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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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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Makita Tools World of Concrete Highlights 2020

World of Concrete 2020 – Makita Tools Makita showcased several new products at the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Each year Makita shows off a large selection of their tools including new releases including some tools that are not necessarily only for the concrete industry. Here are the highlights and some of the […]

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Zero Tolerance 0450CF Knife Review

Zero Tolerance 0450CF Every Day Carry Over the years I’ve tried lots of different “every day carry” knives and I’ve not found many that check every box. However, about six months ago I started carrying the Zero Tolerance 0450CF Knife and it’s easy to say my favorite EDC knife to date. It’s a lightweight, compact […]

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Best Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head

Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saws Cordless one-handed reciprocating saws are a fairly new category compared to the long-standing king of demolition in full-size reciprocating saws. Born out of the desire for smaller, more compact tools, the one-handed reciprocating saw has become extremely popular with plumbing and mechanical contractors. For this head-to-head comparison six one-handed reciprocating saws […]

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Milwaukee Nitrus Carbide Blades Introduced

New Milwaukee Nitrus Carbide Blades Today Milwaukee introduced a new line of carbide reciprocating saw blades called the Nitrus Carbide Blade.  We got a sneak peak of these blades and did a quick comparison to the new Diablo Amped carbide blade. Below is the official press release on these new blades. If you’d like to […]

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