It all started with an idea for a solid centre auger bit in 1884, and 1 year later the Irwin Auger Bit Co was founded. 40 years further down the road, a Danish immigrant invented the first locking pliers in his blacksmith shop, patented his new idea and called it Vise Grip. It was the beginning of what would become two tool industry leaders, joining forces to create one industry giant.
Today Irwin is a global hand tool manufacturer that is the envy of the tool world. Toolstop stocks all the bestselling Irwin ranges. Irwin Marples for Chisels, Irwin Vise-Grip for Pliers, Irwin Record for Vices. They manufacture and distribute professional grade hand tools and power tool accessories worldwide for trade professionals who demand superior performance and durability.