Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Tool industry news & reviews by professionals

Welcome to Tool Box Buzz! A website dedicated to in depth coverage of tool industry news from the perspective of real PROFESSIONALS. Two seasoned construction Pros; Todd Fratzel and Robert Robillard head up a team of Pros and Serious DIY editors offering: editorials, product reviews, and high quality videos. Our team of Pros have daily access to all types of residential and commercial construction projects including: renovations, remodeling, demolition and new construction.

Head-To-Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Saws

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw Review The folks at Delta are working hard to get back into the game. They recently introduced the brand new CRUZER miter saws. The CRUZER has a unique, robot-like arm that allows the saw to perform similar to a sliding miter saw. Similar to the […]

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Cordless Tools

Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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Tool Accessories

FN vs DA Style Finish Nails

FN vs DA Style 15 Gauge Finish Nails While many of you probably know the difference between FN and DA 15 gauge finish nails there are still many guys confused and frustrated with this topic. 15 gauge angled finish nailers are very popular and on any given day you’re likely to find several different models […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Porter Cable 20V Brad Nailer

Porter Cable PCC790B 20V 18Gauge Brad Nailer Review Porter Cable has expanded their cordless 20V MAX line by adding a cordless finish nailer, brad nailer and stapler.   If your already on Porter Cable’s 20V MAX platform then adding this (3) nailers/stapler would be a great addition.  To view Porter Cable’s expanded line of 20V MAX […]

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    Power Tools

    Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

    Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw Review The folks at Delta are working hard to get back into the game. They recently introduced the brand new CRUZER miter saws. The CRUZER has a unique, robot-like arm that allows the saw to perform similar to a sliding miter saw. Similar to the […]

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    Air Tools

    Makita 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model AF635) Review

    Makita AF635 Finish Nailer While cordless finish nailers are improving quickly there’s still a place for pneumatic finish nailers on the job site. We recently tested one of Makita’s newest pneumatic finish nailers (Makita AF635 Finish Nailer) on a job finishing out a commercial building renovation. The Makita AF635 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is […]

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    Hand Tools

    Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper

    Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper K12055 Review I’m an electrician, and I’ve long thought that wire strippers had very little purpose to me except for when I needed a bolt cutter.  The pliers have always been lousy and my linesman pliers can strip wires almost as quickly.  Why should I bother carry around another tool.  […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    Bosch 48” Digital Level

    Bosch GIM 120 Digital Level Review For centuries, the level has been ubiquitous with job site accuracy and precision. Digital levels have taken that accuracy to a different, well, level. Bosch has taken this approach and released the GIM 120 Digital Level, a tool packed with features that should appeal to trim carpenters, installers, inspectors, […]

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    Cordless Tools

    Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

    Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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    Automotive

    Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/2″ Ratchet

    Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12v Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2” Ratchet   Review When Milwaukee released their original M12 ratchet back in 2011, there aim was to marry the performance and speed of pneumatic ratchets without the use of cords or hoses. Since then, these Milwaukee ratchets have become synonymous with cordless performance in the auto […]

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    Lawn & Garden

    EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower

    EGO POWER+ 21 in. 56-Volt Snow Blower SNT2100 Review Christmas morning 2017 dropped 7 inches of powder snow to the Boston area. I had to clear the snow anyway, so I figured this was as good a time as ever to check out the EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower. EGO has always impressed me as […]

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