Power Tool of the Year 2014 - We Announce Your Winner

The champagne corks were popping, the limos were arriving, and the celebrities of the power tool world were stepping out onto the red carpet with a sea of flash bulbs as the winner's ceremony of the Power Tool of the Year 2014 got underway in Glasgow this week.

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As always, the anticipation and excitement were like electricty in the air as we all gathered together for the moment where the opening of the gold envelop would reveal the winner of the coveted Toolstop Oscar.

In attendance were Bosch, Makita, DeWALT, Hitachi and Metabo. Each power tool company nominated in our annual Power Tool of the Year award takes the result seriously, knowing as they do that the winner - and 2 runners-up - are chosen by you guys, the people who buy and use their products each day at work.

So, how did you guys vote?

Runners-Up and Winner of the Toolstop Power Tool of the Year 2014

In Third Place - Makita DJV182 18V Cordless Brushless Li-ion Jigsaw
Makita DJV182 18V Cordless Brushless Li-ion Jigsaw
Missing out on second place by a mere 2% of your votes, Makita's brushless jigsaw, representative of the new cordless tools they've been releasing during 2014, earns its place on our podium this year due to it's compact size, intelligence, power and 4Ah batteries.

In Second Place - Bosch GSB18VLI2W 18V Cordless Combi Drill with Wireless Charging System

We thought Bosch's wireless charging system would split your votes, and after a few weeks of lagging behind the rest of the nominees, we saw you guys through a surge of votes pushing it narrowly into second place, just ahead of Makita. It remains to be seen in 2015 whether this technology will find a foothold in your hearts and minds! Regardless, Bosch has earned it's place on the podium this year, being recognised by you as innovators who aren't afraid to try something very different.

Winner of Power Tool of the Year 2014 - DeWALT

Once again, for the third time in 4 years, DeWALT has made the Power Tool Oscar its own, this time thanks to the very popular, capable and powerful DCS355 18V li-ion Cordless Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool.

Almost 40% of your votes this year were for DeWALT, cementing their place in the history of the Power Tool of the Year awards as being the first company to secure the prize three times. There's no doubt that DeWALT is loved by you guys, but perhaps it was the tool itself which caused so many of you to put a tick in their box.

The small, compact size, the brushless motor, the guide stop, the LED light and the XR battery compatibility of the DCS355 has caused tradespeople around the world to sit up and take notice of DeWALT's multi-tool offering.

A very worthy winner of the 2014 Power Tool Oscar.

So, as we start to wrap up 2014, a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in this year's competition. Next year we'll have another 5 nominees, and another chance for you to choose the best power tool of 2015.

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Guitarist on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:05:38 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

A worthy winner. This tool has blown me away.

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