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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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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Bosch 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Rotary Hammer Drill RHH180

Bosch 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Rotary Hammer Drill RHH180 Bosch First Impressions Are Lasting: Bosch recently came out with a cordless 18-Volt Rotary Hammer.  I recently tested one out and then gave it to my brother who is a licensed plumber to test out on the job site.   There are not too many cordless tools that impress […]

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Tool Box Buzz Attends DEWALT Media Event

Todd Fratzel and Rob Robillard both attended the 2011 DEWALT Media Event this week. Here’s a short video that Rob produced with some highlights from the event. Additional news and reviews will follow this summer as we test some of the new offerings.

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CRAFTSMAN® And “PICKER” Frank Fritz In Search Of America’s Classic Tools

Popular antique collector and pickerFrank Fritz will review submitted treasures on the Craftsman Facebook page and appear at select Sears Hometown Stores “Finding America’s Treasures,”  is a program which will spotlight the old, hidden and rusty tool treasures found in garages, workshops and attics across the country. Fans can share a photo of their treasure and a brief description […]

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Fluke Tool Bag Giveaway

 Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology is giving away a $ 2,500  “fantasy tool bag” filled with Fluke tools of your choice. I’m a huge fan of Fluke tools and have several in my tool box.  From simple voltage tester to a TIS thermal imager, these tool are top quality […]

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FLUKE® Thermal Imager

Fluke Corporation, the leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced a new entry level Fluke TiS Thermal Imager at the 2011 IBS, Las Vegas. I like Fluke for their no nonsense tough and reliable tools. This Fluke TiS thermal imager is a helpful tool to help remodelers like me quickly diagnose any hidden rot, missing […]

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Eagle America Spline Jig

Spline Joinery ~ Woodworking Joint As a carpenter I occasionally get to dabble into woodworking and cabinet making.   One thing I enjoy doing is making boxes with different, good looking joints.  dove tails, box joints and splines quickly come to mind.  Using these types of joints always increases the strength of ther project but also […]

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