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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RIDGID Roofing Cutter

RIDGID Roofing Cutter Model R040SCA I hate cutting roofing shingles – it’s difficult, abuses the blades and is just plain difficult.   Apparently the folks at RIDGID hate it too because they just came out with a pneumatic roofing cutter that cuts through shingles like butter. The RIDGID Roofing Cutter runs at 9,600 SPMs and […]

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BORA Magnetic Combination Square

BORA Combination Square Provides Quick and Accurate Measurements BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces its new Magnetic Combination Square hand tool. Featuring a magnetic locking system and durable, quality construction, the Combination Square is a professional-grade tool, suitable for a variety of applications including carpentry, general construction and remodeling, woodworking, and do-it-yourself […]

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Bosch Blue Granite Turbo Hammer Drill Bits

Bosch Blue Granite Turbo Masonry and Tile Drill bits Lately it seems that Bosch has been churning out really cool accessories.   From multi tool blades to drill bits.  Most recently they are offering the Blue Granite Turbo Hammer Drill Bits. Designed for drilling  holes in masonry. Turbo masonry bits – from ease of chucking in […]

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Bosch Oscillating Multi-tool Blades

New Bosch Oscillating Tool Blades Deliver 30 Percent Longer Life, Greater Speed   Titanium coating increases life of half-moon cutting blades; 3Max tear drop-shaped carbide blade that saves time on grout/thinset removal. Mt. Prospect, Ill., May 9, 2012 – The hottest power tool segment should benefit from the best accessories on the planet. Bosch has […]

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Channellock 7.5″ 758 Flush Cutter

NEW Channellock Flush Cutter. The folks at Channellock just released a new 7.5 inch flush cutter designed specifically  to cut plastic ties. A tool like this is ideal for electricians, Audio visual techs, mechanics, IT and aviation folks who need to cut copper wire close to solder joints or need to snip off plastic tie wraps.  and […]

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New IRWIN Marples Chisels

IRWIN’s Marples Chisels For Woodworking, Finish Carpentry, and General Construction Work I’ve use Marples chisels for years and was excited to learn that IRWIN Marples now has a new line of chisels. Complementing the introduction of its new fine woodworking saw blade series, IRWIN is also introducing three new Marples bevel edge chisel lines that extend […]

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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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