BLACK+DECKER™ Wins Four 2021 Pro Tool Innovation Awards
September 23, 2021
BLACK+DECKER Crafting Gear, Outdoor Equipment and Home Products Recognized As Year’s Most Innovative Products

TOWSON, Md. September 23, 2021 – BLACK+DECKER announced today that it has been awarded four Pro Tool Innovation Awards, representing best-in-class products across a variety of industries and categories. Winning products were selected based on innovative features, advanced power delivery, improved ergonomics, technological advancements, developments in safety, and overall user value. As a highly respected source in the trade space, Pro Tool Reviews tested nearly 500 tools from 89 manufacturers to determine this year’s winners.

BLACK+DECKER Product Award Winners

  • Best Hand Tools, Rotary Cutters: BLACK+DECKER 4V MAX* Cordless Power Rotary Cutter - USB Rechargeable
  • Best Hand Tools-Scissors: BLACK+DECKER 4V MAX* Cordless Power Scissors - USB Rechargeable
  • Best Outdoor Powered Equipment, Battery Powered Shears:BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Shear Shrubber
  • Best Handheld Vacuums: BLACK+DECKER dustbuster® 12V MAX* AdvancedClean™ Cordless Vacuum

“Innovation is the cornerstone of product development across all Stanley Black & Decker brands,” said Jaime Ramirez, Executive Vice President & President of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “To deliver on our mission of empowering those who make the world, we are unwavering in our promise to provide the tools, technology, and resources professionals need to get the job done.”

One of the most notable wins is the dustbuster® 12V MAX* AdvancedClean™ Cordless Vacuum that cleans dry messes with 3X more suction than the leading BLACK+DECKER handheld vacuum**. New 4V MAX* USB rechargeable crafting tools as well as the 20V MAX* Shear Shrubber with 2-In-1 versatility to quickly switch between shrubbing to trimming, were also recognized.

“Our brands are continuing to push the industry forward through groundbreaking new features that improve the user experience,” said Tabata Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “We are committed to providing products that directly contribute to our customers’ productivity and overall performance.”

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*With respect to 20V MAX*: Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.; With respect to 60V MAX*: Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.

With respect to 12V MAX* - *Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8 volts;

With respect to 4V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 4 volts. Nominal voltage is 3.6.

**12V MAX* vs. HNVC115 4V MAX* based on ASTM F558.



Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit or follow BLACK+DECKER on FacebookInstagram, & Twitter.


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