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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MAKITA Second-Generation 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill

MAKITA RAISES THE BAR AGAIN WITH SECOND-GENERATION 18V COMPACT LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS DRIVER-DRILL New compact cordless driver-drill is successor to the category-leader BDF452HW NOVEMBER 24, 2010 – La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released […]

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Amprobe Residential Electrical Testing Tools

Amprobe Electrical Testing Tools Recently the folks at Amprobe sent us several of their residential electrical testing tools to evaluate. Whether you’re a home owner or contractor having a reliable set of electrical testing tools is invaluable. They sent us Amprobe’s PK-100R Residential Testing Kit and ACD-4 Digital Clamp Meter along with a convenient carrying […]

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Ridgid Tools Lifetime Service Agreement

Ridgid Offers Lifetime Service Agreement Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting with Jason Swanson who represents Ridgid Tools. Jason was showing me lots of great new tools from Ridgid and explaining to me how the purchase of a Rigid Tool comes along with a really amazing Lifetime Service Agreement. Check out this […]

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Porter-Cable C2004-WK Compressor Review

Porter-Cable C2004-WK 165 PSI Four-Gallon Compressor The folks at Porter-Cable recently sent us their all new pancake-style four gallong compressor, the C2004-WK. The C2004-WK was released this fall and features higher working pressure, lighter weight and a smaller size. All of these new features make it an exciting new option in the pancake-style segment. C2004-WK […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces the Hottest Tool on the Jobsite

Milwaukee M12™ Cordless Heated Jacket Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand the industry’s largest sub-compact battery system with the introduction of the new M12™ Cordless Heated Jacket. Compatible with the entire line of M12™ professional power tools, the new heated jacket utilizes the innovative M12™ RED LITHIUM® battery technology to actively warm the body […]

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Irwin Releases New Line of Circular Saw Blades

IRWIN® Tools Announces New Saw Blades at 2010 STAFDA Convention IRWIN® Tools recently announced several new saw blades for circular saws at the 2010 STAFDA Convention. MARATHON Fiber Cement Circular Saw Blade The IRWIN MARATHON Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) fiber cement blade has diamond tipped teeth to deliver up to 15 times longer life compared to […]

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New IRWIN SpeedHammer Power Masonry Drill Bits

New IRWIN SpeedHammer Power Masonry Drill Bits Power through Rebar-Reinforced Concrete Revolutionary SDS-plus Masonry Drill Bits Feature Tip with Twice the Carbide for Longer Life and Durability HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. [November 17, 2010] — Rebar-reinforced concrete is found on most jobsites in North America, and professional tradesmen are often frustrated by damaged or broken masonry drill […]

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MAX Releases New 18 Ga Brad Tools

MAX USA CORP. Releases New 18 Ga. Brad Tools NF235F/18 and NF255F/18 MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their new 18 Ga. brad tools NF235F/18 and NF255F/18 to the North and South American markets. These exciting new tools help complete the MAX 100 PSI tool line. The NF235F/18 will shoot 18 Ga. brads from […]

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Stabila Aluminum Box Beam Level Review

Stabila Levels If you’re going to do any serious home improvement projects or framing construction then you need to invest in a really good beam level. Anyone that knows me knows that I like to buy the best quality tools I can afford and that’s why I like the Stabila 37532 Jamber 78-Inch and 32-Inch […]

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Pacific Laser Systems PLS180 Review

Pacific Laser Systems PLS180 Last year I purchased the Pacific Laser Systems PLS-60521 PLS180 Tool, 180-degree Fan Angle, Plumb and Level Line Tool for my crew who  frames large metal stud commercial projects. The laser line tool is used for laying out plumb lines for the metal stud framing. Framing tall metal stud walls without […]

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