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 Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced

Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced Today Skilsaw announced the new Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw. It’s the first ever handheld wormdrive concrete saw designed exclusively for scoring and cutting concrete. The Medusaw takes a tool that was only possible with a number of aftermarket products and rolls them into a purpose-built, single manufacturer, improved tool. Previously […]

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Cordless Tools

Bosch 1 Inch SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer

Bosch GBH18V-26 18-Volt Brushless 1 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer Lithium-ion, advanced electronics and brushless motors have changed the rules of cordless tool.  Today’s 18volt cordless tools simply crush their earlier compadres from years past in both power and runtime. The Bosch 1 Inch SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer is no exception.   Bosch is one company that […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Ax Carbide Sawzall Blade

Milwaukee Ax Reciprocating Blade  A reciprocating saw, used in construction and demolition work, achieves its cutting action through a push-and-pull (“reciprocating”) motion of the blade. This type of saw, is also known as a recip saw, or Sawzall. 65 years ago Milwaukee invented the reciprocating saw, and since then, SAWZALL is a name that has been […]

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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

    Hitachi Rotary Hammer Review

    Hitachi SDS Max Brushless Rotary Hammer DH52MEY Hitachi flooded the 2016 market with a whole new line of hammer drills.  They are the AC brushless SDS Max Rotary Hammers.  These new hammers have been well designed with a TON of features.  I got a chance to test out the DH52MEY model and it didn’t disappoint. […]

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    Air Tools

    Campbell Hausfeld 6-gallon Quiet Compressor

    Campbell Hausfeld 1 H.P. Compressor, Model DC060500 Review Air compressors are found in a wide range of environments and an even wider range of uses. My first experience with an air compressor was at the gas station helping my dad add air to our family vehicle’s tires. Then there was the excitement as a kid watching construction […]

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    Hand Tools

    Dewalt DWHT75900 Carbon Fiber Hammer Tacker

    Dewalt DWHT75900 Carbon Fiber Staple Hammer Dewalt has been releasing some exciting new tools lately. One particular area that we’ve seen a lot of innovation in is their Perform and Protect feature. Depending on the tool, this feature is designed to protect the user against dust inhalation, loss of control, and vibration.  The new Dewalt DWHT75900 […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    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

    Bosch 1 Inch SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer

    Bosch GBH18V-26 18-Volt Brushless 1 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer Lithium-ion, advanced electronics and brushless motors have changed the rules of cordless tool.  Today’s 18volt cordless tools simply crush their earlier compadres from years past in both power and runtime. The Bosch 1 Inch SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer is no exception.   Bosch is one company that […]

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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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    New Cordless Stihl Battery Systems

    New Cordless Stihl Battery Systems Last month we attended the Stihl Influencers Summit where we got to see first hand all of the innovative new products introduced both this year and coming in 2017. One of the highlights of the event was getting hands on with two new Stihl battery series. Stihl already had the […]

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