Pro Tool Innovation Awards PTIA 2015

Pro Tool Innovation Awards

In 2013 we first debuted the Pro Tool Innovation Awards and drummed up excitement from both manufacturers and professional tool users alike. Now, hundreds of manufacturers have entered their best tools into over 300 categories to see if they could take the top honors for innovation.

What Are the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Quite simply, the Pro Tool Innovation Awards answer the following questions: Who makes the best tools? Which tools and accessories should professionals buy and why? What tools are new and truly innovative? This awards program recognizes those tools which provide excellent value, advanced features, and the newest innovations. If you’re using a Pro Tool Innovation Award winning tool, you know it can really get the job done!

The goal of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards is to recognize and award the year’s most innovative tools and accessories. This is a no-holds-barred competition. We want to hear from manufacturers about what they’re working on and releasing and what’s going to change the way we work in the residential and commercial construction industry. These products must stand out in the crowded market of power tools, hand tools, accessories, and even fasteners. A Pro Tool Innovation Award winner will either offer more features, or be more ergonomic, stronger, lighter, faster, longer-lasting, or a better value than the competition.


Check out last year’s 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Award Winners!


Who Judges the Awards?

Pro Tool Reviews handles, operates, and/or tests over 500 power tools, hand tools, accessories, and fasteners each year—more than any other consumer reporting publication.

On average our Pro Tool Reviews team reviews over 180 tools each year—hands on—with another 150 or so receiving close scrutiny through our detailed product previews. Additionally, we get to put our hands on 100’s more at media events and trade shows…you get the idea. Pro Tool Reviews handles, operates, and/or tests over 500 power tools, hand tools, accessories, and fasteners each year—more than any other consumer reporting publication or organization. We created the Pro Tool Innovation Awards because we were in a great place to tell professionals and serious DIYers which of these new tools really tipped the scale in value, performance, and features. The awards are judged by the reviewers and staff of Pro Tool Reviews, providing excellent industry insight and perspective from people who have a lot of practical experience in using great tools in the residential and commercial construction industry.

Innovation has many forms.

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With over 300 categories for tools, fasteners and accessories, the Pro Tool Innovation awards reveal and reward innovation in nearly every walk of the residential and commercial construction industry.


Entries will be mailed out directly to manufacturers by early August, so check your inbox. If you don’t receive an invitation to enter your tools, accessories, or fasteners by the first week in August, please feel free to contact us.


What are the Categories?

Due to the rapid advancement of tool innovation, we’re constantly adding new categories to the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, but the latest list of categories can be downloaded here. You’ll find tools from every trade as well as fasteners and power tool accessories. If you make something for the residential or commercial construction market, it’s likely there’s a category for you. If not, please contact us, and we’ll see if a new category might be required to accommodate your new tool or product.

How Do I Enter?

Entries will be mailed out the first week of August each year, so if you’re a manufacturer check your inbox. If you don’t receive an invitation to enter your tools, accessories, or fasteners by the first week in August, please feel free to contact us.


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