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 Router – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless 18-Volt Router Advantages of a Cordless Router As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking and trim, creating chamfers, installing built-ins, mortising hinges, and sometimes to make on-the-spot moldings.  More and more contractors are cutting the cord on their job […]

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Power Tools

Bosch GET75-6N 6-Inch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander Review

Bosch GET75-6N Sander with Turbo Mode Not all random orbit sanders are equal and that’s obvious when you pick up the Bosch GET75-6N 6″ Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander. This new sander from Bosch features two modes including a Turbo mode for rapid material removal which historically hasn’t been the strong suit of random orbit sanders. […]

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Cordless Tools

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7-1/4″ Miter Saw Review

The Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review This tool review takes an in depth look at the new Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ miter saw model #C3607DRAQ4. For years Hitachi produced high quality dual rail sliding miter saws that were manufactured in Japan. Metabo HPT took over that […]

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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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    Power Tools

    Bosch GET75-6N 6-Inch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander Review

    Bosch GET75-6N Sander with Turbo Mode Not all random orbit sanders are equal and that’s obvious when you pick up the Bosch GET75-6N 6″ Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander. This new sander from Bosch features two modes including a Turbo mode for rapid material removal which historically hasn’t been the strong suit of random orbit sanders. […]

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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 0223 Knife

    Zero Tolerance 0223 Knife Review I’ve been carrying the Zero Tolerance 0223 knife for a month or two and my first impression still sticks. When I first opened this knife I said that it screamed quality – it appeared extremely well-built and was smooth to open. This knife, when open, feels like a  fixed blade […]

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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 7 1/4" Miter Saw

    Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7-1/4″ Miter Saw Review

    The Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review This tool review takes an in depth look at the new Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ miter saw model #C3607DRAQ4. For years Hitachi produced high quality dual rail sliding miter saws that were manufactured in Japan. Metabo HPT took over that […]

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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

    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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