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 Introduces AirStrike™ Cordless Stapler

Ryobi 18V 18GA Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler Coming off their popular AirStrike™ Brad Nailer Ryobi is now offering a crown stapler on the same platform. I was very impressed with the brad nailer so I’ll be looking forward to testing this stapler as well. Read on to learn all about this latest offering from Ryobi. […]

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Bostitch 18V Impact Driver Review

Bostitch 18V Lithium 1/4 Inch Hex Chuck Impact Driver – Model BTC440LB I’ve been using Bostitch nailers and staplers for years so I was pretty excited to get my hands on their new line of power tools. If you hadn’t heard the news then you might be surprised to learn they are now offering power […]

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Milwaukee M18 Charging Radio with Bluetooth

First Charging Radio with Bluetooth® for the Jobsite MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver disruptive innovation with the introduction of the first charging radio to bring the power of Bluetooth® to the jobsite. The most advanced radio of its kind, the M18™ Jobsite Radio/Charger allows the user to stream rich, full sound wirelessly […]

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Bosch Offers New 10″ Axial-Glide™ Miter Saw

Bosch Introduces Axial-Glide™ System to 10-inch Dual Bevel Glide™ Miter Saw Mount Prospect, Ill., November 18, 2013 – After launching the Bosch 12-inch glide saw, professionals have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a compact 10-inch version. Bosch has answered this call with the new CM10GD 10-inch Dual Bevel Glide™ Miter Saw. The second tool […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Circular Saw Review

M18 Brushless Circular Saw Kit – Model 2730-22 Milwaukee Tools just released several new M18 cordless tools under the FUEL brand. These new tools all include several advanced features including: brushless motors, high capacity 4.0 Ah batteries, and advanced electronics that maximize the motor and battery output for maximum efficiency resulting in longer run time […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall Review – Model 2720-20

Milwaukee 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw – Sawzall Model 2720-20 The recent lineup of brushless tools from Milwaukee includes several impressive 18 volt power tools that offer corded power in a cordless platform. The all new M18 Cordless Sawzall (Model 2720-20) really showcases and defends my assertion that the “cord” has finally been cut on tools […]

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Makita® Expands 18V Lithium-Ion Tool Line-up

Makita® Now Offers 70 Cordless Power Tools on 18V Platform La Mirada, CA – Makita has the world’s largest 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up* with over 70 tools powered by one 18V LXT® battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes. This is the latest in a growing list of industry milestones by […]

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DEWALT DCF680N 8V MAX Gyroscopic Screwdriver Review

8V MAX Gyroscopic Screwdriver When I saw this new tool at the DEWALT Media Event I was fascinated yet skeptical about it at the same time. My skepticism has changed to excitement about a tool that’s extremely innovative and useful. The all new DCF680N is a cordless screwdriver that’s controlled with gyroscopic technology. Sounds complicated […]

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Milwaukee® Delivers Industry’s Most Powerful 18V Compact Impact Wrenches

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand the fastest growing 18V platform in the industry with the introduction the industry’s first 18V Compact Impact Wrenches with over 200 ft-lbs of torque. As part of the new M18 FUEL™ line that launched in 2012, the new tools feature Milwaukee’s exclusive combination of the POWERSTATE™ […]

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Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw Review

Festool Plunge Cut Track Saw – When Quality Matters The all new Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw has created quite a stir in the renovation/remodel/woodworking communities. This new model is an update to the ever popular Festool TS 55 EQ. We recently had a chance to test it out on several jobsites […]

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