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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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Tools For Everyone This Year Each year we create a fun Holiday Gift Guide that shows off some of our favorite tools and suggestions for gifts. The guide covers everything from simple DIY’er type tools all the way up to very expensive must have tools for contractors. This year’s guide offers up a wide selection […]

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Powermatic® Introduces New 15″ Bandsaw

New 15-Inch Powermatic PM1500 Bandsaw Blends Top Cutting Capacity with Innovative Features Lavergne, TN – Powermatic® engineers didn’t skimp when they designed the new PM1500, 15” Bandsaw as the little brother of the popular PM1800, 18” model, which is the gold standard in commercial woodworking shops across the country. Just like its elite 18” sibling, […]

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JET Introduces New Cabinet Saw with 80 Inch Cast-Iron Table

JET 12 in. XACTA™ Saw LaVergne, TN – Woodworkers and wood shops wanting to upgrade their table saw couldn’t have picked a better time. JET® has introduced a new cabinet saw featuring a massive 80 in. precision ground cast iron table with a beveled front edge. The JET 12 in. XACTA™ Saw has a 31-1/2 […]

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Bosch and Simpson Strong-Tie Form Alliance

Industry Powerhouses Team Up To Offer Solutions To Concrete Industry This week brings some exciting news from the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and Simpson Strong-Tie. They are joining forces with a strategic alliance that allows them to work very closely with each other on sales and product development. If you work in the concrete industry […]

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DEWALT Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer (DW083K) Preview

DEWALT® Launches New Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer for Commercial Framing Applications TOWSON, Md. (October 22, 2012) –DEWALT announces the launch of their new Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer (DW083K).  The DW083K is ideal for users on commercial jobsites who need to perform framing, electrical and mechanical alignment and door and window installation applications. The durable 3-Beam […]

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DEWALT 20V Max Jigsaw Review

DEWALT 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Jigsaw, Model DCS331L1 DEWALT continues to role out new tools in their 20 Volt cordless line-up and the latest to hit our shop is Model DCS331L1 Cordless Jigsaw. The newly improved 20V Li-ion battery cell is quickly becoming the tool of choice for Contractors who require long run time, powerful applications […]

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DEWALT Announces New HEPA Dust Extractor Vacuum (DWV012)

DEWALT Dust Extractor Vacuum – Model DWV012 With all the new Federal and State laws about working with Lead Paint and other toxic construction debris it’s likely we’ll be seeing all kinds of new vacuums capable of handling fine particle sizes. Today DEWALT introduced their latest vacuum which includes a HEPA Filter allowing contractors to […]

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Delta Adds Two New Bench Gringers Including 6-Inch and 8-Inch Models

Delta Bench Grinders: 8-inch, Model 23-199 and 6-inch, Model 23-198 DELTA®Power Equipment Corporation recently introduced two more new products to their lineup including an 8-inch, Model 23-199 and a 6-inch, Model 23-198 Bench Grinders. Details include cast iron bases and powerful 2-1/2 and 5.0 HP motors. These are clearly built for long life and regular […]

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RYOBI’s Next Generaton of Lithium-Ion

RYOBI Signals End of Ni-Cd Battery Platform for Cordless Tools It was only a matter of time and it appears Ryobiwill make a significant push to end the life of Ni-Cd batteries. This kamagra without a prescription week they introduced a new line-up of Lithium-Ion batteries and revamped the pricing significantly. The new offering will […]

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New Makita 18V LXT® Random Orbit Sander

LXOB01 Runs Up To 40 Minutes On a Single Charge La Mirada, CA– Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5″ Random Orbit […]

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