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

Impact Driver Head to Head

Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

Continue reading »

Saws

SKILSAW Southpaw Circular Saw

SKILSAW 7-1/4 In. SPT67M801 SIDEWINDER Circular Saw Review Lately it seems that I’ve mostly been talking to you guys about cordless tools. Not today…. As an “East Coast” contractor I’m accustomed to working with a right-bladed side-winder saws, but SKILSAW SOUTHPAW provides visibility that’s hard to deny, with the durability of a worm drive. SKILSAW […]

Continue reading »

Cordless Tools

Bosch 12 Volt Jig Saw

Bosch JS120BN 12v MAX Barrel-Grip Jig Saw Review I was recently asked to take another look at the Bosch 12v Max Barrel-Grip Jig Saw for another perspective and to see how well the features have held up since its release date (take a look at Rob’s original review here). After using the saw to work […]

Continue reading »

Tool Accessories

Festool Domino Connectors

Festool Domino Joiner Integrates Stable, Detachable, Connectors New fasteners enable quick assembly – and disassembly – of heavy pieces The new Festool Domino XL Connectors can create flat or corner joints providing simple and quick connections without the need for templates or complex measuring. Colored cover caps provide high-quality corner connection appearance. Available as a […]

Continue reading »

Nailer/Stapler

Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit

Dewalt 20V XR 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit Review Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. In 1986 we saw their introduction of gas and battery nailers and now were seeing totally battery-only, cordless finish nailers. We recently took the Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA […]

Continue reading »

    Tool Reviews by Brand

    Browse all brands »

    Power Tools

    Bosch Starlock Max OMT -1

    BOSCH STARLOCK MAX OSCILLATING TOOL

    BOSCH Starlock GOP55-36C2 Multi-Tool Review Having a corded oscillating multi tool (OMT) on the jobsite today or even in the workshop is very common. When Bosch introduced the STARLOCK Max, I was intrigued because blade changing is frustrating and takes a lot of time on my current oscillating multi tool. Using BOSCH STARLOCK MAX OMT […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Power Tools »

    Air Tools

    M18 One Key Impact -1

    MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL ONE KEY IMPACT DRIVER Review

    MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL ONE KEY IMPACT DRIVER Review (Model 2757-22) THE EARLY DAYS OF IMPACT DRIVERS In the fall of 2003, I had just started on the path to become a carpenter. I was attending the local woodworking show where almost all of the major power tool companies were unveiling a brand new tool, the […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Air Tools »

    Hand Tools

    Diamondback Tool Belt

    Diamondback Tool Belt Denali Rig Review Most carpenters consider their tool belt as an extension of their body.  It’s where these craftsman keep their tools that help them complete their day to day tasks.  Every tool has it’s own home within our tool belts and we can reach down and grab them without even looking.  […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Hand Tools »

    Measuring & Layout

    Empire Digital Level -1

    Empire Digital Level True Blue 24″

    EMPIRE DIGITAL LEVEL TRUE BLUE 24” The brand new 24” Empire Digital level has hit the market. This is the newest addition to Empires already impressive line of hand levels. There is a full line of these digital levels and they are the industries first auto calibrating digital level. DIGITAL LEVELS LOADED WITH FEATURES We received […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Measuring & Layout »

    Cordless Tools

    Bosch 12 Volt Jig Saw

    Bosch JS120BN 12v MAX Barrel-Grip Jig Saw Review I was recently asked to take another look at the Bosch 12v Max Barrel-Grip Jig Saw for another perspective and to see how well the features have held up since its release date (take a look at Rob’s original review here). After using the saw to work […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Cordless Tools »

    Automotive

    Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review

    Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review (Model 2861-22) Many times we see the latest and greatest new tools at a manufacturer’s media event. For Milwaukee, the event is right around the first week of June every year, dubbed the New Product Symposium. It was at this event that we’ve seen some amazing new tools. Sometimes […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Automotive »

    Lawn & Garden

    FSA 56 cordless trimmer -9

    Stihl FSA 56 Cordless Trimmer Review

    Stihl FSA 56 Cordless Trimmer Review I was wrong. I was wrong about cordless outdoor power equipment (OPE). I used to think it was a gimmick. That it was for people that didn’t understand engines. I thought it was for people in metropolitan areas with postage stamp-sized yards. I couldn’t have been more wrong about […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Lawn & Garden »