Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of several other sites including: Home Construction & Improvement and Today's Green Construction

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BOSCH REAXX Saw Update

Bosch Update on the REAXX Table Saw Lawsuit The following statement was issued by Bosch today: Bosch continues to fight for customers’ ability to buy its REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw Bosch maintains that development of its professional table saw product respects other companies’ patents and represents a new and unique technology in the construction market. […]

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DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ 12 Inch 120V Miter Saw Review

FLEXVOLT™ 12 Inch 120V Dual Bevel Compound Miter Saw DHS790AT2 Last year when DEWALT revealed their new FLEXVOLT™ line of cordless tools we were excited and a bit skeptical about how well this new 12″ full size miter saw would perform on the job. We’ve spent the last 6 months evaluating this new miter saw […]

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Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Portable Power Stations

Goal Zero Yeti 400 and 1400 Lithium Portable Power Stations SALT LAKE CITY —March 1, 2017 — Goal Zero, the leader in portable power, today announced the availability of its award-winning Goal Zero Yeti 400 and 1400 Lithium portable power stations. The new lithium-based battery power stations have been remastered from their lead acid predecessors […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drywall Screw Gun Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drywall Screw Gun Compact Kit Model 2866-22CT Last year we did a cordless drywall screw gun head to head featuring 5 different brands. Milwaukee wasn’t in the mix as they hadn’t yet released a cordless drywall screw gun. With the recent introduction of their all new M18 FUEL Drywall Screw Gun we […]

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Rockler Table Saw Small Parts Sled

Greater Control & Accuracy When Cutting Small Pieces Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a new jig for the table saw that makes it easier to achieve clean, controlled cuts on small parts. The Rockler Table Saw Small Parts Sled provides zero-clearance support for small workpieces, and it incorporates an innovative drop-off […]

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Gas/Cordless Framing Nailer Head to Head

Gas & Cordless Framing Nailers Comparison Introduction The Tool Box Buzz crew assembled in Concord, MA to assess four gas powered nailers and one cordless framing nailer. Ambient temperatures during testing were roughly 20F and equipment was left out overnight to simulate standard field conditions. Framing equipment is often stored overnight in unconditioned spaces, or […]

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New JET 1836 Drum Sander

JET Expands Drum Sander Line – JWDS-1836 Model La Vergne, TN – After reintroducing JET’s stalwart JWDS-1632 Drum Sander with Stand last fall, JET® has announced plans to expand the popular woodworking machine category by adding the JET JWDS-1836 Drum Sander.  A mirror image of the JWDS-1632 drum sander’s features, the JWDS-1836 sander provides greater […]

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Bosch CORE18V 18V 6.3 Ah Battery

Bosch Announces CORE18V GBA18V63 18V 6.3 Ah Battery Las Vegas, Nev., January 17, 2017 – The Bosch CORE18V Battery offers maximum power and performance while minimizing weight, an achievement that proves its claim as the best-built battery among leading competitors. The battery employs advanced Lithium-ion technology to deliver 80 percent more power than previous generation Bosch […]

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Best Cordless Circular Saw – Head to Head

Cordless Circular Saw Head to Head – High Capacity Edition Here at Tool Box Buzz we’ve been conducting head to head comparisons of a wide variety of tools. Testing criteria and parameters have always been focused on ensuring apple to apple comparisons. We depart from this model on this test for a few key reasons. […]

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DEWALT 60V FlexVolt Circular Saw Review

DCS575T2 FLEXVOLT™ 60V MAX* 7-1/4″ Circular Saw It wasn’t that long ago when the thought of a full size 7-1/4″ cordless circular saw didn’t seem all that likely or feasible. Today there are several options ranging from 18V up to 60V and they all boast corded performance in a cordless platform. In this review we’re […]

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