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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FN vs DA Style Finish Nails

FN vs DA Style 15 Gauge Finish Nails While many of you probably know the difference between FN and DA 15 gauge finish nails there are still many guys confused and frustrated with this topic. 15 gauge angled finish nailers are very popular and on any given day you’re likely to find several different models […]

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Makita 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model AF635) Review

Makita AF635 Finish Nailer While cordless finish nailers are improving quickly there’s still a place for pneumatic finish nailers on the job site. We recently tested one of Makita’s newest pneumatic finish nailers (Makita AF635 Finish Nailer) on a job finishing out a commercial building renovation. The Makita AF635 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is […]

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Porter-Cable Announces New Tile Saws

New tiles saws ideal for professionals and DIYers TOWSON, MD (January 2, 2018) – PORTER-CABLE® announces new, innovative cordless and corded table top tile saws for professionals and DIYers. Both the 20V MAX* Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCC780LA) and 7” Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCE980) feature a sliding cart, providing accuracy and stability […]

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Milwaukee M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit Review

M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit Good lighting is essential to all trades and automotive work is no different. With the significant advancements in LED lighting the lighting solutions available today are quite impressive. Milwaukee recently released the M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit focused on the automotive industry and home users that love to turn a […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Hilti Advanced Compact Battery B22/3.0

Light in weight. Heavy in performance. Plano, Texas – Nov. 22, 2017 – The new Hilti advanced compact battery B22/3.0 packs powerful performance with a dramatic reduction in weight. Comparable in application performance to an industrial class battery, the B22/3.0 offers superior tool usability and reduced worker fatigue in a broad range of applications. Weighing […]

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STIHL – Pick Your Power

STIHL Battery Powered Chainsaws While STIHL is knows for it’s powerful and reliable line of gas powered chainsaws they also offer a wide range of battery powered chainsaws. Designed with homeowners, maintenance workers and landscapers their lineup of battery powered chainsaws is impressive. We recently tested three different models across two different battery platforms to […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions Milwaukee continues to expand their offering of lighting solutions designed for tradesmen. With the advancement of LED lights and lithium-ion battery platforms job site lighting solutions have exploded in recent years. This year Milwaukee has expanded their lighting with personal lighting solutions that workers either wear or carry on their person […]

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Milwaukee Expands Safety Warning High Demand Batteries

Milwaukee Expands Warnings – M18™ High Demand 9.0 Battery Packs MILWAUKEE, WI – JUNE 29, 2017 – In consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), Milwaukee Tool is voluntarily expanding the warnings and instructions of its M18™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 battery pack (model no. 48-11-1890). The expanded product warnings address situations that could […]

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