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 6-1/2 Circular Saw

6-1/2″ Circular Saw Head to Head | 2022 Commonly referred to as a “Trim Saw” the 6-1/2″ cordless circular saw is useful for more than just cutting trim. Most 6-1/2″ saws have a blade-left design which many trim carpenters feel offers a better line of sight, ensuring accurate cutting. They’re the same tool as their […]

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Power Tools

Ryobi 12.5″ Thickness Planer Review

Ryobi 12.5″ 15Amp/120V Benchtop Thickness Planer (Model AP1305) Thickness planers, as we discussed in detail in our TBB benchtop planer Head-to-Head, are invaluable time and money-saving tools. They are also an essential tool for any woodworker looking to take on finish work projects like furniture or cabinetry building. Thickness planers ensure a uniform thickness for […]

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Cordless Tools

Hilti SIW 8-22 ½” Cordless Impact Wrench Review

Hilti SIW 8-22 NURON Cordless Impact Wrench Hilti’s new NURON battery platform comes with a wide range of new redesigned tools to take advantage of the new batteries. The new SIW 8-22 1/2″ Cordless Impact Wrench is a tool that takes advantage of the new battery platform and offers increased performance over previous similar models. […]

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Lawn & Garden

ECHO CS-7310P Chainsaw Review

ECHO CS-7310P Gas-Powered Chainsaw Last year, ECHO announced the new CS-7310P gas-powered chainsaw. This saw is touted as ECHO’s most powerful chainsaw available in North America. With a 73.5cc engine, the CS-7310P is breaking into the category of large (70cc+) professional-grade saws for tree felling or large wood processing. This is not a saw intended […]

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Measuring & Layout

OX Tools Tradesman Level Series Review

OX Tools Tradesman Level Series Back in 2016 the crew of Tool Box Buzz ran a Head to Head on the Best Construction Level. We had 4 industry-leading brands in that H2H. Fast forward to 2022 we are still seeking out the best of the best when it comes to precision levels. OX Tools recently […]

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    Power Tools

    Ryobi 12.5″ Thickness Planer Review

    Ryobi 12.5″ 15Amp/120V Benchtop Thickness Planer (Model AP1305) Thickness planers, as we discussed in detail in our TBB benchtop planer Head-to-Head, are invaluable time and money-saving tools. They are also an essential tool for any woodworker looking to take on finish work projects like furniture or cabinetry building. Thickness planers ensure a uniform thickness for […]

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    Air Tools

    Paslode 1-1/2″ Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer Review

    Paslode F150S-PP Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer Paslode has introduced a new more compact positive placement metal connector nailer with the release of model F150S-PP. This new design features a more compact size along with a re-designed driver blade to prevent jams. Weighing in at just over 6 lbs this new positive placement nailer is […]

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    Hand Tools

    Rockler Spring-Loaded Clamp Review

    Rockler Spring-Loaded One-Handed Bar Clamp As a contractor and woodworker, you can never own enough clamps. New to the workshop clamping scene is the Rockler spring-loaded clamp. This clamp features a spring mechanism that closes the jaws with a squeeze of the trigger, leaving your other hand free to position parts – something that I […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    OX Tools Tradesman Level Series Review

    OX Tools Tradesman Level Series Back in 2016 the crew of Tool Box Buzz ran a Head to Head on the Best Construction Level. We had 4 industry-leading brands in that H2H. Fast forward to 2022 we are still seeking out the best of the best when it comes to precision levels. OX Tools recently […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Hilti SIW 8-22 ½” Cordless Impact Wrench Review

    Hilti SIW 8-22 NURON Cordless Impact Wrench Hilti’s new NURON battery platform comes with a wide range of new redesigned tools to take advantage of the new batteries. The new SIW 8-22 1/2″ Cordless Impact Wrench is a tool that takes advantage of the new battery platform and offers increased performance over previous similar models. […]

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    Automotive

    Magnum Rear Rack System Review

    Magnum Rear Rack System Review In May of 2021, we teamed up with the Shyft Group and did an in-depth review of the Magnum Headache Rack. Recently we teamed up with the Shyft Group again, this time for the Rear Rack System which works in conjunction with the Headache rack. Anyone who utilizes their truck […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    ECHO CS-7310P Chainsaw Review

    ECHO CS-7310P Chainsaw Review

    ECHO CS-7310P Gas-Powered Chainsaw Last year, ECHO announced the new CS-7310P gas-powered chainsaw. This saw is touted as ECHO’s most powerful chainsaw available in North America. With a 73.5cc engine, the CS-7310P is breaking into the category of large (70cc+) professional-grade saws for tree felling or large wood processing. This is not a saw intended […]

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