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 Right-Angle “Plumber’s” Drills

Milwaukee Super Hawg and DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill – Head to Head As cordless tool motors get stronger and more efficient and the battery packs that power them get bigger, a wider variety of heavy duty power tools are able to go cordless. When lithium-ion (Li) batteries hit the power tool market over a […]

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Saws

SkilSaw Super Sawsquatch 16-5/16” Worm Drive Saw Review

SkilSaw SPT70V-11 16-5/16″ Magnesium Super Sawsquatch Worm Drive Saw There are two types of carpenters in this world. Those who prefer their circular saw blade oriented on the right, and those who prefer it on the left. I most certainly fall into the latter group. I exclusively used worm drive saws for years while I […]

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Cordless Tools

Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander

Milwaukee 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander 2648-21 Review The Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander 2648-21 is a 5-inch, hook and loop sander. It is capable of reaching 12,000 OPM max, [no load] and truly feels like a corded sander. According to Tyson Apfelbeck, Senior Product Manager, We’ve developed a solution that not only delivers true corded […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Carbide Torch Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade

Milwaukee Reciprocating Saw Blades Job sites are probably the most demanding, “tool testing sites,” that exist, when demolition is part of the project, things get even more rigorous and demanding. Reciprocating saws are used at all levels of construction, they are probably seen the most in the remodeling and demolition stages of a project. While […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Ryobi Cordless Airstrike 23-Gauge Pin Nailer (Model P318) Review

Ryobi Cordless 23 Gauge Pin Nailer Model P318 Review The Ryobi pin nailer is just another example of Ryobi’s design team’s commitment to developing tools that are not yet widespread in the tool industry. Ryobi’s cordless air nailer line,AirStrike, was expanded in the last few months when they released their P-318 Cordless 23 Gauge Pinner. […]

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    Power Tools

    SkilSaw Super Sawsquatch 16-5/16” Worm Drive Saw Review

    SkilSaw SPT70V-11 16-5/16″ Magnesium Super Sawsquatch Worm Drive Saw There are two types of carpenters in this world. Those who prefer their circular saw blade oriented on the right, and those who prefer it on the left. I most certainly fall into the latter group. I exclusively used worm drive saws for years while I […]

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    Air Tools

    DEWALT 20V Corded/Cordless Inflator DCC0201

    DEWALT 20V Inflator Inflators, the smaller cousins of air compressors, are designed mostly to inflate tires but they have a more specialized function. The idea behind tire inflators are that they are more portable than the air compressors. The large compressors usually have tanks and wheels and so on, so they are not exactly built […]

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    Hand Tools

    BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps

    BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps Review The NEW BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps feature some subtle but functional improvements to an already great product. These improvements are: New mechanism with in the head Improved operating jaw design means once you put it in place, it stays in place and is ready for clamping. This makes […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Best Tape Measure Head-2-Head

    Best Tape Measure

    Best Tape Measure Comparison Testing   Who Makes the Best Tape Measure? Tape measure and hammer brands often cause more debates on the job site than anything else, and I can see why. When you use a tool daily, hourly, or more, you become attached to it. One of the most critical tools required by all construction […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander

    Milwaukee 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander 2648-21 Review The Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander 2648-21 is a 5-inch, hook and loop sander. It is capable of reaching 12,000 OPM max, [no load] and truly feels like a corded sander. According to Tyson Apfelbeck, Senior Product Manager, We’ve developed a solution that not only delivers true corded […]

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    Automotive

    Milwaukee M12 Ratchet -1

    Milwaukee M12 Ratchet – Which One to Buy?

    Milwaukee M12 Ratchets – Which One to Buy? About 4 or 5 years ago, Milwaukee came out with their first cordless ratchet. It was on the growing M12 platform and came in 3/8″ and 1/4″ varieties. The M12 ratchet was a decent tool but couldn’t quite match the specs of the pneumatic units that were […]

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    Lawn & Garden

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    Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced

    Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced The last few years the major power tool manufacturers have been making a major push into the handheld Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) world. This makes sense as batteries improve to power tools only previously powered by 2-stroke motors. While most manufacturers have only explored battery technology, one sees the […]

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