Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Welcome to Tool Box Buzz! A website dedicated to in depth coverage of tool industry news from the perspective of real PROFESSIONALS. Two seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel and Robert Robillard head up a team of Pros and Serious DIY editors offering: editorials, product reviews, and high quality videos. Our team of Pros have daily access to all types of residential and commercial construction projects including: renovations, remodeling, demolition and new construction.

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Head-To-Head

Best Cordless Router – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless 18-Volt Router Advantages of a Cordless Router As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking and trim, creating chamfers, installing built-ins, mortising hinges, and sometimes to make on-the-spot moldings.  More and more contractors are cutting the cord on their job […]

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Power Tools

Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter Review

Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter from Hypertherm Hypertherm recently sent us their Powermax45® XP plasma cutter from their best-selling Powermax® portable plasma systems. The Powermax45 XP plasma cutter is an updated version over their older best-selling Powermax45®. This updated model includes thicker cut capacity, faster cut speeds, and an automatic gas adjustment system. For small fabrication […]

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Cordless Tools

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Vacuum Review

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Brushless Wet/Dry Pod Style Vacuum Metabo HPT Model Number RP3608DAQ4M This tool review takes an in-depth look at the new 36V MultiVolt cordless wet/dry vacuum from Metabo HPT model number RP3608DAQ4M. A clean shop or work area is a telltale sign of skilled professional. This is extremely difficult as the  construction […]

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Tool Accessories

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320 The Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320 not only makes it easier than ever to build wood projects but it solves problems. As a carpenter and remodeling contractor I’ve been using a Kreg jig for years now. The jig I have is a single hole jig, and I use it to install refrigerator […]

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Measuring & Layout

New Crescent Lufkin Control Series Tapes

Crescent Lufkin Upgrades Tape Measures Control Series Tapes Sparks, Md.—Crescent Lufkin® has launched the Control Series of tape measures, the next generation of tapes that combine a professional feel and finish with the innovations that tradespeople need. The new features are designed to help tackle issues that other tape measures can’t, helping users get the […]

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    Power Tools

    Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter Review

    Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter from Hypertherm Hypertherm recently sent us their Powermax45® XP plasma cutter from their best-selling Powermax® portable plasma systems. The Powermax45 XP plasma cutter is an updated version over their older best-selling Powermax45®. This updated model includes thicker cut capacity, faster cut speeds, and an automatic gas adjustment system. For small fabrication […]

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    Air Tools

    SENCO FramePro Framing Nailer

    SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer Review Recently the crew at Tool Box Buzz put this SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer up against 8 of it’s top competitors in our Best Framing Nailer Head-to- Head.  While the SENCO did not come out on top it was very competitive in all categories.  Let’s […]

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    Hand Tools

    Zero Tolerance 0223 Knife

    Zero Tolerance 0223 Knife Review I’ve been carrying the Zero Tolerance 0223 knife for a month or two and my first impression still sticks. When I first opened this knife I said that it screamed quality – it appeared extremely well-built and was smooth to open. This knife, when open, feels like a  fixed blade […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    New Crescent Lufkin Control Series Tapes

    Crescent Lufkin Upgrades Tape Measures Control Series Tapes Sparks, Md.—Crescent Lufkin® has launched the Control Series of tape measures, the next generation of tapes that combine a professional feel and finish with the innovations that tradespeople need. The new features are designed to help tackle issues that other tape measures can’t, helping users get the […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Cordless Brushless Vacuum

    Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Vacuum Review

    Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Brushless Wet/Dry Pod Style Vacuum Metabo HPT Model Number RP3608DAQ4M This tool review takes an in-depth look at the new 36V MultiVolt cordless wet/dry vacuum from Metabo HPT model number RP3608DAQ4M. A clean shop or work area is a telltale sign of skilled professional. This is extremely difficult as the  construction […]

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    Automotive

    Milwaukee Stubby Impacts -10

    Milwaukee Stubby Impact Wrenches

    Milwaukee Stubby Impact Wrenches At NPS18 we saw a few surprises but one of the biggest was the new Milwaukee stubby impact wrenches. While some brand’s 12V lines fade into obscurity, Milwaukee still has their foot on the gas adding more tools to the already venerable M12 line. Read on for all the details. Features […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    DEWALT 20V String Trimmer

    DEWALT 20V String Trimmer DCST920P1 Review  This review will detail the DEWALT 20V String Trimmer kit model #DCST920P1 which includes a 5.0 Ah battery and charger.  At the time of publishing this trimmer is a midpoint offering in the Dewalt OPE string trimmer line situated above the newly released DCST925M1 and the more powerful Flexvolt […]

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