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

SKILSAW SIDEWINDER Saw for Fiber Cement

SKILSAW SIDEWINDER Saw for Fiber Cement Finally a solution to task that is not only demanding on your saw but also yourself, cutting fiber cement material! Skilsaw has taken their already iconic Sidewinder saw and found a jobsite solution to cutting fiber cement material. Skilsaw is an leader in the wood cutting industry and has […]

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Cordless Tools

Battery Operated Cordless Nailers – Be Informed

Editorial – Cordless Finish Nailers Editors Note: Rob and I are dedicated to bringing unbiased opinions, evaluations, and reviews to our readers. Both of us spend our days on real job sites with men and women that use tools to make a living. Unlike many of the publications that publish tool reviews we are in […]

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Tool Accessories

New Cord and Hose Hooks From Rockler

Shop Storage Solutions Rockler continues to design innovative solutions for the workshop. Over the last few years they have released so many excellent products to help organize shops at extremely affordable prices. This latest release is another excellent example. Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a new kind of bracket that not […]

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    Power Tools

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    Bosch Introduces GBM9-16 Drill-Mixer

    Bosch GBM9-16 Drill-Mixer Does Double Duty on the Jobsite Powerful Drilling and Efficient Material Mixing Mt. Prospect, IL – Everyone needs a handy two-in-one tool on the jobsite. A tool like the Bosch GBM9-16 Drill-Mixer – a professional-grade, heavy-duty drill that doubles as a material mixer. Its variable speed control allows for both forward and […]

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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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    Milwaukee Fastback Compact Flip Utility Knife

    Recently the folks at Milwaukee sent us the brand new Fastback Compact Flip Utility Knife. It was designed to keep all the core features that people have come to love about the Fastback but in a smaller, lighter form factor. It still tucks into the pocket, still deploys quickly, and it is still easy to […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee 100' Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990

    Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990

    Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990 Review There’s something almost magical in the way a chalk reel creates a crisp, perfectly straight line. No other tool, except an expensive laser, makes a perfectly straight line over a long distance, so quickly and reliably. Chalk lines have been in use since ancient Egypt, and used continuously […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Cordless Finish Nailer Head to Head

    Battery Operated Cordless Nailers – Be Informed

    Editorial – Cordless Finish Nailers Editors Note: Rob and I are dedicated to bringing unbiased opinions, evaluations, and reviews to our readers. Both of us spend our days on real job sites with men and women that use tools to make a living. Unlike many of the publications that publish tool reviews we are in […]

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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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