2021 Tool of the Year Award Candidates

Here you will find the candidates for the 2021 Tool of the Year Awards and the process used to select the winners.


Choices for HAND TOOL of the Year


Veritas Side-
Clamping Honing Guide
Milwaukee lights
Milwaukee Rechargeable
Magnetic Headlamp

DeWALT ToughSeries 25′
Measure Tape
Woodriver clamp
WoodRiver Quick Twist
Bar Clamp
Malco pliers
Malco Eagle Grip Pliers
Veritas hand plane
Veritas Bevel-Up
#1 Plane
Viking arm installation tool
Viking ARM
Installation Tool
Leatherman Curl
Leatherman Curl
Multitool

Choices for POWER TOOL of the Year

festool track saw
Festool TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw
Dewalt 5-in-1 drill
DEWALT 12V 5-in-1 Drill/Driver
milwaukee pinner
Milwaukee M12 23 Gauge Pin Nailer
worx circ saw
WORX Nitro 20V 4-1/2″
Compact Circular Saw

Castle pocket hole machine
Castle 110 Pocket Cutter
Drill Doctor 2
Drill Doctor X2
Husqvarna chainsaw
HUSQVARNA 445 Chainsaw
Metabo plunge router
Metabo 36V Cordless Variable Speed Plunge Router
Oneida
Oneida BenchTop Personal DC
King Canada 8349QR
King Canada Variable
Speed Multi-Tool Kit

Choices for MACHINE of the Year


Grixxly air compressor
Grizzly PRO 30-Gallon 1.6 HP Portable Air Compressor
Laguna Jointer
Laguna JX|8 QuadTec Jointer
makita miter saw
Makita 40V MAX XGT Brushless 10″ Mitre Saw with Wireless Auto-Start
powermatic drill press
Powermatic 1HP 20″ Drill Press
South Bend bandsaw
South Bend 16″
Resaw Bandsaw
metabo miter saw
Metabo 12″ Dual Bevel Compound Miter Saw
woodmizer planer jointer
Wood-Mizer MP160 Jointer / Planer
milwaukee power source
Milwaukee MX FUEL CARRY-ON 3600W/1800W Power Supply
King Canada 12HJPC
King Canada 12” Industrial Jointer/Planer with Spiral Cutterhead

Choices for ACCESSORY of the Year

Kreg Pocket Hole jig
Kreg Pocket-Hole
Jig 720
dewalt battery
DeWALT Powerstack
Battery
CMT saw blade
CMT Ultra-Finish
10″ Saw Blade
woodpecker drill guide
Woodpeckers Auto-Line
Drill Guide
walabot
Walabot DIY 2
Stud Finder
isotunes
ISOtunes Link
Bluetooth Earmuffs
clc work bags
CLC Heavy Duty
Molded Work Bags
paintline pro drying rack
PaintLine Pro
Drying Rack EX
Wilton Vise
Wilton Multi-Purpose
Bench Vise

How the candidates are selected

Our editorial team, consisting of professional woodworkers with over five decades of combined practical experience and industry insight, pre-screened all the products released in 2021 into a list of up to 10 candidates in each of the four product categories: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Machinery, and Accessories.

Their selection is based on product specifications, user feedback gleaned from the web, formal reviews undertaken by industry publications and organizations, and in-house shop testing done by our editorial team.

The voting process

  • Voters previewed the candidates in each of the four categories.
  • Hyperlinks provided more information on each product.
  • Voters then made their selection in each category between Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2021.
  • Voters could choose to be entered in a draw for a DeWALT ATOMIC 20V 2-tool combo kit.

The winners and runners up

Click here to view the Winners and Runners-Up

The winner of the DeWALT Atomic 20V 2-tool combo kit is:

Brian McDonald from XXX

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22 Comments

  1. As a senior of 89 years I am still a woodworker at heart, and enjoy using my hands for making wood projects. Thanks.

  2. I would prefer that you allow us to add whatever tool we wish to your list, as the problem with your process is that you dictate what tools we get to select from.
    Regardless, I like the idea of users picking the winners.

  3. Bel étalage d’outils. J’ai déjà plusieurs outils montrés. J’ai choisi parmi ceux que je n’ai pas. Bravo pour ce concours!

  4. Discovered, and read about a number of products that I had not seen previously – informative web site!

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