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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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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SawStop Jobsite Table Saw JSS

SawStop Jobsite Saw Model JSS Review Table saw injuries are a serious matter, and many if not most, can be prevented by following safety rules and using tools with safety features like: Blade Guard Splitter and Anti-Kickback Pawl Riving Knife Large safety switch Push Stick Flesh Sensors SawStop Blade Brake Technology We recently took the […]

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Lind Beacon 360 TREK LED Area Light

Lind Equipment LE360LEDL-TE Beacon360 Trek LED  Light Review Recently I had a close call on my jobsite where a jobsite heater’s fan failed and the unit caught fire. That incident got me looking closer at how I could make my jobsite safer. After replacing my fire extinguisher, I replaced my incandescent string lights. After that, […]

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Bosch 12V FlexiClick Tool Giveaway

Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V FlexiClick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver Giveaway Contest The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V  FlexiClick . The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. It’s a light weight and compact tool that includes  the […]

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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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