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. Three seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel, Robert Robillard and Brad Staggs 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.



Best Cordless Lawn Mower – Head to Head Comparison

Head to Head Lawn Mower Shootout Cordless Lawn Mowers are quickly taking over the lawn and gardens section in stores, so we wanted to test several of the leading brands and find out who makes the best Cordless Lawn Mower. The first U.S., gasoline powered lawn mower was manufactured in 1914 by Ideal Power Mower […]

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Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block

Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block In the last article, we shared some tips on how to tune up a RIDGID Bandsaw. We alluded to some additional accessories that can make the saw even better. In this article you’ll see how to install a 6″ bandsaw riser block so that the saw will be able to cut […]

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Tool Accessories

SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Comparison – Bosch vs DEWALT

SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Comparison – Bosch vs DEWALT When it comes to tools the old adage of “buy nice, OR buy twice” is very often true, leading to the frustration of every guy or company trying to save a buck or sticking to “their” brand of choice. This problem seems to be compounded […]

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    Power Tools

    Ryobi 10” Portable Table Saw with Quick Stand RTS21G

      Ryobi 10” Portable Table Saw with Quick Stand RTS21G Review by Scott Arnold What is one thing most professional contractors, handyman or Do-It-Yourselfers could use more of? If you guessed money, you’re probably right. If you are thinking time, well there isn’t a doubt. What I’m thinking everyone needs more of is storage space […]

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    Air Tools

    Ridgid 8 Gallon Gas Wheelbarrow Compressor  GP80145SW

    Ridgid Wheelbarrow Compressor GP80145SW

      Ridgid Wheelbarrow Compressor GP80145SW Review My construction company does a significant amount of excavation work, and the maintenance and upkeep of trailers and equipment lends itself perfectly to this tool. I was anxious to use the compressor and given that this was the largest tool I had gotten the opportunity to review, I wanted […]

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    Hand Tools

    Kreg Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine

    Kreg Foreman Professional-Grade Pocket-Hole Machine Preview

    Professional Pocket-Holes at Affordable Price I’ve been using Kreg jigs for years because they work so well and allow me to build very strong furniture / joinery in a fraction of the time more traditional joints take. The announcement recently that Kreg Tool is introducing a professional grade pocket-hole machine at an affordable price is […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee Voltage Tester 2213-20

    Milwaukee Auto Voltage/Continuity Tester Preview

    New Milwaukee® Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers Deliver Simplify Troubleshooting MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Test & Measurement offering with the addition of two new Electrical Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional Voltage/Continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of a higher functionality meter, the new units allow users to properly troubleshoot common […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee 18V FUEL Circular Saw

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ 7-1/4” Circular Saw Review

    M18 FUEL™ 7-1/4” Circular Saw – Model 2731-22 Milwaukee has stepped up their game again and given us a full size 7-1/4″ circular saw using their 18V FUEL cordless platform. Just last year I reviewed their 6-1/2″ version and gave it 5 out of 5 stars because it was an absolute beast when it came […]

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    Milwaukee M12 Polisher Sander

    Milwaukee M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander 2438-22X Review Milwaukee Tool Company has been busy blazing trails with tool innovation these past years and their annual growth report speaks volumes to prove it. Tool sales are being driven by a large number of new products and growth in market share.  Tools that share common denominators such as […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    Razor-Back SuperSocket Shovel

    Razor-Back SuperSocket Shovel Review

    Razor-Back Round Point SuperSocket® Shovel I’m sure you’re thinking a shovel is a shovel right? Well as with most things in life you get what you pay for and some companies are producing some really good quality products. I’ve spent the summer trying some great new products from Razor-Back including their Round Point SuperSocket Shovel […]

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