IRWIN Industrial Tools has announced the "Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story" 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.

For years, IRWIN has received hundreds of unsolicited stories from professional tradesmen, contractors and do-it-yourselfers about the unique ways they've used a VISE-GRIP product outside of its traditional use to solve various problems either in a pinch or as a permanent solution. The stories range from makeshift nutcrackers and portable camera stands to temporary gear levers for dirt bikes and door handles.

Through Oct. 31, 2008, consumers can enter their stories online. Entries must describe the way they used the product in 100 words or less and can include a photo of the product in use. The story entries will be selected based on creativity, originality and how the story fits with the product theme. Consumers will have a chance to vote on the top entries to help select the winner who will be announced by Feb. 2009.

The grand prize is an IRWIN VISE-GRIP custom-branded chopper. For complete promotion contest rules and details, please