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

Best Dust Extractor – Head-To-Head

Best Dust Extractor Construction is a messy business and dust is one of the biggest evils in our industry. Not only can dust be destructive to personal property but is dangerous to our health. Recent OSHA regulations have highlighted how dangerous dust can be and how important it is to capture dust on the jobsite. […]

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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

RYOBI Devour 18V Cordless Sweeper

RYOBI Devour 18V Cordless Sweeper Earlier this winter the Ryobi Devour Cordless Sweeper showed up at my doorstep. Usually with a tool that requires some assembly I’ll snap a couple pictures during that process just to make it clearer for future purchasers of the tool. This tool though, I wasn’t waiting. A tool that promises […]

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Tool Accessories

Milwaukee Carbide Torch Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade

Milwaukee Reciprocating Saw Blades Job sites are probably the most demanding, “tool testing sites,” that exist, when demolition is part of the project, things get even more rigorous and demanding. Reciprocating saws are used at all levels of construction, they are probably seen the most in the remodeling and demolition stages of a project. While […]

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Nailer/Stapler

Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer

  Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer Review Pin nailers, like the Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer are an exciting new addition to the market. Pin nailers are the smallest of finish nailers available, utilizing ultra-thin 23-gauge pins. The fasteners range in sizes from 3/8” to 2,” are headless, and result in the least […]

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    Power Tools

    Festool Bluetooth Remote Control for CT Dust Extractors

    Festool 202097 Bluetooth Remote Control Set for CT 26/36/48 Dust Extractors The ability to use a Festool cordless tool and automatically turn on a connected Festool CT vacuum has now become a reality. Festool now has few bluetooth options for their users. Festool Bluetooth Remote Control is now available with an equipped vacuum or a retrofitted […]

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    Air Tools

    Hitachi 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer, NT65MA4 Review

    Hitachi NT65MA4 1-1/4 Inch to 2-1/2 Inch 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer with Air Duster Recently we took the Hitachi 15-gauge angled finish nailer,NT65MA4  to our jobsite to review. Historically we have used 16-gauge finish nails on our trim work. 16-gauge finish nailers have a smaller diameter and generally smaller and lighter nailers. 15 gauge nailers […]

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    Hand Tools

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    OLFA LA-X Utility Knife Review

    OLFA LA-X Utility Knife Review Let me get this out of the way, I’ve always been a traditional utility knife user. The kind that takes a trapezoid-shaped blade that can be flipped end for end when it gets dull. Fixed blade, retractable, flip-style all use the same blade. There’s one company though that went a […]

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    Measuring & Layout

    BOSCH Professional GLM 50 C Laser Measure

    BOSCH GLM 50 C Laser Measure Vs The Tape Measure This morning, I thought I would have some fun at work, and try out the new BOSCH Professional GLM 50 C Laser Measure. I am just getting familiar with this newly released laser measure. But one of the intriguing features of the GLM 50C is […]

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    Cordless Tools

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    RYOBI Devour 18V Cordless Sweeper

    RYOBI Devour 18V Cordless Sweeper Earlier this winter the Ryobi Devour Cordless Sweeper showed up at my doorstep. Usually with a tool that requires some assembly I’ll snap a couple pictures during that process just to make it clearer for future purchasers of the tool. This tool though, I wasn’t waiting. A tool that promises […]

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    Automotive

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    Milwaukee M12 Ratchet – Which One to Buy?

    Milwaukee M12 Ratchets – Which One to Buy? About 4 or 5 years ago, Milwaukee came out with their first cordless ratchet. It was on the growing M12 platform and came in 3/8″ and 1/4″ varieties. The M12 ratchet was a decent tool but couldn’t quite match the specs of the pneumatic units that were […]

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    Lawn & Garden

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    Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced

    Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced The last few years the major power tool manufacturers have been making a major push into the handheld Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) world. This makes sense as batteries improve to power tools only previously powered by 2-stroke motors. While most manufacturers have only explored battery technology, one sees the […]

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