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 & FASTENERS
Accessories-Abrasives
Accessories-Blades, Circ Saw
Accessories-Blades, Jig Saw
Accessories-Blades, Miter Saw
Accessories-Blades, Multi-tool
Accessories-Blades, Recip Saw
Accessories-Cleaning
Accessories-Cutting & Routing
Accessories-Drill Bits, Guides
Accessories-Drill Bits, Metal
Accessories-Drill Bits, Wood
Accessories-Drills/Drivers, Attachments
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-Hole Saws, Drywall
Accessories-Hole Saws, Metal
Accessories-Hole Saws, Wood
Accessories-Pocket Joinery
Accessories-Router Bits
Accessories-Sanding
Accessories-Stands, Tables, & Bases
Accessories-Step Bits
Accessories-Track Rail
Accessories-Wood/Composite Decking Plug System
Fasteners-Adhesives, Construction
Fasteners-Adhesives, General
Fasteners-Autofeed
Fasteners-Caulk/Sealants
Fasteners-Hidden Fastening System
Fasteners-Nails
Fasteners-Screws, Metal
Fasteners-Screws, Wood
Fasteners-Specialty
Fasteners-Straps and Ties
Fasteners-Tapes

**AUTOMOTIVE & METALWORKING
Auto & Metal-Band Saws
Auto & Metal-Band Saws, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Blades, Band Saw
Auto & Metal-Blades, Metal/Chop Saw
Auto & Metal-Cutoff Saws
Auto & Metal-Cutoff Saws, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Cut-Off Tools
Auto & Metal-Die Grinder
Auto & Metal-Die Grinder, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Drill Presses
Auto & Metal-Grinder Wheel, Abrasive/Grinding
Auto & Metal-Grinder Wheel, Cutting
Auto & Metal-Grinders
Auto & Metal-Grinders, Bench Top
Auto & Metal-Grinders, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Hand Tools-Mechanics Tool Sets
Auto & Metal-Hand Tools-Nut Drivers
Auto & Metal-Impact Wrenches, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Inflators
Auto & Metal-Impact Wrenches
Auto & Metal-Mag Drills
Auto & Metal-Metal Saws
Auto & Metal-Metal Saws, Cordless
Auto & Metal-ODB2 Scanners
Auto & Metal-Polishers
Auto & Metal-Polishers, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Ratchets
Auto & Metal-Ratchets, Cordless
Auto & Metal-Riveting Tools
Auto & Metal-Sockets
Auto & Metal-Wrenches
Auto & Metal-Wrenches, Torque
Auto & Metal-Shears
Auto & Metal-Tire Buffer

**CONCRETE & MASONRY
Concrete/Masonry-Blades, Concrete/Tuckpointing
Concrete/Masonry-Chemical Anchors
Concrete/Masonry-Core Drill
Concrete/Masonry-Demo Bits, Concrete/Masonry
Concrete/Masonry-Demo Hammers
Concrete/Masonry-Demo Hammers, Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Drill Bits, Concrete/Masonry
Concrete/Masonry-Drills/Drivers-Core
Concrete/Masonry-Dust Extractors
Concrete/Masonry-Dust Extractors, Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Fasteners-Anchors
Concrete/Masonry-Fasteners-Screws, Concrete
Concrete/Masonry-Grinders-Surface
Concrete/Masonry-Hand Tools
Concrete/Masonry-Hole Saws, Concrete/Masonry
Concrete/Masonry-Power Cutter Saws, Electric
Concrete/Masonry-Power Cutter Saws, Gas
Concrete/Masonry-Rebar Tying Tool
Concrete/Masonry-Rotary Hammers
Concrete/Masonry-Rotary Hammers, Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Screeds, Hand
Concrete/Masonry-Specialty
Concrete/Masonry-Specialty, Cordless
Concrete/Masonry-Trowels & Floats
Concrete/Masonry-Tuckpointing/Wall-Chasers
Concrete/Masonry-Vibrators

