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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Ryobi AirStrike P320 18-Gauge Brad Nailer Review

Ryobi AirStrike 18-Gauge Brad Nailer Cordless tools continue to push for a life without cords and hoses! The folks at Ryobi just released an 18 gauge brad nailer that works off their 18 volt battery platform. Notice I didn’t say anything about a gas cartridge or hooking up an air hose. This bad boy works […]

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DEWALT® Launches New Corded and Cordless Portable Wet/Dry Vacuums

DEWALT® Launches New Compact 18V/20V MAX* Corded and Cordless Portable Wet/Dry Vacuums Here’s another favorite of mine from the 2013 DEWALT Media Event. This handy shop vacuum is perfect for remodels and punch list work. The best part is you can run it off regular 120V power via a cord, or you can use battery […]

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DEWALT® Launches Screwdriver with Gyroscopic Technology

DEWALT DCF680 Screwdriver Earlier this year I attended the DEWALT 2013 Media Event and I got to try this unique new screwdriver. At first I thought it might be kinda “gimmicky” but quickly realized it has huge potential. Within seconds of picking up the screwdriver you quickly learn how to control left and right rotation […]

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RIDGID 100 Watt Power Inverter – Model RD97100

Expands Your Automobile Charging Options RIDGID recently introduced a cool new accessory that I think is going to create lots of buzz this year. It’s the RIDGID 100 Watt Power Inverter RD97100. The RD97100 is a power inverter for your automobile. It allows you to charge and/or power up to three different devices including: 120 […]

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JET 6″ Long Bed Jointer Review – Model JJ-6CSDX

JET 6″ Deluxe Jointer with QS Knives – Model JJ-6CSDX One of the last pieces of equipment to show up for my new woodshop was the JET JJ-6CSDX 6″ Jointer. The size of my shop dictated that I get a 6″ jointer so I opted for the JJ-6CSDX with an extra long 56″ table length. […]

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Father’s Day Tool Giveaway

RIDGID Tools – Industry Hidden Gem! I’ve been using Ridgid Tools for years now and I consistently call them the hidden gem of the power tool industry. They make really great PRO grade tools and sell them at amazing price points. Right now they are selling an 18V Combo Kit (shown above) including a hammer […]

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Klein® Tools Introduces New Test & Measurement Products

Klein® Tools Introduces Improved Durability and Quality Test & Measurement Products Multimeters and receptacle testers made tougher to last longer! May 13, 2013 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, for professionals since 1857, expands the Test & Measurement line with “Made in the USA” multimeters and receptacle testers with higher durability and superior quality. These new […]

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IRWIN Tools Introduce Impact Performance Bit Accessories

I use impact drivers almost exclusively now unless I’m drilling holes. The power and ease of driving fasteners with impact drivers has forever changed our industry. However, the intense torque and power comes at a price when it comes to the accessories. I’d destroyed so many bits now that I’ve lost count and almost always […]

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New Milwaukee Hand Drivers

Milwaukee Introduces Professional Grade Hand Drivers Over the last couple of years we’ve seen Milwaukee join the ever growing group of power tool companies launching lines of new hand tools. Recently we got our hands on some of the latest hand tools including some very nice drivers including: Torx Key Driver, Hey Key Driver, Hollow […]

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Festool Introduces New Plunge Cut Saw

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Saw The all-new TS 55 REQ is not your standard circular saw. With its accuracy and versatility, it should be compared to the most advanced table saws, miter saws, or panel saws available. Its incredible portability and unbelievable ease of use delivers a precise cutting solution like no other—equally […]

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