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

Impact Driver Head to Head

Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

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Saws

SKILSAW Southpaw Circular Saw

SKILSAW 7-1/4 In. SPT67M801 SIDEWINDER Circular Saw Review Lately it seems that I’ve mostly been talking to you guys about cordless tools. Not today…. As an “East Coast” contractor I’m accustomed to working with a right-bladed side-winder saws, but SKILSAW SOUTHPAW provides visibility that’s hard to deny, with the durability of a worm drive. SKILSAW […]

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Cordless Tools

Impact Driver Head to Head

Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee PACKOUT Modular Tool Storage, Organization and Transport System

Milwaukee PACKOUT Tool Storage Milwaukee Tool PACKOUT is a modular, tool transportation, organization, and storage for the trades. Featuring Mod-Lock™, a new-to world attachment system that allows boxes, organizers, and totes of multiple sizes and configurations to easily stack and lock together. Mod-Lock The Mod-Lock™ is an intuitive and quick attachment mechanism that gives users the […]

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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

    SKILSAW Southpaw Circular Saw

    SKILSAW 7-1/4 In. SPT67M801 SIDEWINDER Circular Saw Review Lately it seems that I’ve mostly been talking to you guys about cordless tools. Not today…. As an “East Coast” contractor I’m accustomed to working with a right-bladed side-winder saws, but SKILSAW SOUTHPAW provides visibility that’s hard to deny, with the durability of a worm drive. SKILSAW […]

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    Air Tools

    DEWALT (DCP580B) 20V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Planer Review

    DEWALT 3-¼” Cordless Portable Power Planer Within the last year DEWALT introduced a new cordless tool to add into their 100+ lineup of 20V MAX cordless tools that they currently offer.  It’s the 20V MAX Brushless Portable Power Planer.  This cordless planer has a width capacity of 3 ¼” and a 5/64” depth of cut.  […]

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    Hand Tools

    Kershaw Reverb Knife

    Kershaw Reverb Knife Review The new Kershaw “Reverb” manual folding knife has just been released, and just in time for father’s day.  This new knife is perfect for hiking, camping or as an everyday knife.  Kershaw has been producing quality knives in all shapes and sizes since 1974 and the Reverb knife is no exception […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Dewalt DW088CG Self-Leveling Cross-Line GREEN Laser

    Dewalt DW088CG GREEN Laser Review In construction, the laser is used primarily as a leveling device. It may be set up to indicate elevation, direction, or both. Applications of Laser Levels include: Align and plumb your walls Leveling floors Easily check door or window heights Install chair rails and wainscoting Align shelves, cabinets and trim […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Impact Driver Head to Head

    Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

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    Automotive

    Milwaukee 52″ Mobile Work Bench Review

    52″ Mobile Work Station with Wood Top Milwaukee’s new 52″ Mobile Work Bench (Model 48-22-8552) provides yet another storage solution for work shops combined with a great work bench surface. This new model features a 1.25″ thick wood top (that’s reversible) that’s elevated to allow clamping on three sides. Not only is this a great […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    STIHL Dealer -14

    STIHL Dealer Experience

    STIHL Dealer Experience About a month ago, I walked into my local Stihl dealer, C&S Supply, looking for a new chainsaw. I do a lot of custom carpentry with local wood. Local as in the tree is from the property where it’s being installed. I do all the felling and initial milling with a Stihl […]

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