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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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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Ridgid Compact Table Saw Back For Limited Time

Ridgid Compact Table Saw This week I discovered that Ridgid is once again offering a compact table saw at The Home Depot. According to a representative from Ridgid the saw will be in stores for a limited time this Holiday Season. Depending on how sales go the saw make a permanent return. Features and Specifications […]

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Rockler Magnetic Cord Keeper Review

Keeping Shop Cords Off The Floor Just last week Rockler announced a cool new gadget called the Magnetic Cord Keeper. I posted the press release that contained some basic information. Well they were kind enough to send me a package (2 in each package) to check out. I really like the idea of having a […]

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Milwaukee Pushes Cordless Battery Performance with M18 FUEL™

Earlier this summer in Milwaukee I got a sneak peak at a new generation of 18V cordless tools that will continue to drive the cordless tool industry. These new tools boast some impressive stats and we can’t wait to get our hands on them to find out the real deal. In the meantime check out […]

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Rockler’s Magnetic Cord Keeper Preview

Keeps Power Cords Off The Floor I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left power cords laying on the floor and later realized I stepped on them or rolled something over them. The result typically ends up with bent prongs and occasionally a broken cord. This new Magnetic Cord Keeper from Rockler is brilliant! […]

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Delta Is Back – Returns To Focus On Woodworkers

Delta Power Equipment – Delta Is Reborn For almost a century woodworkers have associated the name of Delta to quality woodworking machinery and equipment. Back in 2005 Delta Machinery was sold to Black & Decker and many long time users felt the company was standing on the edge of a cliff waiting to fall off […]

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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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