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 Cordless M12 Lithium-Ion Ratchet

Milwaukee® Introduces Most Compact & Powerful Cordless Ratchets As many of you know I’m a huge fan of Milwaukee tools, not only for their quality and durability, but because I like really the color.  Yup I’m that shallow – I love the RED color! A few months back Todd and I attended the 2011 Milwaukee Tool […]

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NEW Senco 16 Gauge Fusion Cordless Pneumatic Nailers

New F-16 Senco Finish Nailers Fifteen years ago I bought  my very first pneumatic nailers. They were Senco brand framing and finish nailers. Those nailers saved me a lot of time and money – I eventually gave them away – still in great working order. Since those days nailers have come along way in weight, performance […]

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DEWALT 18 Volt Impact Wrench

DEWALT®18 Volt Tools ½-Inch High-Torque NiCd Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil, Model DW059HK-2 DEWALT just released a new 18 volt XRP™ Impact Wrench with a Hog Ring Anvil. A Hog Ring holds the socket by friction or by snapping into indents machined into the socket, locking the socket on. The DW059HK-2 is specifically designed […]

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Bosch NailKiller Auger Bit

The Bosch NailKiller Auger Bit “Easy on Wood, Tough on Nails” The Bosch NailKiller is an interesting drill bit and one that you should take a closer look at. This auger bit is designed for rough in work in 2x lumber.  Electricians, Plumbers and AV installers will like this baby. Whats so interesting about the […]

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Bosch DareDevil Spade Bit

DareDevil™ Spade Bit = Not Your Average Bit! The DareDevil™spade bit is a perfect bit or electrical and plumbing rough frame drilling needs. The patented design of the bit has a threaded tip for fast smooth feeding. A full cone threaded tip, increases bit speed and and helps start the bit and keep it from […]

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Stiletto TrimBar5 5 oz. Titanium Trim & Nail Puller

Stiletto TrimBar5 TrimBar 5 oz. Titanium Trim Puller Review: If you do any carpentry, remodeling or Do-It-Yourself work you most likely own a pry bar and you may even own a trim bar as well. I’ve used a trim bar for years and keep one in my tool belt at all times.  Trim bars are […]

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Snap-On Stockman Three-Blade Pocket Knife

Snap-On  Stockman Pocket Knife Model 5210 Snap-On Tools’ has Stockman knife with a genuine stag handle with dual brass liners for quality corrosion resistance. This knife reminds me of my grandfathers pocket knife that he gave me and I have long since lost. This knife is all hand assembled and finished and look it! The handle of […]

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Snap-On recently came out with a new folding Multi-Function Knife.  While it’s bulky for a knife what you might not notice right off the bat is that this knife also is a spring loaded needle nose Plier.  The most interesting part of this multi-tool is how the pliers fold out of the tool handle.  I’ve never seen this done before […]

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Duo-Fast Cap Fastener DF150-CS

Duo-Fast Cap Fastener DF150-CS   Duo-Fast Construction is expanding its already impressive lineup of fastening products for roofing and exterior construction with the addition of the DF150-CS cap stapler and Duo-Caps fasteners. This new tool is the product of extensive field research to produce a fastening tool that makes users more productive and profitable on […]

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Night Stick Pro Flashlight/Floodlight – XPP-5422G

Night Stick Pro Flashlight/Floodlight XPP-5422G Looking for a jobsite grade flashlight for your toolbox?  Here it is. The Night Stick Pro from Bayco is one tough light. Plus it’s safety rated to be used in hazardous workplace environments and is intrinsically safe. Intrinsically safe lights are designed to eliminate “sparking” which can cause explosions in […]

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