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 CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw Review

Bosch CM8S Miter Saw I’ve been a huge fan of Bosch miter saws for years. One of the only “gripes” I’ve had with their saws has been weight and portability for contractors on the move. With the introduction of their all new CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw that concern is starting to wane. […]

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Ridgid MS1290LZA Miter Saw Review

RIDGID 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw – Model MS1290LZA Over the years I’ve tested a fair number of miter saws so I was eager to try my first Ridgid. I’m a huge fan of the Ridgid brand and consider them to be a hidden jewel in our industry. They sent me their 12″ sliding compound […]

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Energizer® Hard Case® Professional® Lights

Updated Line of Lights From Energizer Starting in November of 2014, an updated line of Energizer® Hard Case® Professional® lights will be hitting the market. The first generation of these lights were really great, so I was eager to check out this new updated line. Energizer sent me two of the new lights to check […]

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New Bosch Drills Offer Active Response Technology™

Bosch’s Active Response Technology™ One of the exciting new product features that Bosch is introducing this year is their Active Response Technology™. This year at the 2014 World of Concrete I had a chance to experience this new technology and I was blown away. Have you ever been using a heavy duty drill when it […]

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Bosch JS572EBL Jig Saw Review – 7.2 Amp Barrel Grip

Bosch Barrel-Grip Jig Saw I only recently became a fan of barrel-grip jig saws. Now they are the only type of jig saw that I use so I was pretty excited to get my hands on the latest version from Bosch, the JS572EBL. The Bosch JS572EBL jig saw is an update of the popular JS470EB […]

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MAKITA 36 Volt Circular Saw Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win Makita XSH01X/Z Cordless circular saws are really evolving into powerhouse tools and Makita is making a big splash with the XSH01X/Z, a 36 volt circular saw featuring a full 7-1/4″ blade and corded power. This unique new offering uses two (2) 18V batteries instead of a single 36V battery. […]

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DEWALT’s New Anti-Vibration & Anti-Rotational Technology in Hammer Drills

New Line of DEWALT Hammer Drills Back in January I had a chance to get my hands on this new line of hammer drills that use anti-vibration and anti-rotation technology and I was very impressed. With a continued emphasis on producing safer power tools these new hammer drills are sure to be very popular with […]

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Klein Tools New All-Purpose Pliers J206-8C Preview

Combines Functions of Wire Strippers and Long-Nose Pliers in One Tool March 18, 2014 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, introduces the All-Purpose Pliers, a more durable wire stripping tool that also has the functionality of a long-nose pliers. The All-Purpose Pliers (Cat. No. J206-8C) can strip, cut, and loop 8-16 […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL™ HACKZALL® Preview

Milwaukee Expands Popular M12 FUEL Lineup As I noted earlier this year, Milwaukee has impressed me more than any other tool company in the last year and that’s largely due to their M12 and M18 FUEL line of cordless tools. Today they announced another 12 volt tool to the platform with their M12 FUEL™ HACKZALL®. […]

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Bosch PS32 12V Max EC Brushless Drill Driver Review

Bosch PS32 12V Brushless 3/8” Drill/Driver Bosch has been a bit slow to roll out their brushless line but the wait seems to be worth it. They recently sent us the Bosch PS32 Drill Driver to review. The 12V Max, 3/8″ EC Brushless Drill Driver (model PS32) is a compact drill designed for small fastening […]

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