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 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

Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool

Metabo W 12-125 HD CED PLUS 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool is a Real Problem Solver The old adage that “Stuff Happens” is alive and well in the construction industry. Well, I cured my most recent construction site “stuff” with the Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool. Fixing Bad Concrete I had to fix […]

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Cordless Tools

Diablo SANDNET Sanding Discs

Diablo SANDNET Reusable Sanding Discs  SandNet™ sanding discs for Orbital and Dual-Action (DA) Sanders. Featuring Advanced Sanding Technology, the free-flow net design of Diablo SandNet™ sanding discs offers an impressive 10 times longer life versus standard sanding discs; a significant reduction of disc changes on the job for enhanced productivity to save the Pro time […]

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Tool Accessories

Diablo SANDNET Sanding Discs

Diablo SANDNET Reusable Sanding Discs  SandNet™ sanding discs for Orbital and Dual-Action (DA) Sanders. Featuring Advanced Sanding Technology, the free-flow net design of Diablo SandNet™ sanding discs offers an impressive 10 times longer life versus standard sanding discs; a significant reduction of disc changes on the job for enhanced productivity to save the Pro time […]

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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

    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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    Air Tools

    Ridgid 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Review 

    Ridgid OF150200A – 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Larger air compressors make many operations go smoothly on the construction job site and in the workshop.  They improve overall production performance and operation versatility. High capacity compressors are useful for a multitude of applications including finish and trim carpentry, framing, roofing, flooring, siding, decking, and all […]

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    Hand Tools

    Wilton Tradesman 1755 Bench Vise

    Wilton Tools Model 1755 Tradesman 5 1⁄2” Bench Vise Review My vises are all hand-me down cast iron monsters from my grandfather and father that were pulled out of old barns and garages, only to be put back to use. After using the new Wilton Tools Tradesman series of benchtop vises, I can’t go back […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Milwaukee Introduces REDSTICK™ Digital Levels

    Milwaukee® Introduces New Measurement Technology with REDSTICK™ Digital Levels MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to develop new technology for enhanced jobsite productivity with the introduction of REDSTICK™ Digital Levels w/ PINPOINT™ Measurement Technology. With a dynamic, 360° full-color display, a proprietary calibration process, and powered by Milwaukee’s USB REDLITHIUM™ battery, REDSTICK™ Digital Levels provide the […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Diablo SANDNET Sanding Discs

    Diablo SANDNET Reusable Sanding Discs  SandNet™ sanding discs for Orbital and Dual-Action (DA) Sanders. Featuring Advanced Sanding Technology, the free-flow net design of Diablo SandNet™ sanding discs offers an impressive 10 times longer life versus standard sanding discs; a significant reduction of disc changes on the job for enhanced productivity to save the Pro time […]

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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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