Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is also the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the editor of the blog, A Concord Carpenter and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. As a carpenter and web editor, Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He is the carpenter correspondence for and writes a Q&A column, in the Sunday Boston Globe, called "Ask the Carpenter."He hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show,, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Metro West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, where we post all of our tool reviews and video editorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob RobillardRob Robillard

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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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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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Milwaukee GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls

Milwaukee Insulated, Weather Resistant Work Bibs  Contractor clothing trends can be interesting to say the least, especially when it gets cold. Tradesmen, including myself, traditionally layer like crazy, and mostly choose clothing that gives us warmth and mobility. It doesn’t always look pretty but it works – well, a little. Finding Durable Clothing When you […]

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Southwire LED String Lights

Southwire 7164SW-7165SW LED String Light As a remolding contractor I’ve use incandescent string lights to illuminate the job site for as long as I can remember. Recently while attending a trade show I saw the Southwire LED String Light and was impressed with the quality of light output. LED lights run cooler than incandescent bulbs and are […]

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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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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7-1/4” Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 7-1/4″ Miter Saw 2733-21 Review The miter saw is a tool that brings carpentry cuts to a higher level of accuracy. Miter saws provide quick, accurate cross cuts at angles. While designed for finish carpentry, like molding and trim cutting applications, they are now being utilized in all phases of construction. “First Impressions” […]

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Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw XSL06Z Review At first glance you’ll notice that the Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is cordless, and has a smaller footprint than most miter saws. You’ll also notice that its rail system looks, well, different. Right off the bat I’m thinking this […]

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Milwaukee M12 3/8” Crown Stapler

Milwaukee M12 3/8” Crown Stapler 2447 Review Milwaukee has come out with their Milwaukee M12 3/8” Crown Stapler, this stapler spans the gap between a hand stapler and a hamper tacker. At $99.00 Milwaukee was able to replace an arduous hand tool, and make it easier to use, faster and still keep it small enough to fit […]

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Hitachi 10″ Slide Miter Saw C10FSHC

Hitachi 10” Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser- model C10FSHC Just released, the  new Hitachi 10″ Slide Miter Saw C10FSHC has some cool features you may be interested in. This saw also features a zero, rear clearance slide system allowing it to sit on a bench, up against a wall. Compact Slide System The […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hackzall

Milwaukee One-Handed M18 Hackzall Reciprocating Saw 2719-20 Milwaukee just released the brand new M18 Fuel Hackzall.  This new saw is designed to be a one-handed saw and has had SWEEPING improvements to it, compared to the earlier M12 Hackzall. Milwaukee is focusing this Hackzall on core users in the remodeling, electrical and plumbing trades. They’re goal […]

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