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Winter 2013-2014

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Tool News - New Knives from IRWIN Tools

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New Knives from IRWIN Tools

IRWIN Tools introduces a complete line of ergonomic and durable utility knives and specialty knives to maximize tradesmen’s productivity in extreme and ever-changing work environments.

IRWIN Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, introduces a complete line of ergonomic and durable utility knives and specialty knives to maximize tradesmen’s productivity in extreme and ever-changing work environments. Each of IRWIN Tools’ new knives — the ProTouch™ Retractable Utility Knife, Drywall Fixed Utility Knife, and General Contractor Knife — features tailored innovations and advantages for specific tradesmen’s needs. These new knives deliver tangible advantages for customized applications, as well as unprecedented durability and precision.


Roofers hate to be slowed by cumbersome knives and blades on rooftops. IRWIN’s new ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife (item #1774106) speeds up the job with its quick-change blade mechanism; roofers now can instantly remove a dull blade and replace it with a new one. Further increasing convenience for the roofer is the hinged blade storage for up to 10 blades. The ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife’s new rubberized trigger grip and custom-angled shape make it easier to cut a variety of roofing materials that have been affected by extreme weather conditions.


The new IRWIN Drywall Fixed Utility Knife (item #1774103) has an optimized slim nose that allows fast-working drywall installers greater control, while the trigger grip offers cutting-on-the-pull efficiency and ergonomics. Increased accuracy and productivity—combined with less fatigue — are the results. In addition, the fixed blade affords precise scoring, and the all-steel casing features a half-turn thumbscrew for easy, tool-free access to the knife’s five-blade storage chamber.


For all-purpose jobsite toughness and reliability, the General Contractor Utility Knife (item #1774105) is a versatile workhorse. Contractors will value the embedded push-and-slide opening mechanism for access to the five-blade storage chamber, an innovation that operates only when the contractor retracts the blade.