Canadian Woodworking

2022 Tool of the Year Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 7th Annual Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Tool of the Year Awards.


We are pleased to announce the winners of our 7th Annual Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Tool of the Year Awards.

The Canadian Woodworking Tool of the Year Awards recognize the best woodworking products released during the year. Winning products are selected by woodworkers from across Canada – crafts people and avid DIYers who use woodworking products on a regular basis, and insist on usable features, top quality, great performance, and outstanding value.

Winner – Hand Tools

Set of 3 Veritas Imperial Pocket Layout Squares

Veritas squares

Just as a speed square is an essential layout tool for carpenters and framers, these small squares are similar in both form and function but are appropriately sized for laying out joinery and other common workshop tasks. The set includes 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ squares – each a compact, lightweight tool that fits into a pocket, comes to hand nicely, and is easy to handle for precise work on smaller stock.


Blue Spruce scrapers Blue Spruce Card Scrapers and Burnisher
If you’ve struggled to sharpen and use traditional, thin card scrapers, you’re going to love Blue Spruce Toolworks new card scrapers and burnisher. And, if you’re a master with traditional card scrapers, you’re still going to love Blue Spruce Toolworks new card scrapers and burnisher for the unique features they bring to the table.
Bessey STE Bessey Telescopic Drywall Support STE
Installing anything overhead – drywall panels, headers, joists, beams, garage doors, solar panels, skylights and the like – can be awkward, time consuming and downright dangerous. Especially if working alone. At times like this you want an extra pair of helping hands.  The new BESSEY STE series of telescopic support rods is the game changer – they make it super easy to apply fast, one-handed, overhead

Winner – Power Tools

Festool TS 55 F track saw

Festool TS 55 F track saw

The new Festool TS 55 F Track Saw delivers excellent work results and a top-class sawing system. New, ultra-thin saw blades achieve up to twice the cutting speed of the earlier generations with maximum cutting performance. The 360° swiveling connection allows the suction unit to be adjusted to any working position. With accessories, such as guide rails and the angle stop, or sophisticated and proven details, such as the splinter guard and extraction system perfectly matched to the machine, the TS 55 provides excellent work results and a top-class sawing system.


Dewalt joiner DEWALT Cordless Biscuit Joiner
The new DEWALT cordless, brushless, 20V Max biscuit joiner (#DCW682) makes up to 600 cuts (300 joints) for #0, #10, and #20 biscuits using the tool-free adjustment features. At just 5.5 lbs. (tool only), the biscuit joiner will be a handy addition to any shop or jobsite.
Milwaukee M18 FUEL 6-1/2" Plunge Track Saw Milwaukee M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Plunge Track Saw
The M18 FUEL 6-½” Plunge Track Saw is designed with the power to rip solid hardwood, cutting 1/4″ plywood to 2″ thick oak or walnut without bogging down.

Winner – Machinery

SawStop Compact 10″ Table Saw CTS

SawStop Compact 10" Table Saw CTS

The SawStop CTS sets the standard for quality, convenience and safety on a jobsite or in a small workshop where floor space is at a premium. It works great, operates smoothly, makes accurate cuts and has the best bevel system on the market. The saw is light enough for one person to move it around and compact enough that you can store it under a worktable. It offers durable quality, exceptional safety features and the power and precision you need to process stock up to 3-1/8″ thick.


Bosch miter saw Bosch PROFACTOR 18V Surgeon 12″ Dual-Bevel Miter Saw
The Bosch Surgeon 12″ miter saw features the Axial-Glide System and BITURBO Brushless Technology to deliver a professional cordless solution to the jobsite. It features the Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide for wider cross-cuts, enhanced alignment and smooth glide for the life of the tool.
Oneida V-System 3000 Oneida V-System 3000 SMART Boost Dust Collector
The V-System’s SMART Boost variable-speed technology automatically adjusts to deliver up to 2-3 times more airflow to your tools. With its compact shape and sound dampening features, the V-System is perfect for garage and basement shops where size and noise play a significant factor.


Winner – Accessories

MPOWER SBS Sharpening System


The MPOWER SBS (side-by-side) is a 6-stage sharpening system consisting of 3 monocrystalline diamond benchstones (300, 600 and 1200 grits) and 3 real leather strops with 3 grades of polishing wax (1800, 2500 and 5000 grit). These are the flattest diamond stones available with a tolerance of +/- 0.00175″. Backed up by a 10-year guarantee.


Oneida Dust Deputy Oneida Dust Deputy 2.5 Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit
The Dust Deputy 2.5 delivers up to twice the airflow of smaller cyclones and lid-style separators while stopping over 99% of fine dusts and bulk debris from clogging your vacuum’s filter – eliminating suction loss while saving you time and money on expensive replacements.
woodpecker auto drill Woodpeckers Auto-Line Drill Guide
The Woodpeckers Auto-Line drill guide features a 1/4″ hex shaft, tapered depth control shaft and stop-collar, spring return, reversible chuck carrier, built-in v-groove, alignment lines, and adjustable fence. You can drill holes up to 2″ diameter just about anywhere.

Last modified: September 29, 2023


  1. I find my table saw in the power category and my cordless drills in the power category hand tool would have to be the trisquare .

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