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

Best Cordless Finish Nailers – Head to Head

Cordless Finish Nailers Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. Fast forward to 1986 and Paslode introduced the first cordless framing nailer utilizing a gas “fuel cell” and battery. In an effort to eliminate the need for a gas cartridge, SENCO introduced their Fusion finish nailers […]

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Saws

JET Introduces New 22in Scrollsaw with Innovative Blade Change

JET Introduces New 22in Scrollsaw with Innovative Blade Change For Immediate Release May 25, 2016 NEW JET 22-INCH SCROLL SAW CHARTS NEW GROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARY BLADE CHANGE PROCESS LaVergne, TN – JET’s new 22-in. Scroll Saw delivers on the brand’s commitment to bring innovation to woodworkers. This scroll saw is thoughtfully designed to make setup […]

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Cordless Tools

DEWALT’s New FLEXVOLT™ Battery Platform

FLEXVOLT™ Convertible Battery Pack Offers 20V and 60V The insanely paced evolution of cordless batteries took another giant step forward last week when DEWALT introduced the World’s First convertible battery pack with their FLEXVOLT™ system. This unique new battery pack automatically switches between 20V Max and 60V Max (18 volt and 54 volt nominal) depending […]

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Tool Accessories

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Table Saw Stand My crew and I are all about efficiency and portability. The table saw is the cornerstone of our mobile carpentry work-site set up, and we wanted better safety and performance from our table saw. Portable, Durable and Accurate – Does it exist? We wanted something that would allow us to be portable, […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Milwaukee 16 GA Angled Cordless Finish Nailer 2742-21CT

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16 GA Angled Nail Finish 2742-21CT Review There’s a lot of conversation among tradesmen these days whether battery operated cordless finish nailers can compete with the Paslode gas nailer or even pneumatic nailers. As a fan of the Paslode nailer I will say that until recently, I was a complete skeptic of […]

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    Power Tools

    Rockwell DuoTech

    Rockwell F80 Duotch Sonocrafter Multitool Review

    Rockwell F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter Multitool RK5151K Oscillating tools have quickly become a go-to tool on the jobsite for us carpenters and remodelers. While we all know that an oscillating tool works with a side-to-side movement, moving at approximately 20,000 strokes per minute, did you know that the blade oscillation is angled at approximately 3.2 degrees for optimized cutting […]

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    Air Tools

    SENCO 4.5 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor PC0968N

    SENCO 4.5 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor PC0968N

      SENCO 4.5 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor PC0968N Review My first set of pneumatic nailers was SENCO brand. I used them for 20 years until I gave them to a neighbor who rebuilt them and still uses them today. While my nailers lasted, my compressors did not. I have gone through at least 5 […]

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    Hand Tools

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    New Empire Level UltraView LED Box Levels

    New Empire Level UltraView LED Box Levels A couple months ago, we started planning for our upcoming level Head 2 Head. Empire was one of the first brands to hop on board and sent out brand new UltraView LED Box Levels to 3 of us editors. These things were so new that they pre-dated the […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    DEWALT DW089LG 12v MAX 3 x 360 Green Line Laser

    DEWALT DW089LG 12 Volt 3 x 360 Green Line Laser

    DEWALT DW089LG Green Line Laser Review Growing up when the first Star Wars movie was shown in the movie theaters, lasers were something a kid would dream of. Today, light sabers and laser guns have lost their allure to real construction lasers. From make grading and excavating measurements, such as determining a site’s area or […]

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    Cordless Tools

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    DEWALT’s New FLEXVOLT™ Battery Platform

    FLEXVOLT™ Convertible Battery Pack Offers 20V and 60V The insanely paced evolution of cordless batteries took another giant step forward last week when DEWALT introduced the World’s First convertible battery pack with their FLEXVOLT™ system. This unique new battery pack automatically switches between 20V Max and 60V Max (18 volt and 54 volt nominal) depending […]

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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

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    Husqvarna Z200 Series Residential Zero-Turn Mowers

    Husqvarna Riding High with Z200 Series of Residential Zero-Turn Mowers Six new models bring depth, improvements to extensive lawn & garden equipment lines DIY homeowners who can’t wait for lawn mowing season to begin have another reason to be excited as spring approaches – the launch of the new Z200 series of residential, zero-turn riding […]

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