Irwin handsaw wins prestigious red dot award

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Touted as the “best handsaw ever,” the new Evo Universal Handsaw from Irwin has captured a prestigious Red Dot Award.

On its web site, Red Dot says Evo “challenges the established design concept of conventional handsaws”.

With more than 12,000 submissions from more than 60 countries, the coveted international Red Dot Award for product design is one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world.

Since 1955, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a long-standing, highly reputable design institution in Europe, has recognised outstanding product design with its famous Red Dot.

Soon to be released in New Zealand, Evo marks a best-in-class innovation. Marketed under the Irwin Jack brand, this product is packed with features that will transform the handsaw market.

With two skus — a 375mm and a 525mm, these handsaws will retail for $34.95 and $39.95 respectively.

Five years of deep consumer insights and product development resulted in these next generation design features:

• ergonomic positioning of the handle in relation to the blade/cutting edge,

• three times faster cutting than any other traditional-tooth handsaw in the marketplace,

• 45° and 90° angles built right into the blade for precise marking on work surfaces, and

• a coating of water-based lacquer provides four times better rust protection for the blade.

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