What are the Pro Tool Innovation Awards Categories?

There are over 200 Pro Tool Innovation Awards categories, and we’ve included them here so that you can understand what types of power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories can be entered. It’s possible that we’re missing a category, but in general, we try to ensure every type of product can be accommodated. If you feel that your product isn’t represented by the current categories, please feel free to contact us, and we can consider your request.

You can also download the categories list here.

Accessories-Abrasives
Accessories-Blades, Band Saw
Accessories-Blades, Circ Saw
Accessories-Blades, Concrete/Tuckpointing
Accessories-Blades, Jig Saw
Accessories-Blades, Metal/Chop Saw
Accessories-Blades, Miter Saw
Accessories-Blades, Multi-tool
Accessories-Blades, Recip Saw
Accessories-Blades, Utility
Accessories-Cleaning
Accessories-Cutting & Routing
Accessories-Demo Chisels & Bushing
Accessories-Drill Bits, Concrete/Masonry
Accessories-Drill Bits, Guides
Accessories-Drill Bits, Mag Drill
Accessories-Drill Bits, Metal
Accessories-Drill Bits, Wood
Accessories-Driver Bits
Accessories-Driver Bits, Holders/Extenders
Accessories-Driver Bits, Impact-rated
Accessories-Driver Bits, Specialty
Accessories-Dust Collection/Filters
Accessories-Dust Collection/Onboard
Accessories-Dust Collection/Shrouds
Accessories-Grinder Wheel, Abrasive/Grinding
Accessories-Grinder Wheel, Cutting
Accessories-Hole Saws, Concrete/Masonry
Accessories-Hole Saws, Drywall
Accessories-Hole Saws, Metal
Accessories-Hole Saws, Wood
Accessories-Pocket Joinery
Accessories-Rotary Tool
Accessories-Router Bits
Accessories-Sanding
Accessories-Sawhorses/Clamping Sawhorses
Accessories-Stands, Tables, & Bases
Accessories-Step Bits
Accessories-Track Rail
Accessories-Wood/Composite Decking Plug System
Adhesives-Construction
Adhesives-General
Adhesives-Tape
Air Filtration
Batteries-Accessories
Batteries-Charger
Batteries-Lithium-ion
Batteries-Power Supply
Bolt Cutters
Bolt Cutters, Cordless
Caulk/Sealants
Caulk Guns
Caulk Guns, Cordless
Combo Kits-Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Accessories
Concrete/Masonry-Chemical Anchors
Concrete/Masonry-Core Drill
Concrete/Masonry-Demo Hammers
Concrete/Masonry-Fastening
Concrete/Masonry-Hand Tools
Concrete/Masonry-Power Cutter Saws, Battery
Concrete/Masonry-Power Cutter Saws, Electric
Concrete/Masonry-Power Cutter Saws, Gas
Concrete/Masonry-Robotics
Concrete/Masonry-Screeds, Hand
Concrete/Masonry-Specialty
Concrete/Masonry-Specialty, Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Trowels & Floats
Concrete/Masonry-Vibrator
Cut-Off Tools
Cut-Off Tools, Cordless
Cutout Tools
Cutout Tools, Cordless
Die Grinder
Die Grinder, Cordless
Drill Presses
Drills/Drivers
Drills/Drivers-Attachments
Drills/Drivers, Cordless
Drills/Drivers, Cordless 12V
Drills/Drivers-Decking
Drills/Drivers-Decking, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Drywall Screw Gun, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Mag Drills
