-GRIP® pliers and
wrenches; MARATHON® saw blades; QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools; SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits;
STRAIT-LINE® marking tools; UNIBIT® step drill bits; MARPLES® fine woodworking tools, and
HANSON® taps, dies, and extractors.
For more than a century, innovation has been the hallmark of IRWIN Tools. With the development of
the very first IRWIN Auger Bit in 1885 to later introductions of VISE-GRIP Locking Tools and
SPEEDBOR Flat Bits, IRWIN has been at the forefront of the tool industry, consistently creating
best-in-class tools designed to meet the needs of professional tradesmen who demand superior
performance and durability on the jobsite.
IRWIN’s impressive track record of new product development is born from our passion for understanding and
satisfying the needs of the professional tradesman. Our relentless dedication to producing superior products
begins in the field, where we gain hard-earned knowledge that builds the foundation for our unique product
development process. IRWIN spends countless hours visiting jobsites to learn first-hand how to improve
products and deliver meaningful, innovative solutions for tradesmen across the globe. By combining enduser
feedback with advanced research, design, and engineering, IRWIN consistently delivers innovative
products that surpass industry standards.
IRWIN Tools is a part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of brands. Newell Rubbermaid, a global
marketer of consumer and commercial products, acquired the American Tool Company in 2002, and
changed the name to IRWIN Industrial Tool Company in 2003.
Today, IRWIN Tools does business in over 150 countries and five continents. The Company’s North
American headquarters is located in Huntersville, North Carolina; and our European headquarters is based in