We are pleased to announce the Winners in our 2016 Tool of the Year Awards.
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.
In this, our first TOY awards, over 1,000 voters selected from among 95 products to choose the winners in four tool categories. Congratulations to the winners, the runners-up, and to all those who voted.
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The 2016 Winners:
Veritas Mortise ChiselsLeeValley.com
These are substantial mortise chisels. The blades are more than 1/2" thick at the heel of the bevel and are a consistent width from tip to shoulder for accurate registration in a mortise. The chisel sides are slightly relieved to reduce sidewall friction and allow for minor cut corrections. Each has a 25° primary bevel to make deep cuts easier, with a 35° secondary bevel to give them a durable cutting edge. To aid in levering out waste, the heel of the bevel is rounded to provide a smooth fulcrum. A2 or PM-V11 tool steel versions are available.
Runner Up: Task Tools Hammer
These hammers feature shock absorbing grips that provide less fatigue and enhanced comfort for increased production on the jobsite. The new One-Piece Steel, Graphite Handle and Specialty hammers are exciting new additions to a full range of Contractor/Professional User and DIY products. Task-Tools.com
Fuji Mini-Mite 5 Platinum TurbineFujiSpray.com
Runner Up: Tormek T8 Sharpening System
Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table SawBoschTools.com
Active Response Technology delivers flesh-detecting technology to help reduce potential user injury. Features a 15 amp, 4.0 hp max motor. An optimized rail system boasts a pre-squaring SquareLock Rip Fence. The table is sturdy cast aluminum sized to rip up to 25" on 4 by 8 foot sheets. An on-board rear outfeed support provides an extra 18" of support for longer workpieces.
Runner Up: Rikon 14-Inch Deluxe Bandsaw, Model 10-326
Provides a full 13-5/8" wide and 13" high cutting capacity. The increased 1-3/4HP, 115/230 dual volt motor, with two blade speeds of 2,950 or 1,445 ft/min, provides ample power for re-sawing and cutting lumber, plus, a variety of other materials such as non-ferrous metal, plastics, composites or foam. RikonTools.com
JessEM Clear Cut TS Stock GuidesJessEm.com
Provides you safety and precision for your table saw while preventing kick back. These unique guide rollers are mounted on a 5 degree angle effectively steering your stock toward the fence. To help prevent kick back each roller is mounted on a one way needle roller bearing and held under spring pressure to ensure work is firmly in place. You will achieve safer, smoother and more precise cuts with JessEm’s Clear Cut TS Stock Guides.
Runner Up #1: Kreg Jig K5 Master System
Runner Up #2: Sjobergs Smart Workstation Pro Vise Workbench Top