Tool of the Year Awards 2019 | Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement

Tool of the Year Awards 2019: Award Winners

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.

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Bessey EHK Trigger Clamps
Bessey EHK Trigger Clamps_1000

The new Bessey EHK Trigger Clamps have been engineered from the start to offer a clean design, comfortable handles, up to 600 pounds of potential clamping force, and the ability to quickly transform from clamping to spreading without using tools. All that is required is a quick push of the locking mechanism to disengage the fixed jaw, move it to the opposite end of the rail and re-engage.


LV Bow Sanders
Lee Valley Bow Sanders

For working on curved forms, these tools offer a simple, effective way to sand contours evenly without digging in. Designed to work with standard sanding belts, they keep the belt tensioned firmly between two ends of a sturdy fiberglass bow.

Leatherman Free Multitool
Leatherman Free P4 Multitool

The P4 includes a saw and 420HC serrated knife so you’re prepared for every job. Even with 21 tools, it weighs in at a barely-there 8.6 ounces and has a closed length of just 4.25 inches, so it’s just as comfortable in your pocket as on your belt. Designed and manufactured in Portland, Oregon.
Bosch Track Plunge Saw

Bosch GKT13-225L Track Saw
The Bosch GKT13-225 Track Saw with Plunge Action delivers precision and power, ideal for making table-saw quality cuts to wood and wood-based sheet goods such as laminated particle boards and plywood. The track-guidance system provides exact adjustments for precision end-to-end cuts and plunge cuts. The saw and track combination makes it a more easily transportable alternative to a table saw.

Vicmarc CBN Sharpening Station
Vicmarc CBN Sharpening Station

The 1HP (0.75kW), fan-cooled slow speed grinder runs at 1450 RPM and comes with two 200mm CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) wheels of your choice (80, 180, or 240 grit). With both wheels mounted on the same side of the shaft, the space-saving footprint of this system is unlike any other on the market.

M18 FUEL Compact Router

The 2723-0 compact router leverages POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLINK PLUS electronics. This delivers the power of corded 1.25 horsepower trim routers and best-in-class 31,000 RPM providing power and speed for clean, quality cuts in hard materials.
RIKON Deluxe 14" Bandsaw With DVR

Rikon 10-326DVR Bandsaw
The Rikon 10-326DVR 14" Bandsaw  features a Striatech smart switched reluctance motor, which is infinitely variable, and offers continuous torque. This means you get a consistent and beautiful finish cut on your workpiece, and a much easier user experience. Improved energy efficiency and quiet, vibration-free operation are added bonuses when upgrading your bandsaw with this new high-tech and innovative motor control system. With an easy-to-read screen and DVR controller, this technology adds much-needed features to the bandsaw.


SawStop JobSite Saw Pro
SawStop JobSite Saw Pro

The upgraded PRO model carries forward all the features that established the original Jobsite Saw as a class leader, including SawStop’s contact detection technology, while adding new capabilities optimized for the construction and woodworking professional.

King Canada 22-inch Open Drum Sander KC-2244DS
King Canada 22" Open Drum Sander

With its open ended design this machine can sand a 44" wide piece in 2 passes. It features a powerful 1.75 HP motor, all ball bearing die cast construction, and easy-to-adjust conveyor belt tracking.
Kreg Adaptive Cutting System


Kreg Adaptive Cutting System
When you’re building projects, you need a cutting system that can adapt to your needs, whether you’re crosscutting or ripping boards, cutting mitered angles, or cutting plywood sheets and large panels down to size. The Kreg Adaptive Cutting System makes it all possible, and more, by combining the advantages of guided cutting with the unparalleled versatility of a Project Table that supports and positions materials precisely.



Trend Stealth Half-Mask Respirator
Air Stealth N100 Half-Mask Safety Respirator

The Trend Air Stealth is a new generation N100 half mask respirator with dramatically improved features that will benefit users in low and strenuous activities for extended periods of time.

Diablo Ultimate Polished Finish Saw Blade D1090X
Ultimate Polished Finish Saw Blade

Diablo’s new Ultimate Polished Finish saw blades feature Axial Shear Face Grind (ASFG) that cleanly shears through materials for superior quality finishes on fine molding, hardwoods, softwoods, veneered plywood, melamine and more.