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.

Head-To-Head

Cordless Jobsite Table Saw Head-To-Head

Cordless Table Saw – DEWALT vs. Milwaukee We recently tested portable job-site table saws in our Head-T0-Head to determine the Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw, however we excluded the cordless saws. In this head-to-head we’re pitting the two current cordless table saws against each other. The DEWALT 60V FlexVolt DCS7485T1 8-1/4″ against the Milwaukee M18 […]

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Saws

SkilSaw Super Sawsquatch 16-5/16” Worm Drive Saw Review

SkilSaw SPT70V-11 16-5/16″ Magnesium Super Sawsquatch Worm Drive Saw There are two types of carpenters in this world. Those who prefer their circular saw blade oriented on the right, and those who prefer it on the left. I most certainly fall into the latter group. I exclusively used worm drive saws for years while I […]

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Cordless Tools

DeWALT Heavy Duty Walkie-Talkies

Dewalt DXFRS300 Rechargeable 2-Way Radios For the Job Site We recently took the Heavy Duty Dewalt Walkie-Talkie to one of our crew members commercial job site to see how they worked. The site is the home of the Boston Pipefitters Local 537 Training facility and is a 5-story steel and concrete building on a 70,000 […]

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Tool Accessories

New Rockler Ceiling Track System

Ceiling Track System for Garage and Work Shops from Rockler We just had to share this exciting new product from Rockler that looks extremely useful for helping clear some clutter over your work bench. This is definitely something I may try in my shop. Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a ceiling […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Ryobi Cordless Airstrike 23-Gauge Pin Nailer (Model P318) Review

Ryobi Cordless 23 Gauge Pin Nailer Model P318 Review The Ryobi pin nailer is just another example of Ryobi’s design team’s commitment to developing tools that are not yet widespread in the tool industry. Ryobi’s cordless air nailer line,AirStrike, was expanded in the last few months when they released their P-318 Cordless 23 Gauge Pinner. […]

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    Power Tools

    Graco FinishPro HVLP-1

    Graco FinishPro HVLP 9.5 Pro Contractor Series Paint Sprayer

    Graco FinishPro HVLP 9.5 Pro Contractor Series Paint Sprayer When the Graco FinishPro HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) system first showed up at my doorstep 6 months ago. My first thought was, “Oh crap.” I didn’t know this tool was on the way for review, I thought we were going to be testing one of […]

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    Air Tools

    Hitachi EC28M Ultra Quiet Compressor Review

    Hitachi EC28M Ultra Quiet Compressor Review Back in February of 2018, we attended a media event for Hitachi Power Tools. It was during this event that we first got a chance to try out the MultiVolt tools as well as learn about the name change to Metabo HPT. At this event we also got to […]

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    Hand Tools

    Dewalt 41-Inch Mobile Workbench

    DEWALT 41-Inch Steel Mobile Workbench DWST24192 Review I use to store tools and equipment in anything I had in the shop – milk crates were my favorite, and mud buckets sat in the #2 spot. The tools really took a beating and I was always wasting time looking in containers for tools. Since then, I […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Empire Level Upgrades Rafter, Framing and Combination Squares

    New Squares from Empire Level MUKWONAGO, WI – Committed to developing layout and measurement solutions that provide trusted accuracy from project planning through project finish, Empire Level is proud to introduce the next generation of its industry-leading TRUE BLUE® Rafter, Framing, and Combination squares. The new squares are designed with an array of best-in-class enhancements, […]

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    Cordless Tools

    DeWALT Heavy Duty Walkie-Talkies

    Dewalt DXFRS300 Rechargeable 2-Way Radios For the Job Site We recently took the Heavy Duty Dewalt Walkie-Talkie to one of our crew members commercial job site to see how they worked. The site is the home of the Boston Pipefitters Local 537 Training facility and is a 5-story steel and concrete building on a 70,000 […]

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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

    Stihl MS462 -1

    Stihl MS462 C-M Debuted At GIE 2018

    Stihl MS462 C-M Debuted At GIE 2018 When I was a kid, time seemed to pass slowly by. As an adult it’s a different story altogether, time seems to go by in a blur. Years pass by in the blink of an eye… except this last one. I’ve been waiting for the Stihl MS462 C-M […]

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