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® FUELs the Next Generation of Cordless

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize cordless power tools with the introduction of the new M18 FUEL™ ½” Drill/Driver (2603-20/22) and M18 FUEL™ ½” Hammer Drill/Driver (2604-20/22); tools that integrate three ground-breaking cordless technologies to deliver up to 10X longer life, 25% more power and 50% more run-time for the professional tradesman. As […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces 1-9/16” Rotary Hammers

Milwaukee® Continues To Expand Rotary Hammer Line MILWAUKEE, WI –Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand their rotary hammer line with the introduction of the 1-9/16” SDS Max and Spline Rotary Hammers.  These new Rotary Hammers deliver the durability users have come to expect from Milwaukee, with a 10.5 Amp motor and 5.5 ft-lbs of impact […]

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2012 DEWALT Media Event Highlights

Brushless Impact Driver Steals the Show Earlier this week I traveled down to Orlando for a special Media Event at Disney World where DEWALT announced lots of new tools including the much anticipated Brushless Impact Drivers. Brushless motors are not new to the industry but they are starting to make a splash as DEWALT makes […]

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DEWALT® Launches New 20 Volt MAX* Brushless Impact Drivers

Offers 57 Percent Longer Runtime and Industry-First Innovation** TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 7, 2012) – Today, DEWALT announces the launch of three new 1/4-inch Impact Drivers (DCF895C2, DCF895L2 and DCF895B) that feature the company’s first-ever Cordless Brushless (BL) Motor technology, which is engineered to achieve maximum runtime. The DEWALT-designed and built BL motor works more efficiently […]

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DEWALT® Launches New Reciprocating Saw

Unique, Compact Configuration for Balance and Control* TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 7, 2012) – Today, DEWALT announces the launch of its new Reciprocating Saw (DWE357), which features a unique, compact configuration that provides outstanding control and balance compared to traditional reciprocating saw designs, without sacrificing the power that professionals expect. The DWE357 is ideal for general […]

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DEWALT® Launches New 7-1/4 inch Circular Saw

Provides Power and Smooth Cutting Performance in a Compact Package TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 7, 2012) – Today, DEWALT announces the launch of a completely redesigned 7 1/4-inch Circular Saw (DWE575), one of the lightest circular saws in its class, which will also be offered with an Electric Brake and Kit Bag (DWE575SB). The saw is […]

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Delta 1-1/2 HP Portable Cyclone Dust Collector Preview

New Delta® Portable Cyclone Dust Collector Features Powerful Dust Collection with Unique Chip Barrel System Anderson, SC, January 31, 2012 – DELTA® Power Equipment Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of benchtop and stationary woodworking machinery and dust management systems, is introducing a new 1-1/2 HP Portable Cyclone Dust Collector, Model 50-905 with state-of-the-art performance and […]

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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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