Irwin Tools introduces new utility knives

Irwin introduced 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 General ContractorEach of IRWIN Tools' new knives — the ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife, Drywall Fixed Utility Knife, General Contractor Knife, Linoleum Knife and Carpet Knife — features tailored innovations and advantages for specific tradesmen's needs.

"Visiting jobsites and talking with tradesmen has led us to reshape the entire line of IRWIN knives," said Bill Craig, director of marketing for IRWIN Tools. "Drywall installers, roofers, general contractors and flooring specialists demand that their knives fit their hands comfortably and stand up to various harsh conditions on the jobsite. These new knives deliver tangible advantages for customized applications, as well as unprecedented durability and precision."

For all-purpose jobsite toughness and reliability, the General Contractor Utility Knife (item #1774105 shown here) 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.