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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Rockler Universal Clamp-It Kit Review

Rockler Clamp-It Kit Lends A Helping Hand Rockler has become one of my favorite stores now that I’m building a workshop. If you have a workshop, woodshop, or even hobby shop these guys have EVERYTHING! Last month they sent me their all new Universal Clamp-It Kit to review. I’ve always been a firm believer than […]

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Looking For A Torque Wrench?

Sponsored Post Torque wrenches are types of tools that are used to place a torque onto a fastener. The types of fasteners that are used with this kind of tool are usually nuts and bolts. You may think that this sounds like a job for a screwdriver. But, basic screws and the nuts and bolts […]

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Bostitch F28WW Industrial Stick Nailer Review

Model F28WW – 28° Industrial Framing Nailer System Bostitch sent us a couple new framing nailers for a new project we’re working on. They sent us their F28WW – 28° Industrial Framing Nailer System. Our framing crew is always looking for an extremely versatile nailer that’s easy to use, light-weight and reliable. I think the […]

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Milwaukee® Launches New Thermal Imager

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand their Test and Measurement line and M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the new 160×120 Thermal Imager, powered by M12™. Ideal for professional preventative maintenance and troubleshooting applications, the new tool features 160×120 pixel, high resolution thermal images, a visual camera for standard pictures, and […]

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Ridgid R3030 One Handed Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid One Handed Reciprocating Saw Reciprocating saws are one of the most fundamental saws that any builder, home owner or tradesman can have in their arsenal. With such an important place in our arsenal of tools you’d think tool companies would find a multitude of designs to cover every aspect of construction. Well Ridgid has […]

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Milwaukee M12™ Cordless High Performance Jig Saw Review

M12™ Cordless High Performance Jig Saw Kit 2445-21 Last summer Milwaukee announced additions to their M12 cordless lineup including the all new M12™ Cordless High Performance Jig Saw Kit 2445-21. I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical about having a 12 volt cordless jigsaw but I was VERY surprised instead! Model 2445-21 […]

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Paslode TetraGrip Review

Paslode TetraGrip – Subfloor Fastening System Last year Paslode introduced the TetraGrip sub-floor fastening system at the 2011 Builder’s Show. TetraGrip offers to help stop annoying floor squeaks and speed up construction of wood framed floor systems. The revolutionary new nail system includes a Patented nail design that looks like a cross between a nail […]

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Johnson Rotary Laser Level Review

Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal & Vertical Rotary Laser Level Johson’s Model 40-6529 Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal & Vertical Rotary Laser Level is an extremely versatile layout tool perfect for a wide range of trades including; site work, carpentry, mechanical and electrical contractors. They sent us this new laser level along with their Heavy-Duty Elevating Tripod to evaluate. […]

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Rockler Introduces Universal Clamp-It™ Kit

Works as a Third Hand Eliminating the Need for Custom Clamps MEDINA, MN (December 6, 2011) – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Universal Clamp-It™ Kit, a unique set of tools that ensure square when joining any two pieces of stock at a 90° angle. Used with the two included universal face clamps, the […]

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Rockwell SheetMaster Review

Rockwell SheetMaster – The JawHorse’s Big Brother A couple of years ago I was so impressed with the release of Rockwell’s JawHorse that I named it one of my top tool picks for that year. Earlier this year Rockwell announced plans for the updated tool called the Rockwell SheetMaster Model RK9002. The all new model […]

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