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.

Head-To-Head

Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill

Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill – Head -to-Head Arguably the most used tool of any trade and probably the most common power tool among homeowners and DIYer’s the ½” cordless drill is as common as it is useful, and versatile. The pistol grip cordless drill was developed by Black and Decker in 1961, but didn’t […]

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Saws

SkilSaw Super Sawsquatch 16-5/16” Worm Drive Saw Review

SkilSaw SPT70V-11 16-5/16″ Magnesium Super Sawsquatch Worm Drive Saw There are two types of carpenters in this world. Those who prefer their circular saw blade oriented on the right, and those who prefer it on the left. I most certainly fall into the latter group. I exclusively used worm drive saws for years while I […]

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Cordless Tools

The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver

The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver 2450 Review ** This is an older model tool ** Today’s cordless tool market continues to evolve at a blistering pace and the The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver is an outstanding product of that evolution. My earliest memory of using a cordless drill is a Makita […]

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Tool Accessories

New Rockler Ceiling Track System

Ceiling Track System for Garage and Work Shops from Rockler We just had to share this exciting new product from Rockler that looks extremely useful for helping clear some clutter over your work bench. This is definitely something I may try in my shop. Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a ceiling […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Ryobi Cordless Airstrike 23-Gauge Pin Nailer (Model P318) Review

Ryobi Cordless 23 Gauge Pin Nailer Model P318 Review The Ryobi pin nailer is just another example of Ryobi’s design team’s commitment to developing tools that are not yet widespread in the tool industry. Ryobi’s cordless air nailer line,AirStrike, was expanded in the last few months when they released their P-318 Cordless 23 Gauge Pinner. […]

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    Power Tools

    RIDGID 10 Inch Sliding Miter Saw R4210 Review

    RIDGID 10 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw 10 inch dual bevel miter saws fill a huge percentage of job site miter saws. RIDGID recently released a new 10″ dual bevel sliding miter saw which replaces an older model MS255SR. This is a completely new design that features an impressive 0-70° left and right miter […]

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    Air Tools

    Hitachi EC28M Ultra Quiet Compressor Review

    Hitachi EC28M Ultra Quiet Compressor Review Back in February of 2018, we attended a media event for Hitachi Power Tools. It was during this event that we first got a chance to try out the MultiVolt tools as well as learn about the name change to Metabo HPT. At this event we also got to […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Empire Level Upgrades Rafter, Framing and Combination Squares

    New Squares from Empire Level MUKWONAGO, WI – Committed to developing layout and measurement solutions that provide trusted accuracy from project planning through project finish, Empire Level is proud to introduce the next generation of its industry-leading TRUE BLUE® Rafter, Framing, and Combination squares. The new squares are designed with an array of best-in-class enhancements, […]

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    Cordless Tools

    The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver

    The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver 2450 Review ** This is an older model tool ** Today’s cordless tool market continues to evolve at a blistering pace and the The Milwaukee M12 ¼” Hex Impact Driver is an outstanding product of that evolution. My earliest memory of using a cordless drill is a Makita […]

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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

    Milwaukee OPE

    Milwaukee Expands OPE Lineup With Attachment System

    Milwaukee Expands OPE Lineup With Attachment System It was back in June of 2016 at NPS 16 when Milwuakee first introduced outdoor power equipment (OPE) to the M18 lineup. They started with just 3 tools, a hedge trimmer, blower, and string trimmer. A modest introduction that hasn’t seen any additions to the line until NPS […]

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