The Toolstop Power Tool Oscar Goes To...

The tuxedo and ball gown-clad glitterati of the power tool industry gathered from all 4 corners of the globe, descending on the Uddingston offices of Toolstop for one reason; to find out who would be walking away with the Power Tool Oscar, handed out to the winner of the Toolstop Power Tool of the Year Awards.

The voting has been frantic and relentless over the past few weeks, with power tool users - and fans - from 25 countries around the world registering their vote for the best power tool of the year. But we now have a winner.

Firstly, though, a big congratulations to all 5 nominees; getting onto our shortlist is an achievement in itself!

They were:

And from that list, here are your top three.

In a very respectable third place was Metabowith the SXE450 TurboTec Disc Sander. Many congratulations to Metabo creeping into this year's top 3. In second place was Bosch's GCM12 GDL Glide Mitre saw. There were audible gasps of surprise when the audience realised that the favourite had missed out on the Oscar!

Which means in first place, and the winner of the Power Tool Oscar for the Toolstop Power Tool of the Year, 2011, is.....DeWalt for it's DCD985L2 XRP Combi Drill.

Many congratulations from the Toolstop team to this year's very worthy winner. You can see the winner in action here. And you can listen to DeWalt's reaction to winning, plus our thoughts on how the voting panned out on edition #110 of the Toolstop Podcast. Download it here.

DeWalt receives the power tool oscar for 2011.

What are your thoughts on this year's contest? Who do you think should have won and why? Let us know in the comments.

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