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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BORA Try Squares

BORA Dares To Be Square! BORA®, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, just released a Try Square.  Available in two sizes, 8-inch and 12-inch, the BORA Try Square is a great addition to any shop. A try square is a woodworking or a metal working tool used for marking and measuring material.   The […]

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Senco JoistPro Metal Connector Nailer

Senco® Introduces JoistPro™ 150 and 250 Metal Connector Nailer Building a home or adding onto a home requires that today’s builder to use alot of metal connectors. New building codes require us to build and brace our structures  for hurricane force wind, lateral movement and uplift.   These stricter building codes have led the building […]

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Jot Spot Erasable Writing Tablet

Jot Spot The folks at Tablet Tape recently sent me a few of their peel and stick Jot Spots to review.   I first saw this innovative product at the 2011 Build Boston event.  I met the owner and inventor Mike Cannata who took the time to show me his product. What’s a Jot Spot? A […]

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DEWALT Solid Rock Carbide SDS Drill Bit

DEWALT®  SDS Plus  SOLID ROCK CARBIDE™ Bits  If you spend your day using an SDS hammer drill to drill and install heavy-duty anchoring systems then you may be VERY interested in these new bits! DEWALT’s SOLID ROCK CARBIDE SDS Plus Bits are designed for mechanical contractors, plumbers, electricians, concrete forming, tilt wall contractors, glaziers and other […]

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DEWALT Depth Control and Dust System

DEWALT Adjustable Depth Setter DWA5537DS and Dust Collector DWA500DC What allows you to drill into concrete, have accurate drilling depth and be able to control and collect all that nasty, dangerous concrete dust? It’s DEWALT’s new Adjustable Depth Setter (DWA5537DS) and Dust Collector (DWA500DC)  combined together as a proprietary Depth Control and Dust System. What does […]

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Irwin 4 Point Utility Blades Last Twice as Long

IRWIN  Utility Knife And Blades Out of all the tools in my carpenters tool bag one of the most used tools is my utility knife.    As far as utility knives go  they’re all pretty similar with a few options, some have a retractable blade, some are fixed, some need a tool to change the […]

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Milwaukee Deep Cut Band Saws

NEW Line Of Milwaukee Deep Cut Corded Band-saws   Milwaukee Tool Corporation recently released a new line of band-saws that boast  deliver best-in-class power,improved cut visibility and the industry’s largest cut capacity. According to Andrew Plowman,Milwaukee Product Manager, this new saw line has new designs that provide two times the durability than the competition.  “ […]

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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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