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Paslode Wins a 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Sept. 12, 2018

Judging for the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards completed this week and Paslode received an award for the 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2). A panel of judges made up of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers. Here’s what the judges had to say about our 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2).

“While battery power typically makes tools lighter and more compact, that’s not the case when it comes to nailers. Paslode is making some progress in those areas with their latest 18-gauge cordless model. By going with a smaller magazine, the overall footprint gets you into some tighter spaces, and Paslode is laying claim as having the lightest cordless brad on the market.”

Hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories were judged, and winners were decided based on industry innovation. Winners demonstrated achievement in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

This year, over 60 different tool manufacturers submitted nearly 300 tool entries in dozens of categories for a shot to win a 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

“Manufacturers are consistently improving their tools. Each year, however, some exceed the norms and develop products which truly deserve recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople really need to understand which products can help them work smarter and more efficiently,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “Often, they can also save a lot of money in either material costs or time-savings. That innovation goes straight into their pocketbook.”

To learn more about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, visit www.protoolinnovationawards.com.

To learn more about Paslode, its industry-leading cordless nailing systems or the Two-Year Service Promise, visit www.paslode.com.

About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields as well as general contractors and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools in the residential and commercial construction industry across a wide variety of categories. The Awards are promoted by over sixteen print and online media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews.

About Paslode

Paslode, a division of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), is the premier manufacturer of innovative fastening solutions and services. For more than 75 years, professional contractors, remodelers and specialty tradesmen serving the residential construction market have relied on Paslode products to drive worksite efficiency, customer satisfaction and business results. As the pioneer of fuel-powered cordless tool technology and patented fastener technology, Paslode delivers a broad range of performance-proven, high-quality fastening solutions through major home improvement retailers, STAFDA distributors and dealers.