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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Klein® Tools Headlamp

Klein® Tools Designs a Headlamp with all the Must-Haves for the Jobsite January 26, 2016 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, launched its new Illumination line, including a headlamp (Cat. No. 56220) designed specifically for electricians.  It features an anti-slip silicone strap that comes pre-adjusted to fit a hard hat.  The […]

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New True Blue® I-Beam Levels from Empire Level

True Blue® I-Beam Levels MUKWONAGO, WI – Empire Level continues to upgrade their line of layout products with the introduction of new True Blue® I-Beam Levels, Made in the USA.  Available in both magnetic and non-magnetic models (24” to 78”), Empire Level is committed to delivering innovative solutions designed to satisfy the needs of the […]

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Best Cordless Finish Nailers – Head to Head

Cordless Finish Nailers Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. Fast forward to 1986 and Paslode introduced the first cordless framing nailer utilizing a gas “fuel cell” and battery. In an effort to eliminate the need for a gas cartridge, SENCO introduced their Fusion finish nailers […]

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Cordless Screwgun Head to Head

Cordless Screw Guns – Big Changes For An Old Profession Anyone working in the construction industry can attest to the fact that very little has changed in the drywall / plaster industry since the introduction of drywall screws. Drywall installers take over the job-site with a crazy twisted web of extension cords powering their high […]

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Festool PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill Set Review

PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill Set The cordless drill category changes faster than the car market due in large part to extremely fast developments in the lithium-ion battery market. Festool recently introduced a serious workhorse cordless drill in their PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill Set featuring a 5.2 Ah 18v lithium-ion battery pack. According to […]

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Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodie Review

Milwaukee M12 Cordless Heated Hoodies Milwaukee continues to expand their popular heated gear lineup with an obvious choice, heated hoodies! You’d be hard pressed to visit a jobsite in cold regions of this country without seeing a large percentage of laborers wearing some type of hoodie sweatshirt. This is a brilliant move by Milwaukee and […]

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FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging Camera Review

Compact, Affordable Thermal Imaging Camera It wasn’t that long ago when I used to hire a specialist to do thermal imaging on projects for us. In fact, we used to pay more money to hire a thermal imaging specialist for a couple hours than it costs to buy your own camera today! FLIR has been […]

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Bosch GLM 50 C Offers Bluetooth and Color Screen

Bosch Laser Measure GLM 50 C Bosch Brings Bluetooth, Color Screen, Customization to Laser Measure Lineup with GLM 50 C Mt. Prospect, Ill. (August 11, 2015) – When it comes to laser measures, the display is as important as the technology that captures the distance from point A to point B. The Bosch GLM 50 […]

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DEWALT Cordless Tools Built In The USA

DEWALT Brings Jobs Back Home To The US Tradesmen and women are passionate about lots of things and that’s particularly true about their desire for tools made here in the US. All you need to do is visit the forums related to construction and tools and that discussion is a prominent one. So there’s clearly […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Magnetic Drill Preview

New M18™ FUEL Magnetic Drills Drive Safety & Productivity MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented innovation with the introduction of the new M18 FUEL™ 1-1/2” Magnetic Drill & M18 FUEL™ 1-1/2” Lineman Magnetic Drill. Part of the premium M18 FUEL™ line*, utilizing the most advanced technologies available, these new tools are faster […]

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