Cast your vote in the 2021 TOOL OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. In each of the four categories below preview the choices.
  2. For more information on a product click the link.
  3. Then make your selection for the Tool of the Year in each category.
  4. Enter your name and email address at the bottom of the form to be entered in the draw for a DeWALT ATOMIC 20V MAX brushless cordless 2-tool combo kit (#DCK278C2).

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

Choices for POWER TOOL of the Year

festool track saw
Festool 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 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
CMT saw blade
CMT Ultra-Finish
10″ Saw Blade
woodpecker drill guide
Woodpeckers Auto-Line
Drill Guide
Walabot DIY 2
Stud Finder
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

Make Your Selection

Rules of entry for draw for 2021 Tool of the Year Draw

1. It is free to enter the Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement draw. To participate, complete the Canadian Woodworking 2021 Tool of the Year survey, provide your name and email address, and submit it online.
2. The contest will be open for entries from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2021. A random selection will be made on Dec. 1, 2021, from eligible entries to select one winner. The selected entries will be contacted by email. You must reply to the notification email within 48 hours or your selection will be forfeited and we will proceed to the next eligible entry. In order to be declared the winner, we are required to have you correctly answer a skill testing question.
3. You must be Age of Majority in your jurisdiction and have a mailing address in Canada. No purchase necessary. You need not be present to win. Void where prohibited. Employees or associates of Canadian Woodworking or DeWalt are not eligible to win. In Quebec, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
4. All entries are time-stamped. In the event of multiple entries by the same person, only the first entry received will be considered eligible to win.
5. The winner will receive a DeWalt Atomic 20V Max Brushless Corless 2-Tool Combo Kit delivered by courier. Approximate value of the prize is $279.
6. All Contests are administered by Inspiring Media. Inc. publisher of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine. For rules that apply to all contests, visit