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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Saws

Bosch GKT 13-225L Track Saw Review

Bosch GKT 13-225L Plunge Saw    I have owned a Triton track saw for three plus years. At the time I bought it, it was a great addition to my shop. Since owning a track saw, I have abandoned using my table saw for breaking down sheet goods. For me, the track saw is more […]

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Cordless Tools

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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Tool Accessories

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320 The Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 320 not only makes it easier than ever to build wood projects but it solves problems. As a carpenter and remodeling contractor I’ve been using a Kreg jig for years now. The jig I have is a single hole jig, and I use it to install refrigerator […]

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Nailer/Stapler

DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review

DEWALT 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review The TBB crew recently tested and reviewed the DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our recent Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The DEWALT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a 2.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 5lbs 2 oz. (w/o battery) and utilizes […]

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    Power Tools

    JET INTRODUCES UPGRADED 1020 BENCHTOP DRUM SANDER

    JET 1020 Benchtop Drum Sander La Vergne, TN – JET® has added a new 1020 benchtop drum sander to its class-leading drum sander family – the JET 1020 BT Drum Sander, which replaces the JET 10-20PLUS Drum Sander.  Although even more compact and lighter weight than its predecessor, the upgraded 1020 BT Drum Sander is […]

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    Air Tools

    Paslode PowerMaster Plus F350-S 

    Paslode F350-S Framing Nailer Review We recently tested nine pneumatic nailers and the Paslode PowerMaster Plus F350-S Framing Nailer was in that mix.  I’m a fan of and have been using the F350 nailer for some time and was looking forward to testing the F350-S . Paslode PowerMaster Plus Specifications Collation Type:                        Paper Depth Adjustment:                 […]

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    Hand Tools

    Kershaw MIXTAPE EDC Folding Knife

    Kershaw MIXTAPE Model 2050 Folding Knife Review

    The Kershaw MIXTAPE 2050 Folding Knife Review Let’s be clear. This is not your good times mix you used to play in your Firebird on a Saturday night. But it is just as AWESOME! Kershaw is a manufacturer of high quality knives that offers styles that fit all budgets and tastes. The new MIXTAPE model […]

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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

    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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    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

    DEWALT 20V String Trimmer

    DEWALT 20V String Trimmer DCST920P1 Review  This review will detail the DEWALT 20V String Trimmer kit model #DCST920P1 which includes a 5.0 Ah battery and charger.  At the time of publishing this trimmer is a midpoint offering in the Dewalt OPE string trimmer line situated above the newly released DCST925M1 and the more powerful Flexvolt […]

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