"In our eighth year running the PTIA Awards, we continue to be amazed at the level of innovation and design manufacturers demonstrate with their newest products." - Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards.
MEDINA, Minn. (PRWEB) December 02, 2020
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware won four 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Awards for products it introduced in the past year, and WOOD Magazine named a fifth Rockler product to its list of the most innovative tools for 2021.
Rockler's Router Bit Center/Depth Gauge, Portable Drill Guide with Vise, Precision Miter Gauge and Miter Gauge Fence all received Pro Tool Innovation Awards, which are presented annually to recognize the most innovative products in the construction and outdoor power equipment industries. Rockler's Indexing Dado Jig won a spot in WOOD's annual tally of the most innovative tools.
"In our eighth year running the PTIA Awards, we continue to be amazed at the level of innovation and design manufacturers demonstrate with their newest products," said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "Many of these new products also save you money — either through a reduction in material costs or via efficiency on the jobsite. It's that kind of innovation that we want to highlight each year."
A panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradespeople and trade media professionals from across the United States evaluated more than 320 entries from 78 manufacturers for this year's awards. Judges were looking for innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements and value.
The Rockler Router Bit Center/Depth Gauge, which helps users achieve pinpoint accuracy in common router setup operations more quickly and easily, won award in the Cutting & Routing section of the Accessories category. PTIA judges said that it eliminates guesswork and speeds the setup process. "For veterans, it’s a timesaver, and for newbies, it sends a lot less material to the scrap pile," they wrote.
Rockler’s Portable Drill Guide with Self-Centering Vise won in the Drill/Driver Attachments section of the Accessories category. PTIA judges said it is "a big step up from other drill guides we’ve seen" and highlighted its robust construction. "When you’re trying to be precise in your drilling, you need a stable platform," they said. "Many guides are just too flimsy. Rockler’s more substantial build quality helps take care of that." They also noted the smooth-spinning chuck and the extended 60-degree angle capacity.
Rockler's Precision Miter Gauge and Miter Gauge Fence both won awards in the Table Saw Accessories section of the Accessories category. "Rockler nailed a couple of go-to table saw accessories that together, take your woodworking to the next level," the judges said. "The Precision Miter Gauge combines great visibility with spring-loaded positive stops … and is built better than most stock miter gauges. … Adding the Miter Gauge Fence gives you an adjustable aluminum construction with an MDF sacrificial face and flip down stop for repeat cuts. The combination of the two makes a genuinely useful and affordable upgrade to your table saw."
WOOD Magazine's editors selected the Rockler Indexing Dado Jig, which simplifies the process of routing multiple dadoes or grooves with equal spacing for shelves or cubbies, for inclusion in its annual issue of the most innovative tools.
The Rockler Router Bit Center/Depth Gauge (55010) is priced at $19.99; the Portable Drill Guide and Self-Centering Vise combination (63057) is priced at $219.98; the Precision Miter Gauge (53310) is priced at $99.99; the Miter Gauge Fence (61967) is priced at $49.99; and the Indexing Dado Jig (59237) is priced at $69.99. All are available for purchase exclusively online at http://www.rockler.com or at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.
About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Celebrating its 66th anniversary as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking products. Rockler has 37 retail locations across 20 states, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.
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