**CORDLESS POWER TOOLS
Cordless-Battery Accessories
Cordless-Battery Chargers
Cordless-Batteries
Cordless-Bolt Cutters
Cordless-Combo Kits
Cordless-Cut-Off Tools
Cordless-Cutout Tools
Cordless-Drills/Drivers
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, 12V
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Multi-head
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Right-angle
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Specialty
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Screwdriver
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Decking
Cordless-Drills/Drivers, Stud/Joist
Cordless-Fans
Cordless-Generators
Cordless-Glue Guns
Cordless-Heat Guns
Cordless-Heaters
Cordless-Hydraulic Pumps
Cordless-Impact Drivers
Cordless-Impact Drivers, 12V
Cordless-Inflators
Cordless-Inverters <1000W
Cordless-Inverters >1000W
Cordless-Mixers
Cordless-Oscillating Multi-tools
Cordless-Powder-Actuated Tools
Cordless-Power Washers/Scrubbers
Cordless-Radios
Cordless-Saws, Circular Saws
Cordless-Saws, Flooring
Cordless-Saws, Reciprocating
Cordless-Solar Panels, Portable
Cordless-Soldering Tools
Cordless-Speakers, Compact
Cordless-Speakers, Jobsite
Cordless-Vacuums

**HAND TOOLS
Hand Tools-Bolt Cutters
Hand Tools-Chalk Lines
Hand Tools-Cutting
Hand Tools-Crimping
Hand Tools-Electrical
Hand Tools-Flashlights
Hand Tools-Hammers
Hand Tools-Hammer Tackers
Hand Tools-Hatchets
Hand Tools-Heat Guns
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-Multi-tool
Hand Tools-Pliers
Hand Tools-Pry Bars
Hand Tools-Reels-Hose or Cord
Hand Tools-Saws
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers, Multi-bit
Hand Tools-Screwdrivers, Precision
Hand Tools-Shear
Hand Tools-Sledge Hammers
Hand Tools-Soldering
Hand Tools-Specialty
Hand Tools-Squares
Hand Tools-Staplers
Hand Tools-Straight Edge
Hand Tools-Stud Finders
Hand Tools-Tie Down/Strap
Hand Tools-Trowels
Hand Tools-Wrenches, Adjustable
Hand Tools-Wrenches, Pipe
Hand Tools-Line Laser Levels
Hand Tools-Rotary Laser Levels

**MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING
MEP-Accessories
MEP-Accessories
MEP-Augers
MEP-Augers, Cordless
MEP-Cable Puller
MEP-Conduit Bender
MEP-Cutout Tools
MEP-Drain Snakes
MEP-Drain Snakes, Cordless
MEP-Drills/Drivers-Stud/Joist
MEP-Drills/Drivers-Stud/Joist, Cordless
MEP-Drywall Sanders
MEP-Drywall Sanders, Cordless
MEP-Fish Rods/Tape
MEP-Fish Rods/Tape, Powered
MEP-Knockout Tool
MEP-Knockout Tool, Cordless
MEP-PEX Expansion
MEP-PEX Expansion, Cordless
MEP-Pipe Beveling
MEP-Pipe Cutters
MEP-Pipe Cutters, Cordless
MEP-Pipe Threaders
MEP-Pipe Threaders, Cordless
MEP-Press Tools
MEP-Press Tools, Cordless
MEP-Punch Tool
MEP-Specialty
MEP-Specialty, Cordless
MEP-VDV
MEP-Wire Crimpers
MEP-Wire Crimpers, Cordless
MEP-Wire Cutters
MEP-Wire Cutters, Cordless
MEP-Wire Strippers
MEP-Wire Strippers, Cordless

**OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
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-Generators-Gas
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-Snow Blowers, Gas
OPE-Snow Blowers, Battery Powered
OPE-String Trimmers
OPE-String Trimmers, Battery Powered
OPE-Sprayers-Water/Chemical
OPE-Wheelbarrows
OPE-Wheelbarrows-Powered

**PAINTING & TILING
Paint & Tile-Caulk Guns
Paint & Tile-Caulk Guns, Cordless
Paint & Tile-Drywall Screw Gun, Cordless
Paint & Tile-Accessories
Paint & Tile-Tile Cutting, Hand
Paint & Tile-Tile Grouting
Paint & Tile-Ladders
Paint & Tile-Paint & Primer
Paint & Tile-Spray Guns
Paint & Tile-Sprayers
Paint & Tile-Sprayers, Cordless
Paint & Tile-Brushes and Accessories
Paint & Tile-Patch & Repair
Paint & Tile-Pressure Washers
Paint & Tile-Pressure Washers, Battery Powered
Paint & Tile-Sanders, Manual
Paint & Tile-Tile Saws
Paint & Tile-Tile Saws, Cordless
Paint & Tile-Thinset/Mortar

