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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BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps Review The NEW BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps feature some subtle but functional improvements to an already great product. These improvements are: New mechanism with in the head Improved operating jaw design means once you put it in place, it stays in place and is ready for clamping. This makes […]

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M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light

M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light site light 2144-20 Review My 1st job site light was a 50-foot corded drop light. The name “drop-light” was fitting because if you dropped it in a crawl space and broke the delicate, incandescent bulb, you had NO LIGHT! Milwaukee LED Lighting Milwaukee first introduced the cordless lighting category of RADIUS site lighting in […]

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Best Tape Measure

Best Tape Measure Comparison Testing   Who Makes the Best Tape Measure? Tape measure and hammer brands often cause more debates on the job site than anything else, and I can see why. When you use a tool daily, hourly, or more, you become attached to it. One of the most critical tools required by all construction […]

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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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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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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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Little Giant MightyLite Ladder

Little Giant MightyLite Ladder Review Every day nearly 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder. Nearly 100 of them suffer a long-term or even permanent disability. And every day one person dies. The folks at Little giant Ladder invest a lot into research and development into their ladders. They recently released an innovative step […]

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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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Importance of Using Fleece Bags in a Dust Extractor

Fleece Bags vs Filter Replacement: What’s the REAL COST? Dust Extractor Fleece Bags are less expensive to use and replace than the vacuum pleated filters. Using fleece filter bags drastically improves the lifespan of both standard and HEPA filters, and protects the vacuum motor. Using them provides you with a massive cost savings over the […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Generation 2

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Generation 2  – An Editorial Bigger, Faster, Better – right? Maybe . . . but I prefer Compact, Powerful and Better, that’s where the moneys at. 12-volt tools seem to have developed a “toy-like” stigma associated with them. People inherently think that 12V tools are NOT powerful enough for the work they […]

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