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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Milwaukee 60” Mobile Work Station

Milwaukee 60” Mobile Work Station 48-22-8560 Review Tools are an investment and protecting them often guarantees years of productive use. Keeping your shop tools protected, organized and accessible in a tool storage box will save you time and money making your work efforts safer and easier. I’m not talking about a Level 5 Aviation tool […]

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Rockwell F80 Duotch Sonocrafter Multitool Review

Rockwell F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter Multitool RK5151K Oscillating tools have quickly become a go-to tool on the jobsite for us carpenters and remodelers. While we all know that an oscillating tool works with a side-to-side movement, moving at approximately 20,000 strokes per minute, did you know that the blade oscillation is angled at approximately 3.2 degrees for optimized cutting […]

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Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30 Review

Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30 So what’s all this talk about Starlock?  Starlock is Bosch’s’ newest approach to high-performance, application-based multi-tool interface that is “stupid simple” to use. That means more power, precision and performance. So say hello to the Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30! How the Starlock Interface Works The Starlock interface system works off of accessory blade contact.  […]

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Fiskars IsoCore 10 lb Sledge Hammer

Fiskars IsoCore 10 lb Sledge Hammer Review Sledgehammers have been around for a log time and are a must tool in my remodeling arsenal. There are many times where I find myself fetching the “Beg Hammer” from my trailer. A few of the situations that I rely on a sledgehammer for are: Concrete Slab Removal: […]

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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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