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

Gas/Cordless Framing Nailer Head to Head

Gas & Cordless Framing Nailers Comparison Introduction The Tool Box Buzz crew assembled in Concord, MA to assess four gas powered nailers and one cordless framing nailer. Ambient temperatures during testing were roughly 20F and equipment was left out overnight to simulate standard field conditions. Framing equipment is often stored overnight in unconditioned spaces, or […]

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Saws

Festool HK Portable Carpenter Saws

Festool Portable HK 55 EB and HKC 55 EB Circular Saws I recently traveled to Festool’s headquarters in Wendlingen, Germany for their media event. At the event they introduced a new line of portable circular saws with the HK 55 EB and HKC 55 EB. Since the event we’ve had a chance to get hands on […]

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Cordless Tools

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD Review With increased runtime, efficient fans and powerful motors, cordless blowers are becoming more and more popular. Cordless leaf blowers have always been designated for people who have small yards, or do light work like blowing leaves and debris from flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways. The best thing that people like […]

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Tool Accessories

Festool Launches Hand Sanding Line

Premium abrasives in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads Festool USA and Festool Canada will introduce a complete line of premium Hand Sanding products for a broad range of applications. Available in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads, the premium hand sanding line from Festool was developed in accordance with the principles of machine abrasives […]

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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

    Freud CNC Router Bits

    Freud extends their broad range of over 400 CNC bits with 7 new profiles perfect for sign-making, carving and detail work Freud has just introduced a new series of CNC router bits optimized for smaller computerized routing (CNC) machines. Freud, with over 25-years’ experience in developing premium router bits for CNC machines, along with being […]

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    Air Tools

    Gas/Cordless Framing Nailer Head to Head

    Gas & Cordless Framing Nailers Comparison Introduction The Tool Box Buzz crew assembled in Concord, MA to assess four gas powered nailers and one cordless framing nailer. Ambient temperatures during testing were roughly 20F and equipment was left out overnight to simulate standard field conditions. Framing equipment is often stored overnight in unconditioned spaces, or […]

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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

    DEWALT 20v Green Rotary Tough Laser DW0079GL

    DeWALT 20 Volt Laser DW0079GL Review by Joe Canning For the last couple of day’s we have been working on a new home build with a walk out basement. This house has a fair amount of bearing basement wall’s on the interior, the interior footings were less than perfect and needed a lot of help […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD

    Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD Review With increased runtime, efficient fans and powerful motors, cordless blowers are becoming more and more popular. Cordless leaf blowers have always been designated for people who have small yards, or do light work like blowing leaves and debris from flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways. The best thing that people like […]

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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

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer Review Milwaukee Tool recently released three core landscape maintenance tools: Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer MilwaukeeM18 FUEL Blower Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD We took a close look at the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD, which is going to be offered as a are tool and kitted with the following: […]

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