What a gala event it was! They rolled out the red concrete as nominees and their guests dazzled onlookers with designer hardware before entering the Phil Petunknik Handyman Theater for the 2015 Harby Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22. Truly, everyone was a winner that night but the Harbies themselves went to a select few.
And the winners…
110 dB Old Fashioned Sound “Ooga” 12V Air Horn
item #: 96291
The tried-and-true Ooga horn took away the Harby for Best Sound. The winning speech included an “ooga” out to customers for their ongoing support.
Other Best Sound Nominees
Bad Boy™ 12V Air Horn
item #: 94117
135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn
item #: 40134
It was a close one this year but the surveillance system was a customer favorite and an unbeatable value!
Other Best Cinematography Nominees
Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision
item #: 95914
High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder
item #: 60695
Most Original Tool
item #: 38413
Resembling a modern art sculpture, the Throatless Shear edged out the other worthy competitors with its shear performance!
Other Most Original Tool Nominees
English Wheel Kit with Stand
item #: 68385
Item #: 42324
Best Supporting Tool
3 Ton Steel Jack Stands
item #: 61196
The Meryl Streep of supporting tools pulled out yet another win in the category! Along with Harbor Freight’s phenomenal jacks, it’s no surprise that these stalwarts were in the spotlight yet again!
Other Best Supporting Tool Nominees
Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels
item #: 69325
item #: 61705
item #: 66096
Classic performance, decorative appeal—it’s hard to beat the allure of the Brass Sextant!
Other Best Direction Nominees
Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line
item #: 66271
Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit
item #: 69243
3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®
item #: 61386
A photogenic tool doesn’t necessarily mean it works better than a less photogenic or downright ugly-looking tool but like the Statue of David or the Mona Lisa, it’s hard not to imbibe the sensory bliss of visual artistry.
Other Best Picture Nominees
72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet
item #: 61656
Edge Creehole and his daughter Helen (a.k.a. Hell Bent) scoring dueling Pipe Wrenches, the 14″ and 48″, items #: 61350 and #: 60529 respectively, took home the Harby for Best Score this year! It was tough for the judges not to melt at that cute frowny face of the little girl, though fear set in when thinking about what would happen to the poor fool who messed with either the father or daughter.
Other Best Score Nominees
Jake “The Brawl” Baxter scores the 1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift, item #: 68892 using a 20% off coupon!
Petunia Parker with the beloved 27 LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight, item #: 67227.
It will be hard to say good-bye to all the fanfare of this year’s Harby Awards. But as a wise man once said, “Get over it.”
Good tooling and we’ll see you again on the red concrete next year!