"We're constantly working to design products that make woodworking simpler and easier without sacrificing precision. It's gratifying to have that work – and the resulting products – be recognized by experts in the industry."
MEDINA, Minn. (PRWEB) November 30, 2021
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has won 2021 Pro Tool Innovation Awards for three products introduced in the past year – the Beadlock Pro Jig, Bench Cookie Connect and Perfect Miter Setup Blocks.
The Pro Tool Innovation Awards are presented annually to recognize the most innovative products in the construction and outdoor power equipment industries. A panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradespeople and trade media professionals from across the United States evaluated more than 470 entries from 89 manufacturers for this year's awards. Judges were looking for innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements and value.
"We're constantly working to design products that make woodworking simpler and easier without sacrificing precision," said Dan Wenning, Rockler's senior director of product development. "It's gratifying to have that work – and the resulting products – be recognized by experts in the industry."
All three Rockler products won awards in PTIA's Woodworking & Carpentry division.
The Beadlock Pro Jig, which enables users to create joints as strong as traditional mortise-and-tenon joints with just a handheld drill, won in the Drill Bits/Guides category. Judges highlighted the ease with which the patented system creates mortises for Beadlock loose-tenon stock (also available from Rockler). "Rockler’s Beadlock Pro Jig helps you set up to make perfect mortises using a two-step process and your drill," the PTIA judges wrote. "It’s simple to use and easy to learn in just a few minutes." See it in action here and here.
The Bench Cookie Connect, the latest addition to the successful Bench Cookie family, won in the Sanding Accessories category. The judges highlighted the versatility of the Connect's four quadrants, which interlock in a line to provide continuous support for narrow workpieces or in a round to form one supersized Cookie measuring 7-1/8" in diameter.
"The original Bench Cookie is a great way to lift your workpiece off of the surface you’re working on and hold it for sanding (or cutting or routing)," the judges wrote. "The Bench Cookies Connect is larger … and connects in all kinds of different ways so you can design the support you need no matter what shape your workpiece is. You can even connect multiples to cover larger areas." Watch it in use here and here.
The Perfect Miter Setup Blocks won in the Table Saw Accessories category. The three included blocks simplify miter gauge setup for cutting mitered segments for frames with anywhere from four to 12 sides. The judges focused on the fact that the three included setup blocks eliminate the need for complicated math and work with even well-worn miter gauges. "Simply select the number of sides for what you’re building, push the block against your miter gauge to set the proper angle, lock down the gauge, and cut. Even if you can’t read the numbers on your miter gauge anymore, the block does the hard work for you," the judges wrote. See how they work here and here.
"This is our ninth year hosting the PTIA Awards, and we continue to be amazed at the level of innovation," said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople can look to the PTIA Awards to find new products that help them work more quickly and safely and create greater work efficiencies while reducing costs."
The Rockler Beadlock Pro Jig with 3/8 Kit and Case (54318) is priced at $89.99; the Bench Cookie Connect (59365) is priced at $19.99; and the Perfect Miter Setup Blocks (66595) are priced at $39.99. 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 67th 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 39 retail locations across 21 states, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.
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