**PNEUMATIC TOOLS & NAILERS
Pneumatic-Cap Nailers/Staplers
Pneumatic-Finish
Pneumatic-Finish, Cordless
Pneumatic-Flooring
Pneumatic-Flooring, Cordless
Pneumatic-Framing
Pneumatic-Framing, Cordless
Pneumatic-Framing, Duplex
Pneumatic-Metal Connector
Pneumatic-Metal Connector, Cordless
Pneumatic-Palm Nailers
Pneumatic-Roofing/Siding
Pneumatic-Roofing/Siding, Cordless
Pneumatic-Staplers
Pneumatic-Staplers, Cordless
Pneumatic-Accessories
Pneumatic-Air Compressors, Accessories
Pneumatic-Air Compressors, Cordless
Pneumatic-Air Compressors, Electric
Pneumatic-Air Compressors, Gas

**STORAGE
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

**TECHNOLOGY
Technology-General
Technology-Networking & Connectivity
Technology-Robotics
Technology-Software & Apps, Tool Control
Technology-Software & Apps, Tool Inventory
Technology-Software & Apps, Tool Security

**TEST & MEASUREMENT
Test & Measurement-Circuit/Wire Tracers
Test & Measurement-Clamp/Fork Meters
Test & Measurement-Continuity Tester
Test & Measurement-Inspection
Test & Measurement-Leak Detection
Test & Measurement-Multimeters
Test & Measurement-NCV Testers
Test & Measurement-Outlet/Voltage Testers
Test & Measurement-Temperature Meters
Test & Measurement-Thermal Imaging
Test & Measurement-Water & Moisture

**WOODWORKING & CARPENTRY
Woodworking-Chisels
Woodworking-Clamps
Woodworking-Drills/Drivers, Decking
Woodworking-Edge Bander
Woodworking-Jointers
Woodworking-Lathes
Woodworking-Oscillating Multi-tools
Woodworking-Planers, Hand
Woodworking-Planers, Cordless
Woodworking-Planers, Stationary
Woodworking-Rotary Tools
Woodworking-Routers
Woodworking-Routers, Cordless
Woodworking-Router Tables
Woodworking-Sanders, Cordless
Woodworking-Sanders, Electric
Woodworking-Sanders, Pneumatic
Woodworking-Circular Saws
Woodworking-Jig Saws
Woodworking-Jig Saws, Cordless
Woodworking-Miter Saws
Woodworking-Miter Saws, Cordless
Woodworking-Reciprocating Saws
Woodworking-Specialty
Woodworking-Table Saws, Cabinet
Woodworking-Table Saws, Cordless
Woodworking-Table Saws, Jobsite/Portable
Woodworking-Table Saws, Accessories
Woodworking-Track Saws
Woodworking-Track Saws, Cordless
Woodworking-Vacuums, Dust Collectors

**WORKWEAR & SAFETY
Safety-Headphones
Safety-Heaters
Safety-Lighting, Area
Safety-Lighting, Commercial Site
Safety-Lighting, Flashlights
Safety-Lighting, Handheld
Safety-Lighting, Personal
Safety-Lighting, Portable Work Lights
Safety-Lighting, Safety
Safety-Lighting, Shop/Bay Lights
Safety-Lighting, Task
Safety-Lighting, Temporary
Safety-Tethering & Fall Protection
Safety-Vacuums, Accessories
Safety-Vacuums, Compact
Safety-Vacuums, Compact, Cordless
Safety-Vacuums, Handheld
Safety-Vacuums, Shop
Safety-Vacuums, Shop, Cordless
Workwear-Boots
Workwear-Gloves
Workwear-Gloves, Cut Resistant
Workwear-Hard Hats
Workwear-Hearing Protection
Workwear-Hoodies
Workwear-Jackets
Workwear-Jackets, Heated
Workwear-Respirators
Workwear-Safety Glasses
Workwear-Shirts
Workwear-Vests
Workwear-Vests, Safety
Workwear-Work Pants/Shorts

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