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 One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head

Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saws Cordless one-handed reciprocating saws are a fairly new category compared to the long-standing king of demolition in full-size reciprocating saws. Born out of the desire for smaller, more compact tools, the one-handed reciprocating saw has become extremely popular with plumbing and mechanical contractors. For this head-to-head comparison six one-handed reciprocating saws […]

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Power Tools

Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener

Work Sharp Ken Onion and KTS Knife and Tool Sharpener What’s more dangerous than a sharp knife?  That’s simple, it’s a dull knife! Dull knives are dangerous because a dull blade requires more force to cut and can result in blade slipping off and missing the cut. A sharp blade is predictable. We’ve been using the Work […]

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Cordless Tools

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 3″ Duplex Nailer Preview

Metabo HPT Model NR3675DD Duplex Nailer During our visit to the 2020 World of Concrete we visited the Metabo HPT booth and found a new tool that really impressed us. In fact, it was the most impressive tool we found at the entire show! Every once and awhile I see a tool and ask myself […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Nitrus vs Diablo Amped Reciprocating Blades

Milwaukee Nitrus vs Diablo Amped Reciprocating Blade Head-To-Head Test As a remodeling contractor I can tell you my life would be miserable without my reciprocating saw. Reciprocating saws are used at all levels of construction, they are probably seen the most in the remodeling and demolition stages of a project. While the reciprocating saw is […]

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Measuring & Layout

New Crescent Lufkin Control Series Tapes

Crescent Lufkin Upgrades Tape Measures Control Series Tapes Sparks, Md.—Crescent Lufkin® has launched the Control Series of tape measures, the next generation of tapes that combine a professional feel and finish with the innovations that tradespeople need. The new features are designed to help tackle issues that other tape measures can’t, helping users get the […]

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    Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener

    Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener

    Work Sharp Ken Onion and KTS Knife and Tool Sharpener What’s more dangerous than a sharp knife?  That’s simple, it’s a dull knife! Dull knives are dangerous because a dull blade requires more force to cut and can result in blade slipping off and missing the cut. A sharp blade is predictable. We’ve been using the Work […]

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    Air Tools

    SENCO FramePro Framing Nailer

    SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer Review Recently the crew at Tool Box Buzz put this SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer up against 8 of it’s top competitors in our Best Framing Nailer Head-to- Head.  While the SENCO did not come out on top it was very competitive in all categories.  Let’s […]

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    Hand Tools

    Zero Tolerance Knife 0308

    Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife Review

    Zero Tolerance Knife 0308 I’m a HUGE fan of ZT Knives, because of their quality. My preference for pocket knives is small, so I hesitated when I saw the size of the Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife. The ZT 0308 knife measures 8.9 in. (24.1 cm) and weighs 6.9 ounces. It has a beefy frame lock flipper […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    New Crescent Lufkin Control Series Tapes

    Crescent Lufkin Upgrades Tape Measures Control Series Tapes Sparks, Md.—Crescent Lufkin® has launched the Control Series of tape measures, the next generation of tapes that combine a professional feel and finish with the innovations that tradespeople need. The new features are designed to help tackle issues that other tape measures can’t, helping users get the […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 3″ Duplex Nailer Preview

    Metabo HPT Model NR3675DD Duplex Nailer During our visit to the 2020 World of Concrete we visited the Metabo HPT booth and found a new tool that really impressed us. In fact, it was the most impressive tool we found at the entire show! Every once and awhile I see a tool and ask myself […]

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    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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    Makita X2 LXT Top Handle Chainsaw

    Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Cordless Chainsaw Review

    Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Chainsaw Model XCU08 Review Makita has expanded their battery powered outdoor power equipment line with their new X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle cordless chainsaw. Any arborist, tree cutter, or landscaper will tell you the benefits of a compact top handle chainsaw. They are second to none when it comes […]

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