Malco Products, a leading solution developer and manufacturer of high-quality tools for the building construction trades, announced it had earned recognition for its Andy Aluminum Handled Offset Left Snips and its Adjustable Siding Gauge from the 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Awards.  

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards, now in its 11th year, evaluates hundreds of cutting-edge tools from various industries and manufacturers, according to a Malco news release on September 14. 

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. Malco said the awarded products stood out for their “…innovative features, superior power delivery, revolutionary ergonomics, technological advancements, improvements in jobsite safety, or exceptional value.”

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, as going the extra mile to create tools that help our end-users perform better on the jobsite is the number one priority at Malco,” said Rebecca Talbot, Malco’s vice president of marketing. “Both of these tools were designed with the end-user in mind, and include specific features designed to improve speed and efficiency on the job.”  

Executive director Clint DeBoer admired the industry's ongoing innovation: “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.” 

Malco’s 2023 product award winners include: 

Andy Aluminum Handled Offset Left Snips 12” 

Malco-Andy Aluminum Handled Offset.png“Malco’s Andy Aluminum Handled Offset Left Snips 12” is an innovative new addition to the company’s popular Andy Snips product line. This versatile tool with offset handles ensures that HVAC and building construction trade pros can make longer, tighter, higher-quality straight and left curve cuts in many types of materials, including sheet metal, metal roofing, aluminum, stainless steel, steel siding, and vinyl. “  

  • Verified by internal testing, Malco said its MC12L Andy Snips offers the following advantages over competing products: 
  • Superior material flow for up to 60% faster cutting speeds 
  • Up to 45% longer cuts when operating one-handed 
  • The highest maneuverability for continuous cut radii half the size of leading competition, with better cut quality 
  • Lower jaw made of investment-cast tool steel allows for starter holes as small as ½”  

Adjustable Siding Guage

Malco - Adjustable Siding Gauge’.pngMalco’s new Adjustable Siding Gauge is a new all-in-one installation tool the company says eliminates the need to use multiple gauges for varying siding widths while eliminating the need to use shims and/or have more than one person to complete projects. 

“It’s specially crafted for siding and construction pros, making it the ultimate tool for rapid siding installation in its simplicity and ease of use, saving contractors and installers time and money. 

Built with an adjustable 5/16”–5/8” clamping range and an adjustable 4”–8” (1/4” increments) facing range, contractors and installers can quickly and easily hang different types of fiber cement siding, LP Smart Siding and other lap siding of various widths. 

“The adjustable clamp ensures materials are held firmly in place, while the adjustable reveal ensures the siding is properly positioned. Malco’s SGA also supports full 16-foot lap siding for fast one-person installation.” 

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