Drills/Drivers-Mixers, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Multi-head, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Right-angle, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Screwdriver, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Specialty, Cordless
Drills/Drivers-Stud/Joist
Drills/Drivers-Stud/Joist, Cordless
Edge Bander
Electrical-Accessories
Electrical-Cable Puller
Electrical-Fish Rods/Tape
Electrical-Fish Rods/Tape, Powered
Electrical-Knockout Tool
Electrical-Knockout Tool, Cordless
Electrical-Punch Tool
Electrical-Specialty
Electrical-Specialty, Cordless
Electrical-VDV
Electrical-Wire Crimpers
Electrical-Wire Crimpers, Cordless
Electrical-Wire Cutters
Electrical-Wire Cutters, Cordless
Electrical-Wire Strippers
Electrical-Wire Strippers, Cordless
Fans-Cordless
Fans-Industrial
Fasteners-Autofeed
Fasteners-Anchors
Fasteners-Hidden Fastening System
Fasteners-Nails
Fasteners-Screws, Concrete
Fasteners-Screws, Metal
Fasteners-Screws, Wood
Fasteners-Specialty
Fasteners-Straps and Ties
Generators-Gas
Glue Gun, Battery Powered
Grease Guns-Cordless
Grinders
Grinders-Bench Top
Grinders-Cordless
Grinders-Surface
Hand Tools-Bolt Cutters
Hand Tools-Chalk Lines
Hand Tools-Chisels
Hand Tools-Clamps
Hand Tools-Concrete/Masonry
Hand Tools-Conduit Bender
Hand Tools-Cutting
Hand Tools-Crimping
Hand Tools-Electrical
Hand Tools-Flashlights
Hand Tools-Hammers
Hand Tools-Hammer Tackers
Hand Tools-Hatchets
Hand Tools-Knives, Fixed
Hand Tools-Knives, Pocket
Hand Tools-Knives, Specialty
Hand Tools-Knives, Utility
Hand Tools-Landscaping
Hand Tools-Levels
Hand Tools-Marking
Hand Tools-Measures, Laser Distance
Hand Tools-Measures, Tape
Hand Tools-Measures, Trundle/Measuring Wheel
Hand Tools-Mechanics Sets
Hand Tools-Multi-tool
Hand Tools-Nut Drivers
Hand Tools-Pliers
Hand Tools-Pry Bars
Hand Tools-Ratchets
Hand Tools-Saws
Hand Tools-Scissors
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers, Multi-bit
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers, Precision
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers, T-handle
Hand Tools-Sharpeners
Hand Tools-Shears
Hand Tools-Sledge Hammers
Hand Tools-Sockets
Hand Tools-Specialty
Hand Tools-Squares
Hand Tools-Staplers
Hand Tools-Straight Edge
Hand Tools-Stud Finders
Hand Tools-Tie Down/Strap
Hand Tools-Tile Accessories
Hand Tools-Tile Cutting
Hand Tools-Tile Grouting
Hand Tools-Tool Sets
Hand Tools-Trowels
Hand Tools-Wrenches
Hand Tools-Wrenches, Adjustable
Hand Tools-Wrenches, Pipe
Hand Tools-Wrenches, Torque
Headphones
Heat Guns
Heat Guns, Cordless
Heaters
Heaters, Cordless
Hydraulic Pumps, Cordless
Impact Drivers-Cordless
Impact Drivers-Cordless, 12V
Impact Wrenches
Impact Wrenches-Cordless
Impact Wrenches-Cordless, 12V
Inflators
Inflators, Cordless
Inverters Under 1000W
Inverters Over 1000W
Jointers
Knockout/Punch Tools
Ladders
Lathes
Lighting-Area
Lighting-Commercial Site
Lighting-Handheld
Lighting-Personal
Lighting-Portable Work Lights
Lighting-Safety
Lighting-Shop/Bay Lights
Lighting-Task
Lighting-Temporary
Location or Tracing

