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. Rob hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston's Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He 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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Track Saw Comparison – Which One Is Best For You?

Track Saws From DEWALT, Festool & Makita Rob and some of his crew took a hard look at the major Track Saw models on the market and see how they “lined up”. With hours in the shop and critical analysis of each saw’s features and performance we are providing readers with a comprehensive look at […]

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Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses SB7010SDT

Pyramex Safety Glasses Review We recently had the opportunity to test out a bunch of safety glasses. Out of several styles we looked at we had a favorite pair, the Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses SB7010SDT with anti-fog coating. We are devoting this article to that pair! Pyramex safety glasses are popular on our job-sites mostly […]

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SKIL 7-1/4 Inch MAG77LT Worm Drive Saw Review

Magnesium Worm Drive SKILSAW Model # MAG77LT In the world of residential and commercial remodeling the SkilSaw has enjoyed a very long reputation of quality, rugged durability and exceptional performance. The reputation has been so long running that people today often refer to any brand circular saw as a “SkilSaw.” If you ask me, that’s […]

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Milwaukee Fastback Serrated Spring Assisted Knife

Milwaukee Fastback Spring Assisted Knife Review 48-22-1995 The Milwaukee Fastback Spring Assisted Serrated Knife features a 1-handed assisted open, a black oxide-coated stainless steel semi serrated blade and is selling at approximately $25.00 like hotcakes. Being a self admitted knife snob I’m not easily swayed by any knife that sells for under $75.oo and that’s […]

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Milwaukee M18 Cordless SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Review

Milwaukee M18™ Cordless 5/8″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Kit 2612-21 I used the Milwaukee M18 Cordless ⅝” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer to drill holes for Tapcon screws to reattach 2×6 ledgers for on-grade landings onto poured concrete foundations. Job-site Tough Originally they had been attached with un-coated powder actuated nails that didn’t hold up to […]

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Bosch BS 150 + GLL3-80 Kit

Bosch BS 150 + GLL3-80 Kit Option Offers Complete Leveling System Right Out of the Box 3-plane 360-degree line laser plus compact tripod provides an efficient leveling package for professionals Mount Prospect, Ill., April 2, 2013 – Bosch Measuring Tools introduces the BS 150 Compact Tripod combined with an optional kit that includes the GLL3-80 […]

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Milwaukee 4PC Nut Driver Set

Milwaukee® Introduces 4PC Nut Driver Set with Universal Driver Head MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to provide major advancements in Hand Tool design with the introduction of their new Milwaukee 4PC Nut Driver Set. The only tools in this category with universal driver heads, the new Nut Drivers fit 4X more fasteners including Square, Hex, […]

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Makita 12 Volt Cordless Jigsaw

Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Jigsaw, model VJ01W Makita has been adding to their 12 volt line up and recently added a jigsaw.  The Makita 12 Volt Cordless Jigsaw appears to be compact, have better visibility and certainly worthy of attention.   We’re trying to get on in the TBB workshop to evaluate and review. If your […]

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Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter

A Faster Milliamp Clamp Meter For Electrical troubleshooting The Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter is claimed to be 10 times faster than measuring milliamps with a traditional multimeter when troubleshooting control panels.  This clamp allows users to measure milliamps without having to break the loop and shutting down equipment. If you had to figure out a 10 x savings every time you […]

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Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square

Johnson Rafter Angle “Speed Square” I recently learned that what I’ve always called a Johnson Speed Square is officially called a Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square.  The Johnny Square was named after Johnny Wong a builder and carpenter who helped test and develop the square in the field. As long as I can remember I’ve always owned and […]

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