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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Porter-Cable 18 Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Review

18 Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver – Porter-Cable Model PCL180CDK-2 Earlier last Fall Porter-Cable introduced several new tools including a Compact 18 volt Drill/Driver, Model PCL180CDK-2. They sent us this new drill/driver to test and evaluate which we’ve been doing in our new workshop. Below are my thoughts on this delightful new offering from Porter-Cable. Features […]

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New MAX 16 Ga. Finish Nailer NF565/16 Preview

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their new 16 Ga. finish tool NF565/16 to the North and South American markets. This exciting new tool helps complete the MAX 100 PSI tool line. The NF565/16 will shoot 16 Ga. Finish nails from 1 1/4”-2 1/2” in length and weighs in at only 3.5lbs. The new […]

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DEWALT 20V MAX Reciprocating Saw Giveaway

DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Tools DEWALT announced their 20 volt lineup earlier this summer and it’s been making quite a splash around the industry. The new lineup equates to longer run times, faster speeds, better ergonomics and improved features. With the constant developments by all the competition in the industry end users are reaping the […]

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Hart Hammers Review

Hart Hammers Lineup Including Hickory, Steel & Fiberglass It seems that hammers have been reborn in this Country over the last year. We’ve seen major improvements and offerings from nearly all the manufacturers of hammers. Today is no exception as I introduce you to an entire lineup of hammers from Hart Hand Tools. They sent […]

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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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