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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MAKITA 18V LXT Cordless Compact Router XTR01Z

MAKITA 18 V 1-1/4 H.P. Cordless Router Review If you’ve been a carpenter for at least 20 years you know that MAKITA’s lineage is with the carpenter and woodworker. To prove this just think back to your first miter saw, table saw or slide pack drill and I’d bet it was a MAKITA for most […]

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Milwaukee Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

Milwaukees Lighting Solutions Milwaukee is now focused on offering a range of highly portable lighting solutions that can be carried, worn, and attached by contractors who need quick access to light. A few of our favorites from this new line-up of lighting includes: 700L Flashlight Hard Hat Headlamp Pocket Flood Light All three of the Milwaukee […]

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Makita ImpactX Fastening Accessories

Makita ImpactX The Makita ImpactX fastening accessory line is their newest line up of impact accessories designed to endure the force of high-volume screw driving applications with high torque impact drivers, they include: Insert bits Power bits Magnetic bit holders Magnetic nut holders Socket adapters Makita’s Research on Fastening According to job site research, professional […]

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Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand

  The Idea Behind A Miter Saw Stand What good is a miter saw if you don’t have a stand? I suppose you can set it on plywood and two sawhorses , like I did for many years. Miter saw stands come in different shapes and sizes. Some have wheels, some are gravity rise and […]

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Rockler Material Mate Shop Stand

Rockler Material Mate Panel Cart The Rockler Material Mate Shop Stand was designed to help the contractor and woodworker’s reduce the effort necessary to wrestling sheet goods around the shop. It will carry, and  transport 4×8 panels easier and safer, than manually carrying them. If you’re a one-man show this cart can save your back […]

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Festool Integrated Plug-it Cord and Sleeve 201778

Festool Plug-It Cord and Sleeve Review Until recently I used to get frustrated using my Festool TS55 Track saw with dust collection. The issue, I kept getting hooked on the rail or the corner of the board because to hose and cord would snag. It go to the point that I considered taping the two […]

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Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit

Dewalt 20V XR 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit Review Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. In 1986 we saw their introduction of gas and battery nailers and now were seeing totally battery-only, cordless finish nailers. We recently took the Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA […]

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Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer

Graco Ultra Cordless Paint Sprayer 17M363 Review Founded in 1926, Graco is the world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco equipment squeezes tomato paste onto millions of frozen pizzas; pumps fluids into millions of cars and applies paint to homes. Like Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee, for my trade, the name Graco is synonymous […]

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Rolgear Multi-bit SILENT Ratchet Screwdriver

Rolgear 15-in-1 Screwdriver Review As a remodeling contractor, I’m a fan of ratcheting and multi-bit screwdrivers, as they allow multiple tool options with one tool. I recently came across the Rolgear screwdriver which has a unique and innovative gear mechanism. What I mean by that is that it’s completely silent, and there is no lost […]

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DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V XR Circular Saw DCS570P1

DEWALT 7-1/4″ XR Circular Saw DCS570P1  Review There is no doubt that today’s cordless tools make our work easier, and save time on task. The DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V Cordless Circular Saw DCS570P1 is a prime example of this. We recently took the DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V XR Cordless Circular Saw DCS570P1 to our job site to […]

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