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

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 […]

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Cordless Tools

Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01

The Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01 One of the most argued tool topics in modern construction is the sidewinder vs the worm drive circular saw. The truth is that one saw isn’t better than the other, it just depends on how you prefer to work. Like many of you I have one of each. […]

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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

    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 […]

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    Air Tools

    DEWALT (DCP580B) 20V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Planer Review

    DEWALT 3-¼” Cordless Portable Power Planer Within the last year DEWALT introduced a new cordless tool to add into their 100+ lineup of 20V MAX cordless tools that they currently offer.  It’s the 20V MAX Brushless Portable Power Planer.  This cordless planer has a width capacity of 3 ¼” and a 5/64” depth of cut.  […]

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    Hand Tools

    Kershaw Reverb Knife

    Kershaw Reverb Knife Review The new Kershaw “Reverb” manual folding knife has just been released, and just in time for father’s day.  This new knife is perfect for hiking, camping or as an everyday knife.  Kershaw has been producing quality knives in all shapes and sizes since 1974 and the Reverb knife is no exception […]

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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

    Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01

    The Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01 One of the most argued tool topics in modern construction is the sidewinder vs the worm drive circular saw. The truth is that one saw isn’t better than the other, it just depends on how you prefer to work. Like many of you I have one of each. […]

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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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