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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DEWALT DWE575 Light Weight 7-1/4 Inch Circular Saw Review

DEWALT 7 1/4″ Lightweight Circular Saw – Model DWE575 DEWALT has a number of circular saws on the market and their latest happens to be the DWE575, 7-1/4″ Lightweight Circular Saw. The new saw claims to be one of the lightest in it’s class and we agree weighing in at just 8.8 lbs. They sent […]

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New Products from JET Tools / Powermatic – 2013 Media Event

JET Tools & Powermatic Introduce New Products for 2013 Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling down to Nashville, TN to visit the folks at JET Tools and Powermatic. They were kind enough to host us at a very unique site in downtown Nashville called Fort Houston. Fort Houston is a 10,000 sq. […]

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Milwaukee® HollowCore™ Nut Drivers

HollowCore™ Nut Drivers Feature New-to-World Thread-Thru Design MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver game-changing solutions with the introduction of HollowCore™ Magnetic Nut Drivers on their growing Hand Tool line. Featuring a new-to-world thread-thru design, the new tools are able to fasten at an unlimited depth in both threaded rod and long bolt applications, while […]

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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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