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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Cordless Tools

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Cordless Tools

When we talk to manufacturers, there’s no hiding how excited they are about cordless tools. Technology has allowed them to push the limits of what a cordless tool can do. They’ve designed cordless tools that can keep up with corded models – and in some cases, exceed corded performance. Following the trend these days, there […]

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Hand Tools

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Hand Tools

Long before power tools… heck, long before power, our ancestors developed hand tools. They learned how to use heat to mold, shape, and harden metal. They discovered how to purify and blend metals to reach desirable strengths. Despite being the most ancient of all tool categories, hand tools still see new innovation every year. 2015 […]

Announcing the 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Three years ago we debuted the Pro Tool Innovation Awards and it really stirred up lots of excitement from manufacturers and professional tool users. Back then, over 100 manufacturers entered their best tools into over 200 categories to see if they could take the top honors for innovation. Now we have over 300 awards categories, and the competition […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Award Winners

In•no•vate – verb. To make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. To innovate is an action. Innovation doesn’t take place by standing on the sidelines and observing other people doing what they do. It’s trying something and failing, then figuring out how to make it work. It’s seeing someone modify […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Corded Tools

While the cordless tools tend to make most of the buzz around here with their capabilities expanding, corded tools are far from outliving their usefulness. We still get more power through a cord than we do from most cordless tools, plus the power supply is nearly unlimited. Here’s what we found to be exciting in […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Accessories

We are blessed to live in a time when technology allows us to take tool innovation farther than we could have imagined 10 years ago. At the end of the day, the best tool in the world doesn’t do much good without quality accessories to go with it. Saws need blades, drills need bits, and […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Hand Tools

Hand tools were likely the very first tools you got in your, well, hands. That’s because the nature of their design is basic – metal forged or cast into a shape. Along came improvements in the understanding of the chemistry leading to heat treatment and grips that were more comfortable and insulated against electricity. There’s […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Cordless Tools

We are living in the Renaissance Period of cordless tools. Having seen battery technology move solidly from nickel cadmium to lithium-ion technology, we are now enjoying the announcement of new cordless tools on almost a weekly basis. Run times are getting longer, power is increasing, and cordless tools are beginning to overtake the performance of corded […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Announcing the 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Last year we debuted the Pro Tool Innovation Awards and drummed up excitement from both manufacturers and professional tool users alike. Over 100 manufacturers entered their best tools into over 200 categories to see if they could take the top honors for innovation. A lot of questions were asked: Who makes the best tools? Which tools and accessories should professionals […]

2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards Winners

2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards Winners

The 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards Winners are those companies who brought the best and most innovative tools, accessories and fasteners to market in 2013. We knew the judging and evaluations would be hard. We knew the playing field would be competitive. In fact, we knew it would be extremely competitive. And we were right. Over 40 different […]