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® Introduces M12™Jig Saw

Milwaukee® M12™Jig Saw with New-To-World Hybrid Grip™ Design This summer I had the pleasure of traveling out to Milwaukee, WI to the headquarters of Milwaukee Tools. At the event one of the tools that really impressed me was a new 12 volt cordless jigsaw. Last week Milwuakee officially launched this cool new tool. Check out […]

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If You Want an Affordable Table Saw You Better Buy It Soon

Table Saw Safety Standards About To Get Ridiculous Apparently our Government has decided that table saws are too dangerous and therefore must be built with more safety features than a modern day car or passenger jet. Poor decisions by drivers of automobiles must be acceptable yet poor decisions by untrained people using table saws is […]

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Milwaukee M-Spector 360™ Inspection Camera Preview

Milwaukee® Introduces Industry’s First Inspection Camera with Rotating Screen MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand the versatility of their M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the M-Spector 360™. Featuring best-in-class image quality and the industry’s first rotating screen for fluid image control, the new tool will revolutionize the market as […]

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Ridgid X4 18 Volt Cordless 5 Piece Combo Kit Review

Ridgid X4 Cordless Combo Kit Featuring Hyper Lithium Ion Technology Over the last couple of years I’ve come to really appreciate the professional tools that Ridgid is supplying to the industry. Over the last couple of months I’ve been testing and evaluating the Ridgid X4 18 Volt Combo Kit which includes 5 tools! As with […]

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Porter-Cable Announces New Hammerdrill and Small Angle Grinder

7 AMP 1/2-inch Two-Speed Hammerdrill (PC70THD) and 7 AMP 4 1/2-inch Small Angle Grinder TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 27, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of two new corded products ― a 7 AMP 1/2-inch two-speed hammerdrill (PC70THD) and a 7 AMP 4 1/2-inch small angle grinder/cut-off tool (PC60TPAG). Both the hammerdrill and small angle grinder […]

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Bosch PS90 12V Max Inspection Camera Preview

Bosch PS90 12V Max Inspection Camera MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., September 20, 2011 – The dark, inner recesses of utility boxes, pipes, and duct work are now easier than ever to view thanks to the new Bosch PS90 12V Max Inspection Camera. The new camera enables electricians, plumbers, and mechanics to see more clearly what’s clogging […]

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Porter-Cable 18 Volt Two-Speed Close Quarters Drill (PCC520B) Preview

Porter-Cable PCC520B Close Quarters Drill TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 22, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its new 18 Volt Two-Speed Close Quarters Drill (PCC520B), which was created for use in confined spaces and offers balance, ergonomics, control and versatility. Ideal for contractors, plumbers, electricians and cabinetmakers, the PCC520B delivers quality, durability and a compact […]

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Rockler Steam Bending Kit Preview

Rockler Simplifies Wood Bending Process MEDINA, MN (September 20, 2011) – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Steam Bending Kit, a unique device woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers can use with any steam box to give any wood species enough plasticity to bend or curve to their liking. With no moving parts, steam bending makes it […]

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PORTER-CABLE® Compact Trim Compressor Review – Model C1010

Porter-Cable C1010 Compact, Low-Noise, Trim Compressor Recently Porter-Cable introduced a new compact, low-noise, trim compressor to it’s line of pneumatic tools. The Model C1010 was introduced back in June and we’ve been testing it for a couple months now. Quiet, portable trim compressors are perfect for doing small jobs like cabinet trim, punch list work […]

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PORTER-CABLE® Launches Infrared Thermometers

TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 20, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of two new groundbreaking Infrared Thermometers, including the PCC581B that is compatible with 18 Volt PORTER-CABLE Lithium Ion or NiCd batteries, and the PCC582B that is compatible with standard 9 Volt alkaline batteries. The thermometers incorporate an innovative temperature indicator beam specifically designed to provide […]

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