It all started with an idea for a solid centre auger bit in Martinsville, Ohio in 1884 and 1 year later the Irwin Auger Bit Co was founded. 40 years further down the road, in DeWitt, Nebraska, 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.
With a strategy of growth through acquisition and innovation has come an unparalleled history of breakthrough products. Today Irwin is a global company with a stable of brands that is the envy of the tool world. Irwin Marples for Chisels, Irwin Vise-Grip for Pliers, Irwin Record for Vices. The company acquire top brands and retain their name sharing a common Irwin identity. Now Irwin Tools manufacture and distribute professional grade hand tools and power tool accessories worldwide for trade professionals who demand superior performance and durability. Toolstop have huge stock levels in our warehouse of Irwin Tools ready for speedy delivery with finance, if required.