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. Three seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel, Robert Robillard and Brad Staggs 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.



Best Cordless Lawn Mower – Head to Head Comparison

Head to Head Lawn Mower Shootout Cordless Lawn Mowers are quickly taking over the lawn and gardens section in stores, so we wanted to test several of the leading brands and find out who makes the best Cordless Lawn Mower. The first U.S., gasoline powered lawn mower was manufactured in 1914 by Ideal Power Mower […]

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Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block

Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block In the last article, we shared some tips on how to tune up a RIDGID Bandsaw. We alluded to some additional accessories that can make the saw even better. In this article you’ll see how to install a 6″ bandsaw riser block so that the saw will be able to cut […]

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Tool Accessories

SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Comparison – Bosch vs DEWALT

SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Comparison – Bosch vs DEWALT When it comes to tools the old adage of “buy nice, OR buy twice” is very often true, leading to the frustration of every guy or company trying to save a buck or sticking to “their” brand of choice. This problem seems to be compounded […]

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    Power Tools

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    Ryobi 10” Portable Table Saw with Quick Stand RTS21G

    Ryobi 10” Portable Table Saw with Quick Stand RTS21G Review What is one thing most professional contractors, handyman or Do-It-Yourselfers could use more of? If you guessed money, you’re probably right. If you are thinking time, well there isn’t a doubt. What I’m thinking everyone needs more of is storage space for their larger, bulkier […]

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    Air Tools

    Ridgid 8 Gallon Gas Wheelbarrow Compressor  GP80145SW

    Ridgid Wheelbarrow Compressor GP80145SW

      Ridgid Wheelbarrow Compressor GP80145SW Review My construction company does a significant amount of excavation work, and the maintenance and upkeep of trailers and equipment lends itself perfectly to this tool. I was anxious to use the compressor and given that this was the largest tool I had gotten the opportunity to review, I wanted […]

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    Hand Tools

    HART 2-Inch CinchTight Clamp

    HART 2-Inch CinchTight Clamp

    HART 2-Inch CinchTight Clamp, HRC0201 Review We recently got our hands on the new HART 2-Inch CinchTight Clamp.  Hand clamps are versatile tools that serve to temporarily hold work securely in place.  Carpenters, woodworkers, furniture makers, welders, and other construction related contractors rely on clamps to fasten, glue, repair and assemble their projects. Clamp styles […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee Voltage Tester 2213-20

    Milwaukee Auto Voltage/Continuity Tester Preview

    New Milwaukee® Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers Deliver Simplify Troubleshooting MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Test & Measurement offering with the addition of two new Electrical Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional Voltage/Continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of a higher functionality meter, the new units allow users to properly troubleshoot common […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee M12 LED Lantern 2362-20

    Milwaukee M12 LED Lantern 2362-20

    Milwaukee M12 LED Lantern / Flood Light Review 2362-20 I recently put the Milwaukee M12 LED Lantern 2362-20 through the paces.    This new LED Lantern is sold as a bare tool, and is part of Milwaukee’s newest lighting solution for the job site and frankly anyone who needs cordless, portable lighting.  [Note this light is […]

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    DEWALT Air Sander

    DEWALT Air Tools Preview

    DEWALT Air Tools – Designed for Automotive and Industrial Tradesmen DEWALT announced a new line of air tools for the automotive and industrial market including five new tools. We recently had a chance to take these new pneumatic tools for a “test drive” in the shop. The new tools include the following: 3/8″ Reversible Drill […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    DEWALT Hedge Trimmer

    DEWALT Announces Outdoor Power Equipment

    DEWALT® Launches Battery-Powered Outdoor Equipment Premium outdoor equipment with GAS PERFORMANCE. GUARANTEED.™ LOUISVILLE, KY (October 23, 2014) – DEWALT® launches its first battery-powered Outdoor Power Tools at the 2014 GIE Expo. The line includes two 40V MAX* Brushless String Trimmers, two 40V MAX* Brushless Blowers, and a 40V MAX* Hedge Trimmer. The cordless outdoor tools […]

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