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 Track Saw

Best Cordless Track Saw Comparison – Head-To-Head Track saws make long, precise cuts more quickly and with greater precision than table saws or circular saws. They are light, easy to transport, set up is quick and easy, and they produce extremely accurate cuts. The TBBCrew took a hard look at the major cordless track saw […]

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Power Tools

Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review

Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review A quality built sander brings a new level of professionalism to the finishing of any woodworking project. Metabo tools sent me their SXE 450 TurboTec 6″ Random Orbit Sander Model #600129420 for review to see if I can start making my projects look like less of a […]

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Cordless Tools

RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool

RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool Review While moving into a new shop and setting it up. I have been working a lot with Unistrut to create partitions, work surfaces, and ceiling mounts for exhaust and lighting. Many times, I need to cut a small amount off of a hanger rod or Unistrut section in close quarters. […]

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Tool Accessories

Bad Ass Extension Cords

Bad Ass Click-to-Lock Lighted Extension Cord Be honest how many of us learned to tie a knot in an extension cord to keep it from unplugging or to lower a tool off staging? I recently reviewed a bunch of extension cords from Bass Ass Extension Cords – yup that’s their name. I love it! Bad Ass […]

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Measuring & Layout

M1 Caliber by REEKON Tools – Review

M1 Caliber – Miter Saw Measuring Tool One of the great things about running a tool review site is we get to see lots of new products before they hit the market. Recently the folks from REEKON Tools sent us a prototype of a new product that they are launching this month called the M1 […]

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    Power Tools

    Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Sander Review

    Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review

    Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review A quality built sander brings a new level of professionalism to the finishing of any woodworking project. Metabo tools sent me their SXE 450 TurboTec 6″ Random Orbit Sander Model #600129420 for review to see if I can start making my projects look like less of a […]

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    Air Tools

    Metabo HPT 6 Gallon Pancake Air Compressor EC914S

    Metabo HPT 6 Gallon High Capacity Pancake Air Compressor  EC914S Review Metabo HPT is back at it innovating the job-site compressor with a Pro-Grade, new lighter weight, high capacity compressor called THE TANK. The Tank also called the Metabo HPT 6 Gallon Pancake Air Compressor EC914S weighs 41lbs, is engineered with the power to run a framing, […]

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    Hand Tools

    Fiskars Pro IsoCore Splitting Mauls Review

    Fiskars Pro IsoCore Splitting Mauls Review

    Fiskars Pro IsoCore Splitting Mauls Review Fiskars Pro recently added some new splitting mauls to their IsoCore line of tools. For this review I took a swing at the new 36″ 6.0 Lbs. maul and also the mini 14″ 2.5 Lbs. maul. I chose to test these models as opposed to one of their renowned […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    M1 Caliber by REEKON Tools – Review

    M1 Caliber – Miter Saw Measuring Tool One of the great things about running a tool review site is we get to see lots of new products before they hit the market. Recently the folks from REEKON Tools sent us a prototype of a new product that they are launching this month called the M1 […]

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    Cordless Tools

    RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool

    RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool Review While moving into a new shop and setting it up. I have been working a lot with Unistrut to create partitions, work surfaces, and ceiling mounts for exhaust and lighting. Many times, I need to cut a small amount off of a hanger rod or Unistrut section in close quarters. […]

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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

    Hiniker Snow Plow Factory Tour

    Hiniker Snow Plow Factory Tour Last spring we had the opportunity to visit Hiniker Snow Plow. They’re a midwest manufacturer of small Ag equipment, light truck and skid steer snow plows, and salting equipment. We were visiting them in April and were coming out of one of the longest winters I can remember. There was […]

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