The 20th annual PTEN Innovation Awards have been decided, and Big Gator Tools is among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were recognized for the most innovative products introduced last year to the automotive aftermarket. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.
“This new Metric drill guide has 9 holes, and is the largest Metric version available,” said Bruce Rooney, Owner of Big Gator Tools and designer of the Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm). “This drill guide solves the biggest challenges portable drilling users face – drilling straight every time.”
A panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Big Gator Tools received an award for the Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) in the Hand Tool category. This year, PTEN magazine received a total of 148 product nominations. Big Gator Tools was one of the top products in 31 categories to have been recognized.
About the Metric Drill Bit Guide: This drilling accessory allows users to have the precision of a drill press for the fraction of the price without losing accuracy. This drill bit guide is the 5th drill guide by Big Gator Tools and the 2nd metric version. This marks the 9th tool designed and patented by Big Gator Tools. Manufacturer Part Number: MDG2000NP.
The portable Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) is easy to use: hold the drill guide on the material, clamp, and drill. It can be used on various surfaces. The Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) has 9 holes that will not be worn out because of the rigorous heat-treatment process we use for the steel tool. These holes are smooth, unlike drilled or reamed holes. The hole sizes and hole alignment marks are permanently embedded onto the guide. The hole sizes are 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, and 14mm.
All of our various V-DrillGuides stand out in the industry and are considered innovative due to the 90° “V-groove” design that runs through the entire guide. The “V-groove” is found on the bottom of the guides that allow users to drill on round or cornered material. The bottom also features a flat base to allow users to work on flat surfaces. All V-DrillGuides carry a lifetime warranty and are 100% USA-made. Time and money will be saved by drilling a hole once with perfectly aligned holes on wood, plastic, metal, or other surfaces.
- Standard V-DrillGuide® (3/8” – 1/2”) Item #: STD2000DGNP
- Standard V-DrillGuide® (1/8” – 3/8” Item #: STD1000DGNP
- Metric V-DrillGuide® (3-9.5mm) Item #: MDG1000NP
- MINI V-DrillGuide® Item #: SDGMINI
About Big Gator Tools: Since the company began in 2005, Big Gator Tools has led the industry in innovative, precise, and high-quality tools. We distribute and sell our patented drill and tap guides. We have recently become a distributor (2016) for some of our favorite products. Big Gator Tools has accepted awards from Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) 2018, 2016 & 2015 and also Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2013 Innovation Awards. Big Gator Tools won in the tool accessories category for their V-DrillGuide® and V-TapGuide® for both awards. Headquartered in Louisburg, KS USA, with offices in Drexel, MO.
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- PTEN Innovation Awards – 2019: https://www.vehicleservicepros.com/in-the-bay/tools-equipment/pten-innovation-awards/2019-winners
About the PTEN Innovation Awards 2019: Every year, PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) requests tool and equipment manufacturers to submit their new and innovative products for consideration in the PTEN Innovation Awards. The PTEN Innovation Awards recognize those outstanding companies whose products respond to the automotive repair industry’s market challenges with creativity and innovation. If a company has new, innovative tools or equipment, launched between January 2018 and December 2018, it is eligible for the 2019 Innovation Awards program, sponsored by PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) and VehicleServicePros.com.
Enjoy your drill guide!