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

Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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Saws

Skilsaw Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

Skilsaw Announces Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw New tools come out seemingly every day. Many of them are complete redesigns over previous models but sometimes they are incremental improvements that fix the issues with the previous model. We reviewed the Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw when it first came out. The sheer power and […]

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Cordless Tools

Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick

Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V Max FlexiClick™ 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System   The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick™ 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System. The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. The attachments include: 3/8” keyless chuck […]

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Tool Accessories

Southwire 30’ Cord Reel Power Station

Southwire 48006SW Cord Reel Power Station Review In many cases, power cords are one of the least desired tools a contractor or DIY’er owns. They are not a “sexy” tool and don’t perform a function that makes a project look better. However, they can be one of the most frustrating and possibly dangerous aspects of […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Porter Cable 20V Brad Nailer

Porter Cable PCC790B 20V 18Gauge Brad Nailer Review Porter Cable has expanded their cordless 20V MAX line by adding a cordless finish nailer, brad nailer and stapler.   If your already on Porter Cable’s 20V MAX platform then adding this (3) nailers/stapler would be a great addition.  To view Porter Cable’s expanded line of 20V MAX […]

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    Power Tools

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    Skilsaw Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

    Skilsaw Announces Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw New tools come out seemingly every day. Many of them are complete redesigns over previous models but sometimes they are incremental improvements that fix the issues with the previous model. We reviewed the Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw when it first came out. The sheer power and […]

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    Air Tools

    Senco FinishPro 30XP

    Senco FinishPro 30XP 15 Gauge Finish Nailer Review Small and light The magnesium frame on the Senco FinishPro 30XP makes it one of the lightest 15 gauge nailers on the market weighing in at a little under 4 lbs, it is also quite small only 12 inches long. The short body makes the balance on this […]

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    Hand Tools

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    New Ridgid Concrete and Tile Tools

    New Ridgid Concrete and Tile Tools The isles at your local Home Depot are going to be changing a little bit in the next couple months. If any of you have ever been through the tile isles at Depot you may have heard of a brand called QEP. Well, that brand is now being replace […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Bosch 48” Digital Level

    Bosch GIM 120 Digital Level Review For centuries, the level has been ubiquitous with job site accuracy and precision. Digital levels have taken that accuracy to a different, well, level. Bosch has taken this approach and released the GIM 120 Digital Level, a tool packed with features that should appeal to trim carpenters, installers, inspectors, […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick

    Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V Max FlexiClick™ 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System   The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick™ 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System. The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. The attachments include: 3/8” keyless chuck […]

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    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 […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw

    Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw Review Chainsaws offer a unique capabilities for clearing trees and large brush. It is essentially the go to tool for this task and is synomous with tree removal, cutting logs, and pruning. The Chainsaw is also adept at cutting both unprocessed lumber, efficiently cutting […]

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