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    PTIA_2015_winner_color-1-1.png[Corona, CA – 10/27/15] The best and brightest new products in the residential and commercial construction and landscaping industries have been announced, and Corona and Bellota tools were among the winners. "As manufacturers strive to go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings, we want to point them out so our Pro readers know who's leading the pack," said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These manufacturers and companies have truly earned a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor, or construction professional."

    A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Corona’s PVC Pipe Cutter and Bellota branded, POP-R Manual Tile Cutter, were selected as a recipient of this honor. Here's what the judges had to say about them:

    Corona PVC Pipe Cutter UT 65050

    Corona Tools PVC Pipe CutterUT 65050 features high-carbon steel blade for maximum performance. A flip-up tab on the bolt meaning no tools are needed to change the blade quickly. Crosshatch grip on blade makes for easy replacement. Use one hand to cut pipe with ease whether you’re left or right handed.

    PTIA Judges Say: “Pipe cutters have been around for a long time – and for a long time we’ve left the blades on there way too long because changing them is a pain. Corona makes that task easier with a completely tool-free system thanks to the flip-up tab on the bolt.”

    Bellota POP-R Manual Tile Cutter

    Bellota POP-R manual tile cutter on Corona ToolsBellota POP-R is made with a wide reinforced cast aluminum base with underneath ribs ensure rigidity, stability and precision while scoring and breaking ceramic, porcelain and mosaic glass tiles. Reinforced rail bar supports connect with the entire width of the base and with a double anchor to optimize the resistance to stress and a faithfully transmit the efforts of the user. Secure and precise holding of the scoring wheel in the tool holder is accomplished with an inner steel shaft. Extra-wide trapezoidal sliders improve rigidity, and provide exceptional toughness and wear resistance as well as a smooth gliding all along the bars.

    PTIA Judges Say: “Precise manual tile cutting isn’t easy to accomplish, but Bellota helps in a couple of key ways. They went with solid steel bars and sliders that ensure sliding is smooth – an essential part of ensuring that scoring is precise. They also chose materials to help dampen the breaking force. A break that hasn’t been dampened by the tool has to translate that into the user’s hands or to the tile, causing pain or cracking the tile.

    For further information about Corona PVC Pipe Cutter and Bellota POP-R Manual Tile Cutters, please visit our website, coronatoolsusa.com. For sales information contact Corona customer care at 800-847-7863 or sales@corona.bellota.com.

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

    About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

    The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen 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 Pro Tool Innovation Awards is backed by over a dozen media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews, who hosted and marketed the awards this year. For additional information, please visit protoolinnovationawards.com

    About Pro Tool Reviews

    Pro Tool Reviews (PTR) is a successful online tool review magazine with content written by electricians, plumbers, carpenters, framers, landscapers, concrete/masonry professionals and general contractors. PTR reviews are written by professionals, for professionals. For additional information, please visit www.protoolreviews.com

    About Corona®

    Founded in the 1920s, Corona is a leader in the marketing and manufacturing of professional and consumer tools for the lawn and garden, landscape, irrigation, construction and agriculture markets. With a retail and distribution network that extends throughout the United States and Canada, Corona’s proven designs, quality manufacturing processes and unparalleled customer service make it the best choice in tools for contractors, agricultural professionals, master gardeners and avid gardeners alike. For more information, visit www.coronatoolsusa.com. Find Corona Tools on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and download the Corona Tools garden app for both Apple and Android devices.