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 Benchtop Thickness Planer – Head-to-Head

Best Benchtop Thickness Planer Benchtop thickness planers are an essential piece of equipment for any woodshop. These planers are an excellent option for small home woodshops and contractors that need a portable option. While not big and powerful as full size shop thickness planers, benchtop thickness planers are still very capable of effectively planing a […]

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Saws

Skilsaw Table Saw – Which One To Get?

Skilsaw Table Saw – Which One To Get? Back at the end of 2015, Skilsaw announced the first ever worm-drive table saw (SPT 70WT-22). Before that no one had ever had that geartrain in a table saw let alone a job site saw. Then just about 2 years later the brand announced another table saw (SPT […]

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Cordless Tools

Hilti Launches New 4-1/2” Cordless Angle Grinder

Hilti Releases AG 4S-A22 4-1/2” 22V Angle Grinder Everybody that is around tools for a living know that cordless power tools are quickly replacing their corded cousins on job sites everywhere. Hilti recently announced a new 22V cordless angle grinder that is aimed at replacing their corded options. Specs Disc Diameter: 5” Max Voltage: 22V […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE Impact Driver Bits

Milwaukee CARBIDE Impact Driver Bits We get lots of comments and questions from our audience about who makes the best tools. However, from our perspective a $300 power tool is just an expensive “accessory-holder.” Power tool accessories are an important consideration for all workers in the trades. High-quality power tool accessories such as drill bits, […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Milwaukee Expands M18 FUEL Nailers

M18 FUEL Framing and Brad Nailers This year at their annual Milwaukee New Product Symposium (NPS19), remodeling and carpentry trades were rewarded with an expansion of cordless nailers with two cordless framing nailers and a much needed update to their existing cordless brad nailers. M18 FUEL™ 21° and 30° Framing Nailers Milwaukee Tool continues to […]

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    Power Tools

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    Skilsaw Table Saw – Which One To Get?

    Skilsaw Table Saw – Which One To Get? Back at the end of 2015, Skilsaw announced the first ever worm-drive table saw (SPT 70WT-22). Before that no one had ever had that geartrain in a table saw let alone a job site saw. Then just about 2 years later the brand announced another table saw (SPT […]

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    Air Tools

    Metabo HPT Launches Pro Finish Nailers

    Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) Extends the Pneumatic A5 Series with the Launch of Pro Finish Nailers BRASELTON, GA. (June 14, 2019) – Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) today announced the new A5 series of pneumatic Pro Finish nailers including the NT50A5 2” 18-Gauge Pro Brad Nailer and NT65A5 2-1/2” 16-Gauge Pro Finish […]

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    Hand Tools

    Father’s Day Giveaway

    Kershaw Tool Giveaway – 022 Zero Tolerance Father’s Day is around the corner and  we’ve teamed up with Kershaw to giveaway a very cool knife to some hard working Dad’s out there. We’re giving away the smallest ZT they’ve ever made. It’s called the 022 Zero Tolerance Be sure to sign up today as this […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    PLS 180G Green Cross-Line Laser

    PLS 180G laser Review Most contractors know Pacific Laser Systems as a PLS laser, and many do not know that PLS is a Fluke company. PLS just introduced 11 new; point, line, and rotary lasers, that feature improved durability, accuracy, and performance. We took a look at the PLS 180G Green Cross-Line Laser. 3 New Lasers PLS […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Hilti Launches New 4-1/2” Cordless Angle Grinder

    Hilti Releases AG 4S-A22 4-1/2” 22V Angle Grinder Everybody that is around tools for a living know that cordless power tools are quickly replacing their corded cousins on job sites everywhere. Hilti recently announced a new 22V cordless angle grinder that is aimed at replacing their corded options. Specs Disc Diameter: 5” Max Voltage: 22V […]

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    Automotive

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    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

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    Milwaukee Chainsaw Review

    Milwaukee Chainsaw Review Back in June of 2018 we got our first look at the Milwaukee Chainsaw. It was at NPS18 and it was the first demonstration of the day. They paired the M18 Fuel Chainsaw up against a Stihl MS170, an entry level gas saw. And what do you know, the Milwaukee kicked the […]

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