Whether you need a general-purpose gripping tool or a specialized clamp or cutter, there's a pair of IRWIN® pliers designed to fit your needs. These products include locking pliers and clamps that provide hands-free gripping power, long nose pliers for jobs that require reach, wire cutters and strippers and more. These tools, along with Irwin wrenches, give you the power you need to handle any challenging task that requires a sure grip, and many products are available as part of an Irwin pliers set.
Many Irwin VICE-GRIP® pliers feature Irwin's Original™ locking mechanism, which has a thumbscrew jaw pressure adjustment and a quick-release lever that maintains constant pressure until you give it a squeeze. The locking mechanism also retains its settings between uses, which speeds up repetitive tasks. Irwin locking pliers are available in many different configurations, including clamping jaws with swivel pads, long nose pliers and specialized tools for welding and plumbing tasks.
Irwin pliers are built to handle the toughest jobs under the roughest conditions. Irwin makes them from durable, corrosion-resistant materials such as high-grade heat-treated alloy steel, and some have rust-proof coatings designed to extend tool life. Tool cutting edges are induction hardened to provide a sharper, more durable edge, and most pliers have machined jaws that provide a firm grip on any surface. Irwin Vice-Grip pliers have the same limited lifetime warranty as other Irwin hand tools.
Durability and toughness aren't the only measures of performance. Many Irwin pliers also have ProTouch™ grips, the same grips used on Irwin screwdrivers. These ergonomic handles increase tool control and comfort, a combination that reduces hand fatigue. Irwin GrooveLock pliers use a fast adjusting press-n-slide button and have twice as many groove positions as traditional groove lock pliers, and Irwin long nose pliers come in a variety of sizes designed to handle almost any delicate task.