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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M1 Caliber by REEKON Tools – Review

M1 Caliber – Miter Saw Measuring Tool One of the great things about running a tool review site is we get to see lots of new products before they hit the market. Recently the folks from REEKON Tools sent us a prototype of a new product that they are launching this month called the M1 […]

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Makita 18V LXT Li-Ion Cordless / Corded Work Light Review

Makita 18V LXT DML809 Cordless / Corded Work Light The Work Light category continues to explode across all Brands in large part to the affordability of LED lights and more powerful batteries. Makita released several new work lights this year including the new DML809 18V LXT Cordless / Corded Work Light. We got our hands […]

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New RIDGID 18V Cordless Tools for 2020

RIDGID Announces New 18V Cordless Tools for 2020 RIDGID just announced a bunch of new 18V Cordless Tools to add to their huge lineup of 18V tools. Available exclusively at The Home Depot the RIDGID line is a hidden gem especially for PROs looking to stretch their dollar and they come with a great warranty […]

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Ryobi 3300 PSI Honda Pressure Washer Review

Ryobi 3300 PSI Honda GCV190 Pressure Washer RY803300H Pressure washers are an excellent tool for homeowners to have in their arsenal for home maintenance. With a huge selection of pressure washers available it can seem like a daunting decision when making a purchase. We recently got some time using the new Ryobi 3300 PSI Honda […]

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Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver

Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver Head-to-Head This category has been around a long time, or at least there has been one multi-head compact cordless drill around for a long time and that’s the Festool CXS. As best we can tell the first version of it was released in Europe over 8 years ago (that’s […]

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DEWALT Announces New Tools Using POWER DETECT™ Technology

DEWALT® Announces POWER DETECT™ Technology TOWSON, MD (March 2, 2020) – DEWALT announces POWER DETECT™ Technology included exclusively on four new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Tools. These include a 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw (DCS574), Reciprocating Saw (DCS368), 5-In. Angle Grinder (DCG415), and Hammer Drill (DCD998). Newly developed electronics in tools with POWER DETECT™ Technology can identify […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 3″ Cordless Duplex Nailer Preview

Metabo HPT Model NR3675DD Cordless Duplex Nailer During our visit to the 2020 World of Concrete we visited the Metabo HPT booth and found a new tool that really impressed us They have a cordless duplex nailer. In fact, it was the most impressive tool we found at the entire show! Every once and awhile […]

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SKILSAW 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Driver Saw Preview

SKILSAW 48V TRUEHVL™ 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive One of the highlights at the 2020 World of Concrete was the all new SKILSAW 48V TRUEHVL™ 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive circular saw. While this new saw isn’t available quite yet we were able to get some hands-on with it at the SKILSAW booth and the saw didn’t […]

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M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw 2982-21

Milwaukee Introduces 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw M18 FUEL™ 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw 2982-21 MILWAUKEE, WI – Harnessing the power, performance, and run-time delivered by M18 FUEL™ technology*, Milwaukee Tool has developed the industry’s first cordless 8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw. Generating 15amp corded power on a cordless platform, this new solution is thoughtfully […]

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Hilti Tools World of Concrete Highlights 2020

World of Concrete 2020 – Hilti Tools Hilti Tools is one of the largest exhibitors at World of Concrete each year and we spent some time in their exhibit checking out new tools for 2020. They introduced 40 new products this year at the show from new tools to new fastening products. This overview will […]

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