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 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

Porter Cable Brushless Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Review

Porter Cable 20V MAX Brushless Lithium Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Porter Cable stepped up their game when they released their new line of 20v MAX Brushless tools in June 2016.  These are professional grade tools marketed for contractors.  The focus of this new system is to excel in ergonomic design while staying within […]

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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

    Porter Cable Brushless Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Review

    Porter Cable 20V MAX Brushless Lithium Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Porter Cable stepped up their game when they released their new line of 20v MAX Brushless tools in June 2016.  These are professional grade tools marketed for contractors.  The focus of this new system is to excel in ergonomic design while staying within […]

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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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