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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2023

VISTA, California – Vista Tools LLC received a prestigious 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award for the Hole Troll hole saw guide. A panel of judges, composed of contractors, construction business owners, tradespeople, and media professionals, have tallied the votes for the world's most innovative products in the construction and outdoor power equipment industry. In its eleventh year, the Pro Tool Innovation Awards brought to light an impressive assortment of pioneering power tools, hand tools, tool accessories, and fasteners. Products were submitted by leading industry manufacturers, showcasing a remarkable breadth of innovation. Here's what the PTIA judges had to say about the Hole Troll:

The Hole Troll is a brilliant product to keep in your toolbox that can help you enlarge existing holes with far less frustration. Center the guide over the hole, fasten it in place (nails, screws, hot glue, and other options all work), line up your hole saw with the groove you need to cut, and pull the trigger. There’s no need for a pilot bit—the Hole Troll keeps you in line and stable. With a 6-pack costing just under $20, there’s no reason not to have the Trolls working on your side for once. (

"Innovation comes in many forms. Pro Tool Innovation Award Winners push boundaries. They typically introduce features no one has ever seen, create new battery-powered solutions, redefine what compact tools can do, or even design products at a lower price than you would otherwise expect for the performance they deliver," stated Kenny Koehler, Editor-in-Chief. "The work of teams and individuals who dare to think outside the box can be seen all over the Pro Tool Innovation Awards," he added.

In a rigorous evaluation process spanning several dozen man-hours, the PTIA judges sifted through hundreds of cutting-edge power tools, hand tools, fasteners, products, and accessories. The selection of winners was based on a variety of critical factors. The awarded products stood out for their innovative features, superior power delivery, revolutionary ergonomics, technological advancements, improvements in jobsite safety, or exceptional value. The 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award winners are a testament to the companies and products that propel the construction, landscaping, automotive, and manufacturing industries forward. These industry-leading products merit recognition for their role in driving progress within their respective fields.

This year, 99 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 465 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

In a statement reflecting on the 11th annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards, Executive Director Clint DeBoer expressed admiration for the ongoing innovation in the industry. "This marks our 11th year of hosting the PTIA Awards, and each year we witness an increasing level of innovation from both large and small companies." DeBoer added, "Every Pro Tool Innovation Award celebrates a product developed by people who really believe that the standard we're used to is no longer good enough."

In 2023, top innovators continued to make significant advances in battery-powered technology, marking a continuation in the shift away from traditional corded and/or gas tools and equipment. Many of these cutting-edge products, lauded for their heightened efficiency, improved safety, and capacity to boost jobsite productivity, have challenged traditional boundaries between battery and gas. Manufacturers of tool accessories and fasteners have also stepped up to take advantage of these new developments.

The annual PTIA Awards have become a sought-after platform for professionals and consumers alike, keen to discover groundbreaking products. The program has been particularly crucial in spotlighting the rapid advancements in the battery-powered technology sector.

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About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

The annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) began in 2013 and are judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields as well as landscaping professionals, general contractors, mechanics, and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools, accessories, and products across a wide variety of industries and categories. Learn more at

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