Ben Fecteau

Benjamin is a former project manager, CNC-designer, and AWS-certified welder with experience running a commercial and industrial steel design and fabrication company. Before making the jump to commercial construction, he spent years renovating houses and building furniture where he became skilled in the art of home wiring, flooring, siding, and custom tool modifications. Benjamin has a Masters Degree in Education and is passionate about sharing his love of design with his sons and through community-based outreach. He resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his family, in his workshop, and serving as an Air Force Officer.

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Tool Box Buzz – Cape Cod Service Event 2021

2021 Cape Cod Service Event At Tool Box Buzz, we are vocal proponents of giving back – especially to those who have paved the way for us. That’s why, for the second year in a row, Tool Box Buzz has participated in the Sandwich Cape Cod Council on Aging-led Yard Clean-up service event. After serving […]

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

TBB’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Do you dread having to find a gift for the workshop-a-holic in your family? Well, have no fear! Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide will help you pick out the perfect gift(s) for that hard-to-buy-for tradesperson in your life. We go through the heartache, pain, and suffering of testing out some […]

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Toro 21″ Cordless SP Mower Review

Toro Cordless 60V MAX 21″ Recycler Self-Propelled Mower (Model 21356) With lawn care season in it’s final throws for New England, I got the chance to try out a new cordless lawn mower to help me get ready for winter: the Toro 21″ Cordless Mower, model 21356. I was excited to test out a 60V […]

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Treblab Headphones and Earbuds Review

TREBLAB Z2 Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancelling and X3 PRO Earbuds Treblab Headphones and Earbuds were something I hadn’t heard of until recently. Yet, once I got the chance to test them out, I don’t know why I hadn’t heard of them before. I am always looking for options to combine job site connectivity, hearing […]

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LOMAX Stance Tonneau Cover Review

LOMAX Stance Tonneau Cover Tri-Panel, Diamond Mist Finish by Agri Cover I rely on my tools to be productive. So when my tools get lost, damaged, or stolen (unthinkable I know) it’s a significant and costly crisis. Also like many jobsite professionals, I rely heavily on my truck. It is a mobile extension of my […]

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Paslode 30° XP Framing Nailer Review

Paslode 30° Cordless XP Framing Nailer (Model CFN325XP) Paslode recently introduced their newest nailer model; the Paslode 30° XP Framing Nailer with fuel-powered performance. The new Model CFN325XP (#906300) is engineered, built, and tested with the PRO in mind so it was a natural fit for us to bring along to the job site and review […]

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Ryobi 12.5″ Thickness Planer Review

Ryobi 12.5″ 15Amp/120V Benchtop Thickness Planer (Model AP1305) Thickness planers, as we discussed in detail in our TBB benchtop planer Head-to-Head, are invaluable time and money-saving tools. They are also an essential tool for any woodworker looking to take on finish work projects like furniture or cabinetry building. Thickness planers ensure a uniform thickness for […]

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KCI Tools Squi.Jigs and StealthMounts review

KCI Tools Squi.Jigs (1 1/4″ & 3″) and StealthMount Battery & Tool Mounts (DEWALT 20V and Milwaukee M18 & M12) It’s easy to focus on the big-ticket items in the workshop or on the job site, but sometimes the right accessory and jig is really what makes all the difference. Recently I got the chance […]

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Milwaukee M18 14″ Chop Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 14″ Abrasive Chop Saw (Model 2990-20) I’ve used a lot of abrasive chop saws in the steel fabrication industry. From cutting smaller sections on angle iron to cutting rebar and threaded rod, abrasive cutoff saws are essential tools when a horizontal bandsaw may not be required. So when I recently got my […]

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Ryobi 18V Automotive Tools Review

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Automotive Tools Ryobi has expanded their 18V One + Line-up with a few new 18V automotive-based tools and we recently tested four of them out. These tools are added to Ryobi’s highest-powered One+ HP line-up (except the sander/polished) complete with brushless motors and backward-compatible with standard 18V Ryobi batteries. Ryobi’s […]

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