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

Milwaukee 0885-20 M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Review Job-site dust can be a big deal. Dust can affect your personal health or your companies professional image. As a remodeling contractor we work hard at keeping dust out of occupied homes we work on. As a result, we use our vacuums for spot, and area cleanups, as […]

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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

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    New Craftsman Mechanics Tools Introduced

    Just over a year and a half ago, Stanley Black and Decker (SBD) bought Craftsman from Sears. Since then they have been busy lining up retailers to sell the tools as well as developing the products. At the recent Craftsman Media Event, they announced over 1200 new tools. New Craftsman mechanics tools make up about […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Cross Line Green Laser Comparison Dewalt vs. Bosch vs. Stabilia

    Green Laser Comparison Laser and plumb levels are becoming more and more popular in the residential and commercial construction world these past few years.  As a remodeling tool, laser and plumb levels, save time and improve accuracy by stepping up precision in your projects. This article is a cross line green laser comparison Dewalt vs. Bosch […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee 0885-20 M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Review Job-site dust can be a big deal. Dust can affect your personal health or your companies professional image. As a remodeling contractor we work hard at keeping dust out of occupied homes we work on. As a result, we use our vacuums for spot, and area cleanups, as […]

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    Automotive

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    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 HSA 25 Garden Shears

    Stihl HSA 25 Cordless Garden Shears The Stihl HSA 25 Garden Shears is a battery-powered, low weight and ultra-short cutting tool designed for tight access, versatile and precise trimming tasks. STIHL Quality Gears We were impressed that the transmission inside the STIHL HSA 25 is made of high-grade metal gears. These gears certainly look like they’ve […]

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