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Mike Edwards and Jim Gardner from DIY Doctor

Our ‘Selfie’ Mike Edwards and Jim Gardner from DIY Doctor

Send us Your Selfie

This week ‘Selfie’ was named by Oxford Dictionaries as the word of 2013, coming in from the world of social media where it means a self portrait photograph – usually taken on a phone or tablet.

To celebrate this new addition to our vocabulary DIY Doctor is teaming up with Checkatrade who are running a ‘selfie’ competition for tradespeople from the building and construction industry.

We are supplying three great prizes to inspire you to get snapping and to send in your very own ‘selfies’ of you and your team. Together with Checkatrade we will be posting the best and most creative.

How to Enter

Please email your entry to The competition closes 2 December. Good luck and get snapping!

The Prizes on Offer

Our three favourites will each get a prize.


Irwin Rachet Clamp

Irwin Quick Grip Change Bar Clamps

Pair of 300mm Irwin Quick-Grip Quick Change Bar Clampswith quick change system which converts clamp to spreader in seconds, with a clamping hold load of 135Kg. They have a lockable swivel-jaw feature to clamp uneven surfaces. Their heavy-duty construction makes for a durable, long lasting clamp. Improved quick-change screw mechanism allows for easy conversion to a spreader.

Irwin Clamp

Ratchet Clamp from Irwin

Pair of ratchet adjustable clamps with quick-release lever provides a fast and effective method of securing the majority of workpieces. They are manufactured from a durable glass reinforced material and feature non-marking pads to prevent damage to the workpiece when under compression.

5 M Tape

Irwin 5 Metre Tape Measure

One Irwin 5 metre professional quality tape measure. For all kinds of measuring jobs including regular, overhead and vertical measuring. Features a 1.8m Standout, a nylon coated  double sided printed blade offering twice the life of a standard coated blade. Pro touch soft-grip case and hook magnets.


Bolt Grip Fastener Remover Set from Irwin

Irwin Bolt Grip Fastener Remover Expansion Set

Irwin Bolt Grip Fastener Remover Expansion Set for removing rounded , rusty or painted bolts, with unique reverse spiral flute design securely grips and removes stubborn nuts and bolts.

Can be used with a hand ratchet 3/8in square drive and has hexagon flats for use with a spanner or adjustable wrench. Universal lobular design for all types of fasteners. 5 piece set, in case, includes the following sizes: 5/16in, 10 mm, 13 mm, 11/16in and 3/4in.

Irwin Wrench

Irwin 12inch Wrench

Irwin Record Stillson Wrenches are standard equipment in a wide range of major industries.

Drop forged handle and jaws with high grade cast malleable iron frame. Accurately machined screw threads and nut with sprung jaw which stays open until pressure is applied. Conforms to BS 3594 Part 1.


Irwin Dove Tail Saw

Irwin Dovetail Saw

Irwin Pullsaw Dovetail Saw is designed to cut on the pull stroke. The thin blade and the teeth setting offer a cleaner cut and superb finish. The dovetail saw is suitable for flush cutting and fine, detail cutting. Length: 185mm (7 1/4 in). Teeth 22 per inch

Folding Hobby Knife

Irwin Folding Blade Knife

Irwin Folding Blade Knife features a safety lock and a quick change blade mechanism and also has a belt clip. Comes with unbreakable Bi Metal blades.

Irwin Tape Measure

Irwin 5M Tape Measure

One Irwin 5 metre tape, as above.

Check out these professional tools and more in our DIY Superstore.

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