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

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Head-To-Head

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw One of the most widely used power tools for carpenters is the table saw. For carpenters that don’t work exclusively in the shop a portable jobsite table saw is essential. For this Head-to-Head we’re focusing on corded portable 10″ jobsite table saws. We are not including cordless table saws in […]

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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 Introduces M12 Compact Cut Off Tool

Milwaukee Introduces M12 Compact Cut Off Tool Earlier this year at Milwaukee Tool’s annual New Product Symposium we saw many updated tools and a few new tools. The compact cut off tool was one of the new tools. It looked like a tiny circular saw but with small grinder wheels attached. At first glance it […]

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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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    Tool Reviews by Brand

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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

    DEWALT 20V Corded/Cordless Inflator DCC0201

    DEWALT 20V Inflator Inflators, the smaller cousins of air compressors, are designed mostly to inflate tires but they have a more specialized function. The idea behind tire inflators are that they are more portable than the air compressors. The large compressors usually have tanks and wheels and so on, so they are not exactly built […]

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    Hand Tools

    New Klein Folding Jab Saw

    Klein Folding Jab Saw Enables Safer Storage and Faster Cutting July 10, 2018 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Klein Folding Jab Saw, which folds smartly into its comfort-grip handle, enabling safer storage and eliminating puncture holes in tool bags. Additional features include triple ground teeth to cut on […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Bosch Laser Measuring

    Bosch Blaze GCL 2-160 Laser Level and GLM 50 C Measuring Equipment On a recent commercial construction job, our project team was working with the framing and masonry subcontractors to solve a logistics and layout problem. Our stone exterior wall system is positioned and supported on a back-up aluminum extrusion clip system that holds the […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Milwaukee Compact Cut Off Tool -1

    Milwaukee Introduces M12 Compact Cut Off Tool

    Milwaukee Introduces M12 Compact Cut Off Tool Earlier this year at Milwaukee Tool’s annual New Product Symposium we saw many updated tools and a few new tools. The compact cut off tool was one of the new tools. It looked like a tiny circular saw but with small grinder wheels attached. At first glance it […]

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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 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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