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    LENOX® Wins a 2018 ProTool Innovation Award

    September 2018

    EAST LONGMEADOW, MA [September 2018] – Judging for the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards recently completed and LENOX® received two awards for their Jig Saw Blades with POWER ARC® Technology and their Carbide Tipped LAZER CT™ Reciprocating Saw Blades. 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 LENOX.

    "A jig saw isn't the first tool most people think of when it comes to cutting metal. It's on the menu, though, and Lenox' solution brings in a slightly curved design to give the blade a better angle of attack. The bottom line is that you get faster cuts and longer life, saving you time and money."

    "In a tight race in carbide thick metal reciprocating saw blades, Lenox sets themselves apart. Their LAZER CT™ blades are both taller and thicker to give more stability in thick metals. Also, the welded carbide teeth resist breaking off better than competing brands using brazing methods. If you have thick metal to cut, this is the blade you want in your reciprocating saw."

    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."

    Visit www.protoolinnovationawards.com for more about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards.

    About LENOX
    LENOX® blades deliver high performance and are guaranteed to cut through tough materials. With over a century of cutting expertise and category breakthroughs, LENOX has become a gold standard in power tool accessories, hand tools, and band saw blades,® helping users deliver work that is sure to stand out and be recognized on the job. LENOX provides the cutting performance and support that allows you to get it right the first time, every time.

    LENOX is part of Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company and a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems. For more information, visit www.stanleyblackanddecker.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.