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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Bosch Warms Up the Jobsite with New Heated Jackets

Two weeks ago we announced a new heated jacket from Bosch Power Tools. Here’s the official press release along with some additional facts. Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 8, 2013 – Bosch Power Tools is heating up jobsites this fall with the launch of the company’s first 12V Max heated jacket and battery holster/controller USB power […]

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DEWALT® Launches Cordless Compact Worksite Radio DCR018

New Cordless Compact Worksite Radio with Multi-PortTM Interface Earlier this week DEWALT announced the launch of a new compact worksite radio featuring their new Multi-PortTM interface. We’ve been playing with this new radio secretly for a few weeks so we could bring your our thoughts as soon as the radio was announced publicly. Before I […]

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Powermatic’s New PM1000 Table Saw

Powermatic’s New PM1000 Cabinetmakers Table Saw Reflects Gold Standard of Fully Featured Saw LaVergne, TN ─ Woodworkers, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers in the market for a new saw may want to take a good look at Powermatic’s latest gold standard addition, the PM1000 Table Saw. The PM1000 evolves from the superior line of PM2000 and PM3000 […]

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DEWALT DCV580 Cordless Compact Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum

DEWALT® Launches New Compact 18V/20V MAX* Corded and Cordless Portable Wet/Dry Vacuums With all the advances lately in batteries and the ever increasing offering of cordless tools it’s not surprising that cordless vacuums are being added to the lineup. DEWALT just announced the introduction of two new portable/cordless wet/dry vacuums with their DCV580 (cordless only) […]

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DEWALT Announces New Line of Heated Jackets

DEWALT® Launches New Line of 20V MAX*/12V MAX** Heated Jackets Today’s announcement by DEWALT wasn’t a surprise to folks in the tool industry. We’ve all been waiting for the other big brands to follow Milwaukee’s extremely popular heated jackets. Bosch also announced a heated jacket today as well so it looks like all you “brand […]

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DEWALT Announces New USB Power Source

DEWALT® Launches New 20V MAX*/12V MAX** USB Power Source TOWSON, Md. – July 30, 2013 – DEWALT® announces the launch of its new 20V MAX* /12 MAX** USB Power Source (DCB090).  The new USB Power Source is compatible with all 20V MAX* and 12V MAX** slide style battery packs and allows users to connect and […]

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Bosch PSJ120 Heated Jacket Due Fall of 2013

Bosch Joins the Ranks with a Heated Jacket for Users Thanks to a pre-order listing on Amazon we recently stumbled upon a new heated jacket being offered by Bosch. The new jacket (model PSJ120) will be available in sizes Small through 3XL later this Summer or early Fall. The new jackets will be powered by […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces Tape Measures That Deliver 10X Longer Life

Milwaukee Introduces 18 New Tape Measures To It’s Expanding Hand Tool Line-up MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to rapidly expand its Hand Tool offering with the introduction of several new Tape Measures designed to maximize durability and increase functionality. Delivering 10X longer life than the competition, the new tape measures feature Nylon Bond Blade Protection […]

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DEWALT Introduces Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit – DWE315K

DEWALT® Announces Corded Oscillating Multi-tool Kit with UNIVERSAL FITMENTTM Accessories TOWSON, Md. – July 29, 2013 –DEWALT® announces the launch of the new corded oscillating multi-tool kit with UNIVERSAL FITMENTTM accessories (DWE315K).   The powerful 3.0 Amp motor in the multi-tool provides strong performance for multiple applications, and the tool-free QUICK CHANGETM System allows the user […]

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Milwaukee Upgrades M12™ Drilling and Fastening Products

Upgrades To Milwaukee M12 Drilling and Fastening Tools On my recent trip to Milwaukee, WI I was able to see some great new upgraded M12 products, specifically in the drilling and fastening category. Milwaukee is aggressively working to keep this lineup of tools refreshed with the latest technology. The performance, power, and run-time of these […]

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