Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder 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 and Simpson Strong-Tie Form Alliance

Industry Powerhouses Team Up To Offer Solutions To Concrete Industry This week brings some exciting news from the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and Simpson Strong-Tie. They are joining forces with a strategic alliance that allows them to work very closely with each other on sales and product development. If you work in the concrete industry […]

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DEWALT Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer (DW083K) Preview

DEWALT® Launches New Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer for Commercial Framing Applications TOWSON, Md. (October 22, 2012) –DEWALT announces the launch of their new Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer (DW083K).  The DW083K is ideal for users on commercial jobsites who need to perform framing, electrical and mechanical alignment and door and window installation applications. The durable 3-Beam […]

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DEWALT 20V Max Jigsaw Review

DEWALT 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Jigsaw, Model DCS331L1 DEWALT continues to role out new tools in their 20 Volt cordless line-up and the latest to hit our shop is Model DCS331L1 Cordless Jigsaw. The newly improved 20V Li-ion battery cell is quickly becoming the tool of choice for Contractors who require long run time, powerful applications […]

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DEWALT Announces New HEPA Dust Extractor Vacuum (DWV012)

DEWALT Dust Extractor Vacuum – Model DWV012 With all the new Federal and State laws about working with Lead Paint and other toxic construction debris it’s likely we’ll be seeing all kinds of new vacuums capable of handling fine particle sizes. Today DEWALT introduced their latest vacuum which includes a HEPA Filter allowing contractors to […]

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Delta Adds Two New Bench Gringers Including 6-Inch and 8-Inch Models

Delta Bench Grinders: 8-inch, Model 23-199 and 6-inch, Model 23-198 DELTA®Power Equipment Corporation recently introduced two more new products to their lineup including an 8-inch, Model 23-199 and a 6-inch, Model 23-198 Bench Grinders. Details include cast iron bases and powerful 2-1/2 and 5.0 HP motors. These are clearly built for long life and regular […]

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RYOBI’s Next Generaton of Lithium-Ion

RYOBI Signals End of Ni-Cd Battery Platform for Cordless Tools It was only a matter of time and it appears Ryobiwill make a significant push to end the life of Ni-Cd batteries. This kamagra without a prescription week they introduced a new line-up of Lithium-Ion batteries and revamped the pricing significantly. The new offering will […]

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New Makita 18V LXT® Random Orbit Sander

LXOB01 Runs Up To 40 Minutes On a Single Charge La Mirada, CA– Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5″ Random Orbit […]

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DEWALT Launches New 4-1/2″ Small Angle Grinder with One-Touch Guard

DEWALT DWE4011 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder TOWSON, Md. (September 18, 2012) –DEWALT announces the launch of a new 4 ½” Small Angle Grinder. The new 4 ½” Small Angle Grinder is ideal for mechanical contractors, concrete repair contractors and fabricators who need to perform a variety of applications in tight spaces such as grinding and beveling […]

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New Rockwell Oscillating Tools Offer Universal Fit and Tool-Free Design

New Oscillating Tools Include Universal Fit™ and Hyperlock™ Tool-Free It seems as though the race is on when it comes to oscillating multi-tools. Rockwell just announced some new features on their line-up of tools including Universal Fit™ allowing any brand of accessory to be used and Hyperlock™ Tool-Free design. Both of these new features are […]

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Stair Gauge Jig

Build Your Own Stair Tread/Riser Gauge Jig One of the secrets to being a good finish carpenter/woodworker is learning from old pro’s and copying as many of their jigs as you can! I’ve known this for years and I continue to keep my eye out for jig ideas all the time. Recently I ran into […]

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