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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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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Milwaukee One-Key™ – Evolution of Tool Technology

Milwaukee One-Key™ Tracking and Security Network With the New Year just around the corner and the World’s largest consumer electronic show, CES, the first week of January it seems like a great time to reflect on how electronics have impacted the construction industry. Electronics are becoming a bigger and bigger part of the construction industry […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ 1″ High Torque Impact Wrench Review

Milwaukee M18 1″ High Torque Impact Wrench Model 2867-22 The new Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1″ High Torque Impact Wrench has finally hit the market and we just finished reviewing it. Pneumatic impact wrenches have been around very long time in heavy equipment garages where large diameter bolts are the norm. Until recently there were not […]

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Hart Tools Launches New Line of Tools at Walmart

HART Tools Exclusive to Walmart HART Tools has announced an exclusive deal with Walmart to offer an extensive new line of tools for the DIY and Home Improvement market. The new line of HART Tools will include hand tools, cordless power tools, outdoor power equipment, storage and safety, and accessories. This new line will allow […]

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Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter Review

Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter from Hypertherm Hypertherm recently sent us their Powermax45® XP plasma cutter from their best-selling Powermax® portable plasma systems. The Powermax45 XP plasma cutter is an updated version over their older best-selling Powermax45®. This updated model includes thicker cut capacity, faster cut speeds, and an automatic gas adjustment system. For small fabrication […]

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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 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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