Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder 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 36 Volt Circular Saw Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win Makita XSH01X/Z Cordless circular saws are really evolving into powerhouse tools and Makita is making a big splash with the XSH01X/Z, a 36 volt circular saw featuring a full 7-1/4″ blade and corded power. This unique new offering uses two (2) 18V batteries instead of a single 36V battery. […]

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DEWALT’s New Anti-Vibration & Anti-Rotational Technology in Hammer Drills

New Line of DEWALT Hammer Drills Back in January I had a chance to get my hands on this new line of hammer drills that use anti-vibration and anti-rotation technology and I was very impressed. With a continued emphasis on producing safer power tools these new hammer drills are sure to be very popular with […]

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Klein Tools New All-Purpose Pliers J206-8C Preview

Combines Functions of Wire Strippers and Long-Nose Pliers in One Tool March 18, 2014 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, introduces the All-Purpose Pliers, a more durable wire stripping tool that also has the functionality of a long-nose pliers. The All-Purpose Pliers (Cat. No. J206-8C) can strip, cut, and loop 8-16 […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL™ HACKZALL® Preview

Milwaukee Expands Popular M12 FUEL Lineup As I noted earlier this year, Milwaukee has impressed me more than any other tool company in the last year and that’s largely due to their M12 and M18 FUEL line of cordless tools. Today they announced another 12 volt tool to the platform with their M12 FUEL™ HACKZALL®. […]

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Bosch PS32 12V Max EC Brushless Drill Driver Review

Bosch PS32 12V Brushless 3/8” Drill/Driver Bosch has been a bit slow to roll out their brushless line but the wait seems to be worth it. They recently sent us the Bosch PS32 Drill Driver to review. The 12V Max, 3/8″ EC Brushless Drill Driver (model PS32) is a compact drill designed for small fastening […]

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Makita Cordless 7-1/4″ Circular Saw Preview

18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless 7-1/4″ Circular Saw The crew at Makita has officially announced their all new 7-1/4″ Cordless Circular Saw powered by two 18V batteries. We’ve seen a couple sneak peaks at the saw recently and just got one in the shop for testing. This is a powerful platform built to offer […]

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DEWALT® 200 PSI Quiet Trim Compressor Preview

The DEWALT® 200 PSI Quiet Trim Compressor Wraps Up Performance and Durability in a Portable Design with Exceptionally Low Noise Level TOWSON, MD – February 18, 2014 – DEWALT announced today the introduction of the 200 PSI Quiet Trim Compressor – model DWFP55130 – for professional users. Global Product Manager, James Vintzel, said “We focused […]

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Bosch CM10GD 10″ Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw Review

10″ Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw The crew here at recently got our hands on the all new Bosch CM10GD 10″ Glide Miter Saw and this is our detailed review of this exciting new product. The CM10GD is the little brother to the previously released GCM12SD 12″ Glide Miter saw that I’ve been using for […]

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Veto Pro Pac – Introduces Cargo Totes™

Cargo Totes™, Line of Professional Grade Wide Mouth Tote Bags Cargo Totes™ are the latest addition to the Veto Pro Pac line of high quality tool storage products. “These rugged totes provide a versatile storage solution for a wide variety of job site situations,” says Roger Brouard, founder of Veto Pro Pac. “They are perfect […]

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DEWALT’s New Cordless Framing Nailer

DEWALT DCN692 Gas-Free, Dual-Speed, Cordless Framing Nailer TOWSON, Md. – January 27, 2014 – DEWALT® delivers outstanding performance with the launch of the world’s first gas-free, dual-speed, cordless framing nailer (DCN692). The new framing nailer joins DEWALT’s line of 20V MAX* cordless power tools with EXTREME RUNTIME (XR) and provides a gas-free option for users, […]

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