Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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Sub-Compact Cordless Tools – Worth Another Look

Sub-Compact Cordless Tools Cordless tools continue to change and advance at warp speed leaving many users standing in the power tool isle overwhelmed with choices. Making things even more overwhelming is the extensive range of cordless tools from sub-compact up to high demand heavy duty tools. One of the categories that seems to generate questions […]

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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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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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New Milwaukee Personal Safety Solutions

Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, Safety Vests, Respirators, Hearing Protection, Gloves & Lanyards MILWAUKEE, WI—Milwaukee Tool enhances safety and productivity on the jobsite with their new line of personal safety solutions.  These innovative solutions are thoughtfully designed to keep users safe without slowing them down. The initial line will include a range of hard hats, safety […]

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Best Cordless Angle Grinder Head-to-Head

Best 4-1/4″ to 6″ Cordless Angle Grinder Evaluation Angle grinders are an integral tool for many trades including the steel, automotive, masonry, and landscaping trades. Used for cutting and grinding steel, concrete, stone and masonry, angle grinders require significant power to get the job done. Until recently angle grinders were not considered to be a […]

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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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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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STIHL HTA 85 Electric Pole Pruner Saw Review

STIHL HTA 85 Cordless Pole Pruner Saw Outdoor power equipment is steadily transitioning from small gas powered motors to cordless battery powered platforms. This is true not only for the major cordless tool manufacturers but also companies squarely focused on outdoor power equipment like STIHL. One of those tools is the STIHL HTA 85 Electric […]

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DEWALT® 20V Tool Connect™ Green Tough Rotary Laser Review

20V MAX* Tool Connect™ Green Tough Rotary Laser (DW080LGS) DEWALT recently introduced a new line of red and green rotary lasers featuring Bluetooth® connectivity allowing them to be located, and access to customization features. These new rotary lasers run on DEWALT’s 20V MAX* li-ion battery platform adding to their extensive offering of cordless tools on […]

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Milwaukee M18™ RADIUS™ Compact Site Light w/ ONE-KEY™ Review

Milwaukee M18™ RADIUS™ Compact Site Light w/ ONE-KEY™ 2146-20 Temporary jobsite lighting is something that everyone in the trades has to deal with whether it’s new construction, renovations or remodeling as the final lighting is typically not available. Milwaukee has been releasing a wide range of jobsite lighting solutions over the past few years. One […]

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