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
Clamping Honing Guide
DeWALT ToughSeries 25′
WoodRiver Quick Twist
Malco Eagle Grip Pliers
Choices for POWER TOOL of the Year
Choices for MACHINE of the Year
Choices for ACCESSORY of the Year
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
The winner of the DeWALT Atomic 20V 2-tool combo kit is:
Brian McDonald from XXX