Irwin Quick-Lift

By ralph mroz

Irwin Quick-Lift: Less Expensive and Eats Less than a Teenager By now you’ve probably seen the ads for the Irwin Quick Lift (part number IRHT83100).  It holds and raises/lowers items weighing up to 330 pounds in a controlled manner over a 10-inch range.  Whether you’re installing cabinets, windows, pre-fab walls, stairs, drywall, or electrical panels,…

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IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set

By ralph mroz

Every carpenter needs chisels, and the IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set (Model #M444SB6N) fits the bill well for many of them.  Here’s a little context to explain why I say that. Six main carpenter types I separate carpentry into the following general categories, from most rough to least: timber framing, stick framing, finish (trim) work,…

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Irwin Spade and Auger Bits

By ralph mroz

Irwin Spade and Auger Bits If you like tearing big, rough holes in construction materials — and who doesn’t? — then you’ve got your choice of drill bits: spade, auger, self-feed bits, and hole saws…and other less common things to hang off the end of your drill.  For most DIYers bits such as the Irwin…

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Engaging Our Youth In The Trades

By Phil Benevides

Engaging our youth in the Trades – Changing our Perceptions   A College Education As a parent, I want what’s best for my children, and for the past twenty years a college education has been touted as the way to ensure a well paying job and good quality of life. In 2012 college graduates over…

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Holiday Tool Gift Guide

By Robert Robillard

  10 Gifts For The Contractor That Has Everything! . The holidays are around the corner and I’m betting you found this page because your looking for that that perfect gift for your PRO contractor, serious enthusiast or Do-It- Yourself er?   Don’t fret ~ I’ve got you covered with my Holiday Tool Gift Guide . I’ve…

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Outfit the New Guy With An Irwin Tool Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Irwin Tool Prize Pack Giveaway: Everyone loves shiny new tools – whether you’ve been in the business a long time and have old, rusty tools or are the new guy on the crew and have that daunting task of building out you’re tool box. The folks at Irwin are giving away an Irwin bag full…

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Win A Irwin Marples Woodworking Chisel Set

By Robert Robillard

Charlie Reinold from North Highland CA won the Irwin Marples Chisel Set – Congrats Charles. Please send me an email w/48 hours to confirm your address. Irwin Marples Six Piece Chisel Set GIVEAWAY Back when I wrote my review on the Irwin Marples Chisel Set, a bunch of newsletter subscribers, asked for me to give a…

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IRWIN Marples Saw Blade Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Justin Prewitt, a finish carpenter and newsletter subscriber  from Oklahoma City, won these sawblades – congrats Justin!!!! Win A Pair of 80-Tooth Irwin Marples Woodworking Sawblades: The folks at IRWIN  are offering one of my newsletter subscribers a chance to win a set of their Irwin Marples Woodworking saw blades.   The winner will win two 80 tooth saw blades; one…

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