Nailers-Cap Nailers/Staplers
Nailers-Finish
Nailers-Finish, Cordless
Nailers-Flooring
Nailers-Flooring, Cordless
Nailers-Framing
Nailers-Framing, Cordless
Nailers-Framing, Duplex
Nailers-Metal Connector
Nailers-Metal Connector, Cordless
Nailers-Palm
Nailers-Roofing/Siding
Nailers-Roofing/Siding, Cordless
Nailers-Staplers
Nailers-Staplers, Battery Powered
Networking & Connectivity Products
OPE-ATVs, UTVs
OPE-Augers
OPE-Augers, Battery Powered
OPE-Backpack Blowers
OPE-Backpack Blowers, Battery Powered
OPE-Blowers, Gas
OPE-Blowers, Battery Powered
OPE-Chainsaws
OPE-Chainsaws, Battery Powered
OPE-Dethatcher, Battery Powered
OPE-Hedge Trimmers
OPE-Hedge Trimmers, Battery Powered
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Battery Powered
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Self-Propelled
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Self-Propelled, Battery
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Lawn Tractor
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Lawn Tractor, Battery
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Riding/Zero Turn
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Riding/Zero Turn, Battery
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Stand-on
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Stand-on, Battery
OPE-Lawn Mowers, Robotic
OPE-Log Splitters
OPE-Loppers, Battery Powered
OPE-Multi-head, Battery Powered
OPE-Plate Compactors
OPE-Pole Saws
OPE-Pole Saws, Battery Powered
OPE-Pruning Saws, Cordless
OPE-Shears, Battery Powered
OPE-Snow Blowers, Gas
OPE-Snow Blowers, Battery Powered
OPE-String Trimmers
OPE-String Trimmers, Battery Powered
Oscillating Multi-tools
Oscillating Multi-tools, Cordless
Paints, Primers, & Coatings
Painting-Accessories
Painting-Spray Guns
Painting-Sprayers
Painting-Sprayers, Cordless
Painting-Brushes and Accessories
Patch & Repair
Phones
Pipe Threaders
Pipe Threaders, Cordless
Planers-Hand
Planers-Hand, Cordless
Planers-Stationary
Plumbing-Accessories
Plumbing-Augers
Plumbing-Augers, Cordless
Plumbing-Drain Snakes
Plumbing-Drain Snakes, Cordless
Plumbing-Drum & Sectional Machines
Plumbing-Inspection
Plumbing-PEX Expansion
Plumbing-PEX Expansion, Cordless
Plumbing-Pipe Beveling
Plumbing-Pipe Cutters
Plumbing-Pipe Cutters, Cordless
Plumbing-Pipe Saws
Plumbing-Press Tools
Plumbing-Press Tools, Cordless
Plumbing-Specialty
Pneumatic Tools-Accessories
Pneumatic Tools-Air Compressors, Cordless
Pneumatic Tools-Air Compressors, Electric
Pneumatic Tools-Air Compressors, Gas
Pneumatic Tools-Impact Wrenches
Polishers
Polishers-Cordless
Powder-Actuated Tools
Power Washers/Scrubbers, Cordless
Pressure Washers
Pressure Washers, Battery Powered
Radios, Cordless
Ratchets, Cordless
Rebar Tying Tool
Reels-Hose or Cord
Respirators
Riveting Tools
Roofing Cutter
Rotary Hammers
Rotary Hammers, Cordless
Rotary Tools
Rotary Tools, Cordless
Routers
Routers, Cordless
Router Tables
Sanders, Cordless
Sanders-Drywall
Sanders-Drywall, Cordless
Sanders-Electric
Sanders-Manual
Sanders-Pneumatic
Saws-Band Saws
Saws-Band Saws, Cordless
Saws-Chop Saws
Saws-Chop Saws, Cordless
Saws-Circular Saws
Saws-Circular Saws, Cordless
Saws-Circular Saws, Compact
Saws-Circular Saws, Compact Cordless
Saws-Circular Saws, Metal
Saws-Circular Saws, Metal Cordless
Saws-Flooring, Cordless
Saws-Jig Saws
Saws-Jig Saws, Cordless
Saws-Miter Saws
Saws-Miter Saws, Cordless
Saws-Reciprocating Saws
Saws-Reciprocating Saws, Cordless
Saws-Specialty
Saws-Table Saws, Cabinet
Saws-Table Saws, Cordless
Saws-Table Saws, Job Site/Portable
Saws-Table Saws, Accessories
Saws-Tile
Saws-Tile, Cordless
Saws-Track Saws
Saws-Track Saws, Cordless
Software & Apps-Other
Software & Apps-Tool Control & Diagnostics
Software & Apps-Tool Inventory
Software & Apps-Tool Tracking & Security
Solar Panels, Portable
Soldering Tool
Soldering Tool, Cordless
Speaker, Compact
Speaker, Jobsite
Sprayers-Misters
Sprayers-Water/Chemical
Storage-Accessories
Storage-Backpacks
Storage-Bags
Storage-Coolers
Storage-Fixed
Storage-Modular
Storage-On-Site
Storage-Rolling Chests & Cabinets
Storage-Rolling Jobsite
Storage-Tool Boxes
Storage-Tool Rigs
Storage-Truck Boxes
Storage-Truck Racks
Storage-Wall System
Technology
Test & Measurement-Circuit/Wire Tracers
Test & Measurement-Clamp/Fork Meters
Test & Measurement-Continuity Tester
Test & Measurement-Inspection
Test & Measurement-Irradiation/Solar
Test & Measurement-Leak Detection
Test & Measurement-Line Laser Levels
Test & Measurement-Multimeters
Test & Measurement-NCV Testers
Test & Measurement-ODB2
Test & Measurement-Outlet/Voltage Testers
Test & Measurement-Rotary Laser Levels
Test & Measurement-Temperature Meters
Test & Measurement-Thermal Imaging
Test & Measurement-Water & Moisture
Tethering & Fall Protection
Tile Thinset/Mortar
Tire Buffer, Cordless
Tuckpointing/Wall-Chasers
Vacuums-Accessories
Vacuums, Cordless
Vacuums-Compact
Vacuums-Compact, Cordless
Vacuums-Dust Extractors
Vacuums-Dust Extractors, Cordless
Vacuums-Dust Collectors
Vacuums-Handheld
Vacuums-Shop Vacuums
Vacuums-Shop Vacuums, Cordless
Wheelbarrows
Wheelbarrows-Powered
Workwear-Boots
Workwear-Gloves
Workwear-Gloves, Cut Resistant
Workwear-Hard Hats
Workwear-Hearing Protection
Workwear-Hoodies
Workwear-Jackets
Workwear-Jackets, Heated
Workwear-Knee Pads
Workwear-Safety Glasses
Workwear-Shirts
Workwear-Vests
Workwear-Vests, Safety
Workwear-Work Pants/Shorts

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