Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Welcome to Tool Box Buzz! A website dedicated to in depth coverage of tool industry news from the perspective of real PROFESSIONALS. Two seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel and Robert Robillard 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.

Head-To-Head

Best Cordless Circular Saw – Head to Head

Cordless Circular Saw Head to Head – High Capacity Edition Here at Tool Box Buzz we’ve been conducting head to head comparisons of a wide variety of tools. Testing criteria and parameters have always been focused on ensuring apple to apple comparisons. We depart from this model on this test for a few key reasons. […]

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Saws

Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced

Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced Today Skilsaw announced the new Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw. It’s the first ever handheld wormdrive concrete saw designed exclusively for scoring and cutting concrete. The Medusaw takes a tool that was only possible with a number of aftermarket products and rolls them into a purpose-built, single manufacturer, improved tool. Previously […]

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Cordless Tools

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Ax Carbide Sawzall Blade

Milwaukee Ax Reciprocating Blade  A reciprocating saw, used in construction and demolition work, achieves its cutting action through a push-and-pull (“reciprocating”) motion of the blade. This type of saw, is also known as a recip saw, or Sawzall. 65 years ago Milwaukee invented the reciprocating saw, and since then, SAWZALL is a name that has been […]

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Nailer/Stapler

DEWALT Cordless Metal Connector Nailer Review

DEWALT 20V Max Metal Connector Nailer DCN693M1 Modern framing in both residential and commercial construction includes the use of engineered timber products and light gauge metal connector plates. The expansion of engineered lumber has been quite significant over the last 10 years which means carpenters are spending more and more time nailing structural metal connectors […]

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    Power Tools

    RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

    RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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    Air Tools

    Campbell Hausfeld 6-gallon Quiet Compressor

    Campbell Hausfeld 1 H.P. Compressor, Model DC060500 Review Air compressors are found in a wide range of environments and an even wider range of uses. My first experience with an air compressor was at the gas station helping my dad add air to our family vehicle’s tires. Then there was the excitement as a kid watching construction […]

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    Hand Tools

    Dewalt DWHT75900 Carbon Fiber Hammer Tacker

    Dewalt DWHT75900 Carbon Fiber Staple Hammer Dewalt has been releasing some exciting new tools lately. One particular area that we’ve seen a lot of innovation in is their Perform and Protect feature. Depending on the tool, this feature is designed to protect the user against dust inhalation, loss of control, and vibration.  The new Dewalt DWHT75900 […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee REDSTICK Box Level Review

    Milwaukee REDSTICK Levels Box beam levels have a rectangular, box-like shape and are considered the heavier duty level when compared to I-beam levels. In contrast, I-beam levels are shaped in the form of an “I,” use less material to make, are lighter, and not as strong as a box level. If you were to cut […]

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    Cordless Tools

    RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

    RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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    Automotive

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    New Makita Impact Tools

    New Makita Impact Tools Back in the first week of February, we attended the World of Concrete 2016 show. We saw a lot of great innovations spanning the entire concrete and masonry industry. One of the innovations in the tool realm was at the Makita Tools Booth. They had 3 new heavy duty impact tools, […]

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    Lawn & Garden

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    New Cordless Stihl Battery Systems

    New Cordless Stihl Battery Systems Last month we attended the Stihl Influencers Summit where we got to see first hand all of the innovative new products introduced both this year and coming in 2017. One of the highlights of the event was getting hands on with two new Stihl battery series. Stihl already had the […]

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