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 Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

Continue reading »

Saws

Skilsaw Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

Skilsaw Announces Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw New tools come out seemingly every day. Many of them are complete redesigns over previous models but sometimes they are incremental improvements that fix the issues with the previous model. We reviewed the Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw when it first came out. The sheer power and […]

Continue reading »

Cordless Tools

Bosch GLI-300N ARTICULATING LED WORK LIGHT Review

Bosch GLI-300N ARTICULATING LED WORK LIGHT Review Bosch power tools has just introduced two new job site cordless lights. In the all new Bosch GLI 18V300N and GLI 12V 300 LED job site lights, Bosch feels they can truly maximize the hours of usage on a single charge. These two new lights provide lighting solutions […]

Continue reading »

Tool Accessories

Southwire 30’ Cord Reel Power Station

Southwire 48006SW Cord Reel Power Station Review In many cases, power cords are one of the least desired tools a contractor or DIY’er owns. They are not a “sexy” tool and don’t perform a function that makes a project look better. However, they can be one of the most frustrating and possibly dangerous aspects of […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

    Tool Reviews by Brand

    Browse all brands »

    Power Tools

    Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw -1

    Skilsaw Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw

    Skilsaw Announces Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw New tools come out seemingly every day. Many of them are complete redesigns over previous models but sometimes they are incremental improvements that fix the issues with the previous model. We reviewed the Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw when it first came out. The sheer power and […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Power Tools »

    Air Tools

    Hitachi NR83AA5 Paper Collated Framing Nailer

    Hitachi Framing Nailer NR83AA5 Review When you hear the term “Framing nailer” one company comes to mind, Hitachi. The name Hitachi has been at the front of the pack for more than a decade, with their innovation and solidly built framing nailers. In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the Hitachi NR83AA5 Paper […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Air Tools »

    Hand Tools

    Bernzomatic Torches

    Good Bye Old Friends Two of the first tools I ever bought are now among the recently departed from my toolbox inventory. Back in 1975, I bought a flint spark igniter along with a MAP gas torch to sweat a few water lines for my new house and install some air lines in my garage. […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Hand Tools »

    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, […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Measuring & Layout »

    Cordless Tools

    Bosch GLI -1

    Bosch GLI-300N ARTICULATING LED WORK LIGHT Review

    Bosch GLI-300N ARTICULATING LED WORK LIGHT Review Bosch power tools has just introduced two new job site cordless lights. In the all new Bosch GLI 18V300N and GLI 12V 300 LED job site lights, Bosch feels they can truly maximize the hours of usage on a single charge. These two new lights provide lighting solutions […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Cordless Tools »

    Automotive

    Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review

    Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review (Model 2861-22) Many times we see the latest and greatest new tools at a manufacturer’s media event. For Milwaukee, the event is right around the first week of June every year, dubbed the New Product Symposium. It was at this event that we’ve seen some amazing new tools. Sometimes […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Automotive »

    Lawn & Garden

    STIHL – Pick Your Power

    STIHL Battery Powered Chainsaws While STIHL is knows for it’s powerful and reliable line of gas powered chainsaws they also offer a wide range of battery powered chainsaws. Designed with homeowners, maintenance workers and landscapers their lineup of battery powered chainsaws is impressive. We recently tested three different models across two different battery platforms to […]

    Continue Reading…

    More Lawn & Garden »