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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Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Table Saw Stand My crew and I are all about efficiency and portability. The table saw is the cornerstone of our mobile carpentry work-site set up, and we wanted better safety and performance from our table saw. Portable, Durable and Accurate – Does it exist? We wanted something that would allow us to be portable, […]

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DEWALT DW089LG 12 Volt 3 x 360 Green Line Laser

DEWALT DW089LG Green Line Laser Review Growing up when the first Star Wars movie was shown in the movie theaters, lasers were something a kid would dream of. Today, light sabers and laser guns have lost their allure to real construction lasers. From make grading and excavating measurements, such as determining a site’s area or […]

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Milwaukee 16 GA Angled Cordless Finish Nailer 2742-21CT

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16 GA Angled Nail Finish 2742-21CT Review There’s a lot of conversation among tradesmen these days whether battery operated cordless finish nailers can compete with the Paslode gas nailer or even pneumatic nailers. As a fan of the Paslode nailer I will say that until recently, I was a complete skeptic of […]

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SENCO 4.5 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor PC0968N

  SENCO 4.5 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor PC0968N Review My first set of pneumatic nailers was SENCO brand. I used them for 20 years until I gave them to a neighbor who rebuilt them and still uses them today. While my nailers lasted, my compressors did not. I have gone through at least 5 […]

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Makita Next Generation 12V Tools

Makita12V max CXT™ Tool Review The engineers at Makita have certainly been on a role lately, I guess having 100 years of innovation and boasting the worlds largest 18 volt cordless tool line up just wasn’t enough. They’re now redesigning and attacking the 12 volt line of tools with some brand new, and frankly, very […]

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Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148

Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148 Review We recently started using Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148 on the jobsite and in the shop. The Yellow Jacket power strip is a length of electrical sockets attached to the end of a flexible cable that plugs into an electrical receptacle. Power strips are typically used where electrical demand […]

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DEWALT 40 Inch Multi-Functional Utility Bar DWHT55293

DEWALT 40” Multi-Functional Utility Bar DWHT55293 Review We recently used the DEWALT 40” Multi-Functional Utility Bar on a bathroom remodel during the demolition phase. This Dewalt bar look a little different from the earlier crowbar descendants.  Based on leverage research and some good old Dewalt engineering, this bar is a crowbar on steroids! Where in […]

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Kershaw Link 1776 GRYBW Blackwash Series

Kershaw Link 1776 GRYBW Assisted Folding Knife Review If I said to you I want an every day carry knife, [EDC] made in the USA, at an affordable price would you think of Kershaw Link 1776 GRYBW Blackwash Series knife? If you didn’t know knives and you saw the Link, you’d probably say no way, […]

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Klein ET200 Electronic Voltage Continuity Tester

Klein ET200 Electronic Voltage Continuity Tester Review By James Nadeau I don’t know about you, but when I’m forced to go to the mall I don’t use the main entrance.  I go in around the back which allows me to go through the tool section of Sears before I enter the mall.  This strategically puts […]

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Kobalt 24 Volt Brushless Cordless Tools

Kobalt Announces NEW Cordless PRO Grade Line Up of Tools Kobalt wants to change the way you think about their tool line! You’ll see a lot of changes come to light this year as Kobalt has completely re-designed their cordless tool line from the ground up. This new release is Phase I of a multiple […]

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