Multipurpose Pliers integrate 3 additional tools in lower handle.

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Constructed of heat-treated alloy steel, IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Locking Multi-Pliers features stainless steel serrated fold-out knife blade and fold-out screwdriver. Latter includes ¼ in. bit holder with No. 2 Phillips® and 6–8 slotted bits. Curved jaw (5CR™) securely grips and torques multiple surface shapes; 5WR® jaw has built-in wire cutter and puts pressure on 4 points of any style nut or bolt head; and 6LN® jaw has 6 in. long, straight nose with hardened teeth for gripping from any angle.



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New IRWIN VISE-GRIP Locking Multi-Pliers Combine Convenience and Utility with 90 Years of Reliability



Premium Hand Tool Brand Launches Multi-Pliers Designed Specifically for Professional Tradesmen



HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- IRWIN Tools, a leading manufacturer of hand tools and power tool accessories, introduces the new IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Locking Multi-Pliers, combining more than 90 years of dependable locking pliers technology with three additional tools integrated into the lower handle of the pliers. The four-tools-in-one multi-pliers design features a stainless steel serrated fold-out knife blade and a fold-out screwdriver that includes a ¼'' bit holder with #2 Phillips® and 6-8 slotted bits, allowing users to get more done while carrying fewer tools on the job. Available in 5WR®, 5CR(TM) and 6LN® jaw types, the Multi-Pliers are backed by the IRWIN VISE-GRIP Lifetime Guarantee.



"Most multi-tools are designed for sportsmen, not tradesmen," said Jillian Shute, Senior Brand Manager, IRWIN Tools. "We created a product that combines the tools most commonly used by professional tradesmen. The new Multi-Pliers have the reliable VISE-GRIP performance and gripping power that tradesmen have trusted since 1924, with the added convenience of three additional tools built into the lower handle, allowing users to get more done with less."



The IRWIN VISE-GRIP 5CR features a self-energizing lower jaw that provides 3X more gripping power than traditional locking pliers. The patented curved jaw (CR) design is perfect for securely gripping and torqueing multiple surface shapes, such as round pipe, square or hex bolts and is ideal for applications that require maximum torque. The IRWIN VISE-GRIP 5WR features a built-in wire cutter and the jaw shape puts tremendous pressure on four points of any style nut or bolt head, making it perfect for many applications. The IRWIN VISE-GRIP 6LN is a 6" long nose multi-pliers featuring a long straight nose, ideal for precision work, hobbies and applications requiring tightening, clamping, twisting and turning. The hardened teeth grip materials from any angle.



The entire range of VISE-GRIP Multi-Pliers are constructed of high-grade, heat treated alloy steel and feature Fast Release Technology, a one-handed triggerless release that is easier to open than traditional locking pliers.  The Multi-Pliers also feature a hex key adjusting screw, which tightens and draws materials closer together for tighter gripping, and loosens to provide controlled release.



The new IRWIN VISE-GRIP Locking Multi-Pliers will be available in September at home centers, hardware stores and construction and industrial tool suppliers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Suggested retail prices range from $25 to $30.



About IRWIN Tools

IRWIN Tools manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories under the IRWIN® brand including 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 and dies. IRWIN Tools is a part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of leading brands. For more information, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit www.irwin.com. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate National Tradesmen Day, on Sept. 16, 2016.



CONTACT: Media Contact: Cameron Thomas, BBH, cameron.thomas@BBH-USA.com, 212-812-6650

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