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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Best Cordless Angle Grinder Head-to-Head

Best 4-1/4″ to 6″ Cordless Angle Grinder Evaluation Angle grinders are an integral tool for many trades including the steel, automotive, masonry, and landscaping trades. Used for cutting and grinding steel, concrete, stone and masonry, angle grinders require significant power to get the job done. Until recently angle grinders were not considered to be a […]

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Metabo HPT Launches Pro Finish Nailers

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) Extends the Pneumatic A5 Series with the Launch of Pro Finish Nailers BRASELTON, GA. (June 14, 2019) – Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) today announced the new A5 series of pneumatic Pro Finish nailers including the NT50A5 2” 18-Gauge Pro Brad Nailer and NT65A5 2-1/2” 16-Gauge Pro Finish […]

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Milwaukee Expands M18 FUEL Nailers

M18 FUEL Framing and Brad Nailers This year at their annual Milwaukee New Product Symposium (NPS19), remodeling and carpentry trades were rewarded with an expansion of cordless nailers with two cordless framing nailers and a much needed update to their existing cordless brad nailers. M18 FUEL™ 21° and 30° Framing Nailers Milwaukee Tool continues to […]

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STIHL HTA 85 Electric Pole Pruner Saw Review

STIHL HTA 85 Cordless Pole Pruner Saw Outdoor power equipment is steadily transitioning from small gas powered motors to cordless battery powered platforms. This is true not only for the major cordless tool manufacturers but also companies squarely focused on outdoor power equipment like STIHL. One of those tools is the STIHL HTA 85 Electric […]

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DEWALT® 20V Tool Connect™ Green Tough Rotary Laser Review

20V MAX* Tool Connect™ Green Tough Rotary Laser (DW080LGS) DEWALT recently introduced a new line of red and green rotary lasers featuring Bluetooth® connectivity allowing them to be located, and access to customization features. These new rotary lasers run on DEWALT’s 20V MAX* li-ion battery platform adding to their extensive offering of cordless tools on […]

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Milwaukee M18™ RADIUS™ Compact Site Light w/ ONE-KEY™ Review

Milwaukee M18™ RADIUS™ Compact Site Light w/ ONE-KEY™ 2146-20 Temporary jobsite lighting is something that everyone in the trades has to deal with whether it’s new construction, renovations or remodeling as the final lighting is typically not available. Milwaukee has been releasing a wide range of jobsite lighting solutions over the past few years. One […]

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Milwaukee Introduces Cordless 1” High Torque Impact Wrench

M18 FUEL™ 1” High Torque Impact Wrench MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool just elevated the productivity for users who fasten up to 1-3/4” bolts with the introduction of the first and only cordless 1” high torque impact wrench. An incredible breakthrough for cordless power tool technology, the M18 FUEL™ 1” High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ONE-KEY™ […]

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Best Benchtop Thickness Planer – Head-to-Head

Best Benchtop Thickness Planer Benchtop thickness planers are an essential piece of equipment for any woodshop. These planers are an excellent option for small home woodshops and contractors that need a portable option. While not big and powerful as full size shop thickness planers, benchtop thickness planers are still very capable of effectively planing a […]

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Milwaukee Upgrades M18 System – New HIGH OUTPUT Batteries, Super Charger

Milwaukee® Upgrades Its Entire M18™ System with New HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries and M18™ & M12™ Super Charger MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool, the leader in cordless power tool technology, announces the next breakthrough for its M18™ Cordless System by extending its range of M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries and introducing the first M18™ & M12™ Super […]

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Milwaukee Introduces New M18 FUEL™ 7/16” Utility Impact Wrench

Milwaukee Utility Impact Wrench is First to Be Made Specifically for Linemen MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented innovation for the Power Utility Industry with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ONE-KEY™.  The industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for Linemen, this is also […]

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