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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Black And Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench

Black And Decker:  The Ratcheting Ready Wrench I had heard of the original Ready Wrench but had not used it. The new Black And Decker Ready Wrench with ratcheting feature is a useful, handy tool to have in the tool box.  I find that I use just a  few different size sockets or wrenches, but keep […]

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The Woodworking & D.I.Y. Show

Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2011 Friday, Noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 Sawdust will blanket the floor, wood shavings will soar, and buzz saws will whir as the region’s largest event for […]

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Milwaukee® M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool with Universal Accessory Adaptor

Milwaukee® Introduces M12™ Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool with Universal Accessory Adaptor Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand their M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the cordless multi-tool. This oscillating tool delivers the portability, versatility and compatibility professional users demand. Ideal for remodelers, flooring contractors, maintenance repair technicians and electricians, the M12™ Multi-Tool comes complete […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces Industry’s Fastest ProPEX Installation Tools

Attention plumbers and Heating Professionals!!!! Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporationexpands their M12™ and M18™ Lithium-Ion systems with the introduction of the industry’s fastest ProPEX installation tools with auto-rotating ProPEX Expansion Heads. The ProPEx tool is designed for one-handed use, the M12™ and M18™ ProPEX Expansion tools allow users to install Uponor ProPEX® fittings up to four […]

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Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver

  Bosch PS21-2A The folks at Bosch sent me their Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Pocket Driver to review. The kit includes: Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Two-Speed Pocket Driver, Two lithium-ion 12-volt Max batteries, 30-minute charger, Carrying case.   First Impression: What impressed me the most about the PS21  was how compact and  light the Bosch […]

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Milwaukee Cordless Copper Tube Cutter 2471-22 Review

Milwaukee® M12 Cordless Copper Tube Cutter I recently had the opportunity to evaluate and test the Milwaukee Cordless Copper Tubing Cutter, Model # 2471-22. The M12 Copper Tubing Cutter is designed for cutting copper and is touted to be a huge time saver for plumbers, mechanical contractors and re-modelers. First Impression: The M12 cutter comes […]

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Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Hammer Drills

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or […]

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Bosch 7.0-AMP Jigsaw Review

Bosch Jigsaw Review If you’re a carpenter, cabinet installer or a serious DIYer you can’t get the job done without a quality jigsaw. I recently had the oppotrtunity toreview the Bosch top-handled 7.0-Amp, Model JS470E jigsaw to review. First Impression: The Bosch JS470E jigsaw comes in a molded case with a blade storage compartment. It […]

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Dremel 6800-01 Trio Rotary Tool Kit

DREMEL-TRIO MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL Recently the folks at Dremel sent me their new Dremel-Trio to evaluate. I’ve used the Dremel rotary tool before and liked it so I was super excited to see what the Dremel-Trio was all about. The Dremel Trio is a multi-purpose tool that can be used to cut, sand and rout materials […]

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Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer DFCR175C

Testing the new Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer DFCR175C If you follow this site you know that I enjoy reviewing tools.  For me, part of reviewing a tool is to try to use it in the field on applications that it was intended for. Tools are designed for specific functions but as you know we often […]

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