Pro Tool Innovation Award Winners

The Pro Tool Innovation Award winners represent the very best, most innovative tools, tool accessories, or fasteners in the construction industry. Here are the current and past year’s award winning products.

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2017 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

This year, over 60 manufacturers submitted 264 tool entries in an effort to claim the 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award for their category. Winners were broken down into key categories including Cordless Tools, Corded Tools, and Hand Tools. Categories also included trade-specific entries from Concrete & Masonry, Painting & Tiling, and Plumbing & Electrical. We saw several new developments in Batteries and Cordless Tools as well as Outdoor Power Equipment, Plumbing & Electrical, and even Workwear & Safety. Several advanced products captured awards in Outdoor Power Equipment, giving landscapers a huge leg up—particularly in the area of battery powered OPE tools. This year proved that manufacturers making tools for the construction industry aren’t sitting on their laurels.

2016 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

57 different manufacturers submitted 224 tool entries across more than 128 categories for a shot to win a 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Award. We broke down the winners into some of the obvious categories of Cordless Tools, Corded Tools, and Hand Tools. We also had many trade-specific entries that fell into Concrete & Masonry, Painting & Tiling, and Plumbing & Electrical. There was definitely new interest and innovations in Tool Storage, Test & Measurement, and Workwear & Safety. Outdoor Power Equipment also had some very impressive new products for landscapers. Lastly, the area of Concrete & Masonry isn’t letting up, and we saw a lot of new tools in that segment as well. One thing is for certain, the construction industry is really starting to demand more and more ergonomic, powerful, and even quieter tools. Addressing these and other needs, manufacturers are truly differentiating themselves.

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2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Check out the winners of the 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards. Tools represented include everything from the new Milwaukee M18 9.0Ah batteries, brand new brushless cordless tools from Makita & Metabo, accessories from Diablo and Bora Tools, and some impressive outdoor power equipment from EGO Power Plus, Toro, Greenworks, and Ryobi. In fact, there were over 150 winners in 2015!

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

40 different manufacturers submitted tools across more then 100 categories to determine if they had the most innovative products of 2014. We looked at everything from cordless and corded, to pneumatic and hand tools. We also looked at storage, clothing, and accessories. Anything that would potentially be used in the construction industry was fair game, and the results revealed a lot about the state of the industry and what tools were class-leaders.

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2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Manufacturers from all over the world entered and won in each category this year. The results really helped Professionals make educated and informed decisions when buying power tools, hand tools, accessories, and fasteners. One thing is for certain: competition in the market is fierce, and tool manufacturers are extremely competitive in these categories. Next year was going to be even tougher!