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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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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Milwaukee 52 Inch Mobile Work Station

Milwaukee 52″ Mobile Work Station MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool has announced the addition of a 52” Mobile Work Station to their widely popular offering of steel storage solutions. Unique to the new 52” Mobile Work Station is a raised work surface that allows users to easily clamp materials for extreme productivity. Key Features Angle […]

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Milwaukee Blades – Made in the USA

Milwaukee Invests in US Made Blades In an ideal world every product we buy and use would be made here at home in the US. The reality is not so, however more and more tool companies are slowly bringing some of their manufacturing back to the US. Milwaukee Tool is one of those companies that […]

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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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