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Welcome to Tool Box Buzz! A website dedicated to in depth coverage of tool industry news from the perspective of real PROFESSIONALS. Three seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel, Robert Robillard and Brad Staggs head up a team of Pros and Serious DIY editors offering: editorials, product reviews, and high quality videos. Our team of Pros have daily access to all types of residential and commercial construction projects including: renovations, remodeling, demolition and new construction.

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Feature Story

Heated Jackets Comparison – Which Will You Choose?

Heated Jackets by Milwaukee, DEWALT & Bosch Heated jackets are a big deal this year especially for people who work in colder regions of the Country. Milwaukee started quite a trend a few years ago when they introduced their first heated jacket. I remember seeing their jacket the first time and thinking to myself that […]

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Saws

Bosch CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw Review

Bosch CM8S Miter Saw I’ve been a huge fan of Bosch miter saws for years. One of the only “gripes” I’ve had with their saws has been weight and portability for contractors on the move. With the introduction of their all new CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw that concern is starting to wane. […]

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Editorial

2013 ToolBoxBuzz Tool Awards

Editor’s Top Picks For 2013 Here at ToolBoxBuzz we get to play with tools, hundreds of new tools every year in fact, so we thought it would be nice to recognize some of our favorites from this year. There’s no scientific formula here, more of a recognition from Rob, Brad and myself about which tools […]

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    Power Tools

    DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw with Roller Stand

    DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw Review

    DEWALT 10″ Job Site Table Saw with Roller Stand DWE7491RS DEWALT’s recent release of three new job site table saws is capped off with the all new DWE7491RS. This 10″ job site table saw with roller stand is their premium offering. We recently also reviewed the DWE7480 and DWE7490X which were released with this saw. […]

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    Air Tools

    Paslode 2 Year Service Promise

    Paslode 2 Year Service Promise

    No Cost, No Questions Service & Repair on Eligible Cordless Systems I really dislike trying to get my tools repaired or serviced. Why you ask? Because the entire process usually wastes more time than it’s worth and frankly ends up costing me more money than simply replacing the tool. The folks at Paslode seem to […]

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    Hand Tools

    DEWALT 12 oz MIG Weld Hammer Review

    DEWALT 12 oz MIG Weld Hammer Review

    DEWALT expands popular MIG Weld Hammer Line This September DEWALT released new and improved versions of their MIG Weld Hammers and has expanded the line with some new offerings as well. Here at Tool Box Buzz we’ve been swinging the DWHT51135 12 ounce smooth face nailer. Despite the simplicity of the Hammer, companies like DEWALT […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser

    Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser

    Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser Kit As a carpenter I build straight, square, and plumb, even when faced with the many challenges of remodeling I need to get the job done right. For example, at the initial stages of a remodel you may have to do a lot of structural modifications which often […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw

    Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw Review

    Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw My first experience with the Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608] was a recent review on the barrel grip PSC 420 EBQ cordless jigsaw. The Festool Carvex jigsaw line has some meticulous innovation that we feel has pushed the envelope in sawing precision, ergonomic and dust control […]

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    Automotive

    Milwaukee 2763-22 Impact Wrench Kit a

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit Review | Model 2763-22

    M18 FUEL™ 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Kit The thought of cordless impact wrenches used to be a fantasy until several years ago. Even then the early models were rather limited in power and run time. Fast forward to today and the fantasy has turned into reality with Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL Impact […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    ryobi backpack blower bp42

    RYOBI Backpack Blower First Impressions

    RYOBI Backpack Blower Model BP42 A couple of weeks ago the nice folks at RYOBI Outdoors sent me their new 2-stroke powered backpack blower. I was hoping to be able to thoroughly test it for about a month before this review so that you could consider it in time for your own fall clean up. […]

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