Tool of the Year Award 2018 | Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement

Tool of the Year Award 2018: Award Winners

Tool of the Year Award 2018



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Bessey GearKlamp

BesseyTools.com
 
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The BESSEY GearKlamp provides a unique clamping solution for cramped locations, up against another object or, when reaching across something to clamp. The patented gear mechanism separates the spindle from the handle for greater clearance and is fully enclosed to keep out dust and debris. There is a quick release shift button for fast set-up and a rotating rail- mounted handle for final pressure application.

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Leatherman Wave Multitool
Leatherman.com

The Wave + is made of 420 high carbon stainless steel, is just under 3/4" thick,1-1/2" wide, and 4" long, and only weighs 8.5 ounces, yet offers 18 integrated tools.

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Milwaukee Hickory Hammer
MilwaukeeTool.com

The 19oz Milled Face Hammer is designed for  carpenters and craftspeople with a precision balanced design and naturally shock absorbing American Hickory handle to give you the Best Driving Performance.
 
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Bosch 12V Edge Router

BoschTools.com
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The GKF12V-25N delivers cordless freedom and a unique offset design, making this router the choice for comfortable, compact edge routing and trimming. It features a unique ergonomic design that has most of the tool and its gripping areas positioned over the workpiece for maximum stability when edge-forming. It weighs only 2.2 Lbs. (tool only, not including battery). The EC Brushless motor helps to provide great runtime. This is a bare-tool kit; the battery and charger are sold separately.
 
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Craftsman 1/2" Drill Driver
Craftsman.com

The CMCD720D2 Brushless Drill/Driver has a 1/2-in. chuck to fit a variety of drill bits for different applications. The 400 UWO provides the power needed to complete your heavy duty tasks.

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Dewalt 20V XR D-Grip Jigsaw
DeWalt.ca

The DCS334B features a variable speed trigger and dial provide total speed control up to 3,200 spm for ultimate cutting versatility. 4-position orbital action allows additional adjustments to optimize cut quality and speed for the material you're cutting.
 
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CWI 13" Helical Planer

CWImachinery.com
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The Scorpion 13" planer is the only portable planer that has 40 carbide 4-sided knives with a curved edge set on a shear angle for slicing through any type of wood with virtually zero tear out. It produces a beautifully smooth surface. Features include a Wixey electronic digital height readout, anti-snipe cutterhead lock, adjust- able height 12" extension tables, and a cutting depth indicator.
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King Canada 15" NOVA DVR Drill Press
KingCanada.com

The 58000 is designed for the woodworker who wants precise, smooth, vibration-free drilling. The motor  delivers constant torque at any speed, from 50 to 5,500 RPM and maintains the speed and power based on drilling resistance.

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Metaltech Scaffoldbench
MetalTech.co

The ScaffoldBench is an innovative multiple-purpose four-in-one unit with many uses on the job site and in the home garage. It is a six-foot Baker Scaffold, a garage storage unit, a utility cart and a mobile workbench with miter saw stand.
 
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Bora Pedestal Roller

BoraTool.com

 
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The tri-function PM-5093 is designed for portability, flexibility, and rock-solid stability for personal and professional workshops. It's essentially three stands in one, featuring a pivoting head for three types of support. The quick pivot handle allows for easy changing of the head, adding another layer of convenience and making it an essential and useful part of any woodshop.

 
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Festool Granat Abrasives
FestoolCanada.com

GRANAT Net Abrasives feature a durable, open net structure for dust extraction across the entire surface. They feature a high material removal capacity and a long service life.

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EAB Razor Saw Blades
ExchangeaBlade.com

These blades are ideal for cordless saws providing longer battery run time, and feature an anti-Kickback for safe application, C2 carbide teeth, and come in both 6-1/2" and 7-1/4" sizes.
 
The Canadian Woodworking Tool of the Year Award recognizes the best woodworking products released during the year. Winning products are selected by woodworkers from across Canada - crafts people and avid DIYers who use woodworking products on a regular basis, and insist on usable features, top quality, great performance, and outstanding value.

Congratulations to the winners, the runners-up, and to all those who voted.

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