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

The Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1

Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1 Review It doesn’t matter what trade you’re in, you own a reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw is my go-to tool for remodeling, and demolition projects. Factors in Purchasing a Reciprocating Saw Key considerations in buying a reciprocating saw are: Power Length of stroke Type of blade action, [straight or […]

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Cordless Tools

Festool 18 Volt AIRSTREAM Battery

Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM Battery Pack and Charger Festool is updating their battery packs and chargers and offering the latest in charging technology to enable their users faster charging and longer runtimes.  The Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM SCA 8 battery pack  and charger combination work together to cool the battery faster […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Blades – Made in the USA

Milwaukee Invests in US Made Blades In an ideal world every product we buy and use would be made here at home in the US. The reality is not so, however more and more tool companies are slowly bringing some of their manufacturing back to the US. Milwaukee Tool is one of those companies that […]

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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

    The Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1

    Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1 Review It doesn’t matter what trade you’re in, you own a reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw is my go-to tool for remodeling, and demolition projects. Factors in Purchasing a Reciprocating Saw Key considerations in buying a reciprocating saw are: Power Length of stroke Type of blade action, [straight or […]

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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

    Milwaukee 16 ft Compact Tape Measure 48-22-66-16

    Milwaukee 16 ft Compact Tape Measure 48-22-66-16 Review The original tape measure was invented on July 14, 1868 by Alvin J Fellows of New Haven in the United States. Over the decades tape measures have had subtle modifcations to them done by various manufacturers. Milwaukee Enters the Tape Game In July of 2013 Milwaukee power […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Dewalt DW088CG Self-Leveling Cross-Line GREEN Laser

    Dewalt DW088CG GREEN Laser Review In construction, the laser is used primarily as a leveling device. It may be set up to indicate elevation, direction, or both. Applications of Laser Levels include: Align and plumb your walls Leveling floors Easily check door or window heights Install chair rails and wainscoting Align shelves, cabinets and trim […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Festool 18 Volt AIRSTREAM Battery

    Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM Battery Pack and Charger Festool is updating their battery packs and chargers and offering the latest in charging technology to enable their users faster charging and longer runtimes.  The Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM SCA 8 battery pack  and charger combination work together to cool the battery faster […]

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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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