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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Campbell Hausfeld’s New 200 PSI Compressors

New 200 PSI Compressors Combine Power and Smart Design for Faster Project Completion July 2011—Campbell Hausfeld debuts its first 8-, 15- and 20-gallon 200 PSI air compressors that provide the power to run air tools 40 percent longer than traditional models, resulting in faster home and automotive project completion.  Packed with smart design elements and […]

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Johnson Glo-View® Digital Level Review – Model 40-6048

Glo-View® Digital Level – Model 40-6048 Digital levels are becoming very popular throughout the construction industry. The folks at Johnson Level and Tool sent me their Glo-View® Digital Level – Model 40-6048 to evaluate. It’s a 48″ bubble level with a built-in digital component as well. This is a really nice digital level and one I’d […]

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Johnson Laser Distance Measure Review – Model 40-6001

Johnson Model 40-6001 Laser Distance Measure The folks at Johnson Level and Tool recently sent me some of their latest products to test and evaluate. The first product that I tested was their Model 40-6001 Laser Distance Measure. Laser distance measuring tools are an essential tool in my tool bag and something that every contractor […]

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Porter-Cable Oscillating Multi-Tool Review – Model PC250MTK

Porter-Cable PC250MTK Oscillating Multi-Tool At this year’s International Builder’s Show in Orlando I had a chance to get a sneak peak of Porter-Cable’s entry into the world of oscillating multi-tools. Over the last couple of months I’ve been using and testing the all new Porter-Cable PC250MTK Oscillating Multi-Tool. Porter-Cable might be a tad late to […]

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Milwaukee 1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1 Review

1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1 Over the last few months I’ve been testing a new right angle drill while wiring my new workshop. The folks at Milwaukee sent me their 1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1 to test and evaluate. Right angle drills are a staple for both plumbers and electricians. Without […]

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Bosch GTS1031 10” Portable Jobsite Table Saw Review

Bosch GTS1031 10” Portable Jobsite Table Saw During the past year I’ve  had the pleasure of evaluating two of the best power tools to come along in quite some time. Both of them happen to come from the amazing engineers at Bosch. The new GCM12SD Glide Miter Saw which I think is the absolute best […]

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PORTER-CABLE® Launches One Gallon Compressor

PORTER-CABLE® Compact, Low-Noise, One-Gallon Trim Compressor TOWSON, Md. (June 20, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announced today the introduction of its heavy-duty, one-gallon, 135 Max PSI quiet trim compressor (C1010). The new one-man compressor offers contractors a lightweight, compact design and quiet operation for custom trim and/or punch-out work. Ideal for finish carpenters, remodelers and woodworkers, the […]

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Ridgid Tri-Stack 5 Gallon Compressor Review

RIDGID Tri-Stack 5-Gallon Portable Electric Compressor Several months ago the folks at Ridgid sent me their new Tri-Stack 5 Gallon Compressor (Model OF50150TS) to test and review. Compressors are one of the power tools that my crew seems to destroy go through often so I was very interested to test this new compressor design. From […]

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Ridgid Fiber Cement Saw Review

Ridgid Model R3401 5″ Fiber Cement Saw with AirGuard Technology Over the last 6 months we’ve been testing the Ridgid 5″ Fiber Cement Saw with AirGuard Technology on a commercial building project. The project including installing roughly 10,000 sq. feet of fiber cement panel siding. The project required very detailed cuts around windows, doors, and […]

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Bench Dog® Push-Bloc™ Preview

Non-Slip Push Tool with Greater Gripping Power Makes Cutting Safer, Easier MEDINA, MN (June 14, 2011) – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware announces the release of the Bench Dog® Push-Bloc™, a new, high-tech version of an ordinary push tool used to guide stock when cutting. The Bench Dog Push-Bloc makes the process of routing, ripping, jointing, […]

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