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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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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Milwaukee Heated Hand Warmer Review

M12™ Cordless Realtree Xtra™ Camo Heated Hand Warmer Once again Milwaukee has come up with a brilliant idea for their heated work wear lineup. To go along with their ever popular heated jackets they now offer a heated hand warmer. The Milwaukee M12™ Cordless Heated Hand Warmers come in two styles, Realtree Xtra™ Camo, and […]

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Milwaukee Step Drill Bits

Milwaukee® Step Drill Bits Deliver Jam-free Performance, Optimized for Cordless MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to provide productivity-enhancing solutions for the professional with the introduction of a new line of Step Bits. Designed to deliver Jam-Free Performance, the new products are the first Step Drill Bits on the market that are optimized for […]

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Festool Introduces Cordless Carvex Jigsaws

Carvex 420 Cordless Jigsaw Festool continues to release new tools and the latest to come out is their all new Carvex 420 Cordless Jigsaw. The new cordless jigsaw is available in both a barrel grip and traditional handle grip. The new jigsaws have been designed to offer the same features currently offered in the corded […]

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Senco 23 Ga Micro Pinner (23LXP) Review

Senco FinishPro® 23LXP Micro Pinner Earlier this year Senco announced the new FinishPro® 23LXP. This new miro-pinner is an industrial grade headless pin nailer perfect for jobsite and factory trim work and cabinetry.  In fact, they introduced this model which uses pins from 1/2″ up to 2″ in length, and a smaller version which uses […]

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