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 Barrel Grip Jigsaw – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw – Comparison Testing As we recently pointed out, we love jigsaws for their ability to quickly and seamlessly customize shapes and sizes of lumber or trim. We recently had the chance to finish round 1 of our Best D-Handle Jigsaw Head-to-Head featuring a variety of battery-powered D-handled jigsaws.  But D-handle […]

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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

Makita XWT17 1/2″ Brushless Impact Wrench Review

Makita XWT17 18V Brushless Mid‑Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Review  I was instantly impressed with the Makita XWT17 18V LXT Brushless 4‑Speed Mid‑Torque 1/2″ Sq. Drive W/ Friction Ring Anvil  Impact Wrench, as soon as I took it out of the box. It felt sturdy like an Impact Wrench should, but at the same time, it […]

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Lawn & Garden

Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Zero-Turn Mower Review

Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Model RY48140 Zero-Turn Electric Mower Review Editors Note: This mower is a significant investment for users so we tested two separate units with two different editors. Wes reviewed one and is the primary editor on this review. Todd Fratzel, Editor-in-Chief, also reviewed and unit and contributed to this article. It is […]

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Measuring & Layout

KCI Tools Squi.Jigs and StealthMounts review

KCI Tools Squi.Jigs (1 1/4″ & 3″) and StealthMount Battery & Tool Mounts (DEWALT 20V and Milwaukee M18 & M12) It’s easy to focus on the big-ticket items in the workshop or on the job site, but sometimes the right accessory and jig is really what makes all the difference. Recently I got the chance […]

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    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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    Milwaukee Flex-Head Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set

    Milwaukee Flex-Head Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set Review Milwaukee has expanded their wrench line with new Flex-Head ratcheting wrenches. These new wrenches come as a 15 piece SAE (Model 48-22-9413) and a 15 piece METRIC set (Model 48-22-9513). The wrenches are chrome plated and have an incredibly comfortable I-beam handle design that feels great to hold. […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    KCI Tools Squi.Jigs and StealthMounts review

    KCI Tools Squi.Jigs (1 1/4″ & 3″) and StealthMount Battery & Tool Mounts (DEWALT 20V and Milwaukee M18 & M12) It’s easy to focus on the big-ticket items in the workshop or on the job site, but sometimes the right accessory and jig is really what makes all the difference. Recently I got the chance […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Makita XWT17 Impact Wrench

    Makita XWT17 1/2″ Brushless Impact Wrench Review

    Makita XWT17 18V Brushless Mid‑Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Review  I was instantly impressed with the Makita XWT17 18V LXT Brushless 4‑Speed Mid‑Torque 1/2″ Sq. Drive W/ Friction Ring Anvil  Impact Wrench, as soon as I took it out of the box. It felt sturdy like an Impact Wrench should, but at the same time, it […]

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    Automotive

    Ryobi 18V Automotive Tools Review

    Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Automotive Tools Ryobi has expanded their 18V One + Line-up with a few new 18V automotive-based tools and we recently tested four of them out. These tools are added to Ryobi’s highest-powered One+ HP line-up (except the sander/polished) complete with brushless motors and backward-compatible with standard 18V Ryobi batteries. Ryobi’s […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    Ryobi 48V 54" Zero Turn Mower Review

    Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Zero-Turn Mower Review

    Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Model RY48140 Zero-Turn Electric Mower Review Editors Note: This mower is a significant investment for users so we tested two separate units with two different editors. Wes reviewed one and is the primary editor on this review. Todd Fratzel, Editor-in-Chief, also reviewed and unit and contributed to this article. It is […]

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