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October 08, 2008
If you made a check list of the necessary tools that someone should have on hand for general maintenance, Vise-Grip locking pliers, would be on most people's list. I know that when I was growing up, I HAD to take everything apart to figure out how it worked (not much has changed). One of the tools that I loved using was my Dad's Vise-Grips.
I still have vivid memories of sitting in my parent's driveway, with my bicycle completely disassembled, parts lying all around me, scratching my head trying to figure out how to put the thing back together.
Now, my Dad had a large cabinet that was full of tools, everything you could imagine (which was Heaven for a child like me). But even with all those tools at my disposal, most of the time I found you could get away with a few basic tools to do most jobs. A Philips and flat head screwdriver, three or four wrenches, and Vise-Grip locking pliers.
This stroll down memory lane has a point. The folks at Irwin Industrial Tools, makers of Vise-Grip locking tools, want your stories.
Irwin Industrial Tool's "Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story" is a promotion whereby consumers are asked to share the different and unique ways they have used VISE-GRIP locking pliers or wrenches to solve various problems either in the workplace or at home.
The grand prize is an IRWIN VISE-GRIP custom-branded chopper valued at $25,000 built by East Coast Custom Cycles.
For more information and to enter the contest, go to: