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 M12 FUEL Generation 2

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Generation 2  – An Editorial Bigger, Faster, Better – right? Maybe . . . but I prefer Compact, Powerful and Better, that’s where the moneys at. 12-volt tools seem to have developed a “toy-like” stigma associated with them. People inherently think that 12V tools are NOT powerful enough for the work they […]

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SawStop Jobsite Table Saw JSS

SawStop Jobsite Saw Model JSS Review Table saw injuries are a serious matter, and many if not most, can be prevented by following safety rules and using tools with safety features like: Blade Guard Splitter and Anti-Kickback Pawl Riving Knife Large safety switch Push Stick Flesh Sensors SawStop Blade Brake Technology We recently took the […]

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Lind Beacon 360 TREK LED Area Light

Lind Equipment LE360LEDL-TE Beacon360 Trek LED  Light Review Recently I had a close call on my jobsite where a jobsite heater’s fan failed and the unit caught fire. That incident got me looking closer at how I could make my jobsite safer. After replacing my fire extinguisher, I replaced my incandescent string lights. After that, […]

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Bosch 12V FlexiClick Tool Giveaway

Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V FlexiClick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver Giveaway Contest The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V  FlexiClick . The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. It’s a light weight and compact tool that includes  the […]

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Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower

EGO POWER+ 21 in. 56-Volt Snow Blower SNT2100 Review Christmas morning 2017 dropped 7 inches of powder snow to the Boston area. I had to clear the snow anyway, so I figured this was as good a time as ever to check out the EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower. EGO has always impressed me as […]

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Milwaukee GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls

Milwaukee Insulated, Weather Resistant Work Bibs  Contractor clothing trends can be interesting to say the least, especially when it gets cold. Tradesmen, including myself, traditionally layer like crazy, and mostly choose clothing that gives us warmth and mobility. It doesn’t always look pretty but it works – well, a little. Finding Durable Clothing When you […]

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Southwire LED String Lights

Southwire 7164SW-7165SW LED String Light As a remolding contractor I’ve use incandescent string lights to illuminate the job site for as long as I can remember. Recently while attending a trade show I saw the Southwire LED String Light and was impressed with the quality of light output. LED lights run cooler than incandescent bulbs and are […]

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Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw Review The folks at Delta are working hard to get back into the game. They recently introduced the brand new CRUZER miter saws. The CRUZER has a unique, robot-like arm that allows the saw to perform similar to a sliding miter saw. Similar to the […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7-1/4” Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 7-1/4″ Miter Saw 2733-21 Review The miter saw is a tool that brings carpentry cuts to a higher level of accuracy. Miter saws provide quick, accurate cross cuts at angles. While designed for finish carpentry, like molding and trim cutting applications, they are now being utilized in all phases of construction. “First Impressions” […]

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