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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New IRWIN Universal Handsaw

The IRWIN Universal Handsaw Delivers Coarse Cut Speed with a Fine Cut Finish Innovative Handsaw Outperforms in Every Sought-After Benchmark for Performance 01.20.2011– All tradesmen need one reliable handsaw in their toolbox – one that delivers speed, durability under harsh conditions and versatility to cut a variety of building materials. After years of intense research […]

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In the News: Builders & Homeowners Both Benefit from Tech on the Jobsite

I now get to say, “I told you so,” though I suspect it’s no longer necessary. Not only are builders using the latest portable communication technologies, says real estate writer Bill Lewis, they are quickly adopting tools such as smartphones, iPads, online project tracking portals and laptops and using them almost as much as they’re using other tools.

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Bosch Introduces New Line of Heavy-Duty 18-Volt High-Torque Impact Wrenches

IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 Offer Power and Speed with Maximum Efficiency 01.18.2011– LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17-21, 2011 – Professional users have asked for a lightweight tool that performs heavy-duty applications, and Bosch has answered. Today Bosch Power Tools and Accessories announces a new line of heavy-duty 18-volt high-torque impact wrenches designed to give users the […]

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New Bosch Rotary Hammers

New Bosch Rotary Hammers Offer Best Performance with Lowest Vibration Levels RH328VC, RH328VCQ and RH432VCQ Feature Bosch Vibration Control™ Technology to Maximize Comfort on the Job 01.18.2011– LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18 – 21, 2011 – Bosch Power Tools and Accessories introduces three new, super powerful rotary hammers that maximize impact energy, minimize vibration levels, yet […]

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DELTA® Woodworking Machinery Has A New Home

DELTA® Woodworking Machinery Has A New Home – In Anderson, South Carolina As we reported last week Delta has been purchased and is moving. For an official announcement please see the press release below. (Anderson, SC, January 18, 2011) – Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company, has agreed to purchase the Delta […]

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Off the Beaten Path at IBS 2011 (Part 2)

As my “off the beaten path” coverage from the 2011 International Builders’ Show continues (see part one here), I find myself suddenly concerned about oil canning. What’s oil canning, you ask? Well, I can tell you that it frequently accompanies mushrooming. Both issues have everything to do with the way composite fascia boards and planking […]

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Rockler To Distribute Laguna Tools

Rockler is First U.S. Retailer to Distribute Laguna’s Premium Line of Woodworking Power Tools and Accessories On-line and at Nationwide Retail Stores MEDINA, MN (January 11, 2011) – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, a national retailer of woodworking tools and supplies, announced an agreement with Laguna Tools, a California-based manufacturer of stationary power tools for woodworking, […]

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Paslode Cordless Roofing Nailer Video

Tool Box Buzz Authors Featured In Paslode Video Check out a cool new video from Paslode regarding the recently released Paslode Cordless Roofing Nailer. The video was taped at this summer’s Remodeler’s Show in Baltimore.

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Tools from the 2011 International Builder’s Show

Tools at the International Builder’s Show Today at the 2011 International Builder’s Show we spent the entire day focused on tools. Before getting into some of the memorable tools from the show I wanted to vent a bit to the tool industry. I’m very disappointed that more tool companies don’t come to the show and […]

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Off the Beaten Path at IBS 2011 (Part 1)

IBS 2011 – Day 1 My favorite thing about the International Builders’ Show each year, as I mentioned earlier this week, is the chance to see lots of cool new ideas and products in one place. After one day, I can already say that this year’s show didn’t disappoint. Tool Box Buzz reported earlier today […]

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