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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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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IRWIN Tools ~ Win 1 Million: “Thank a Tradesman” Sweepstakes

IRWIN Tools the manufacturer and distributor of outstanding hand tools and power tool accessories has an amazing sweepstakes going on.  They’re giving away a $1 Million Prize to a lucky Consumer if NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray Wins the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray the driver of the #07 NASCAR car with […]

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PORTER-CABLE® Launches New, Lightweight 15 AMP Chop Saw

PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its new 15 AMP Chop Saw (PC14CTSD) that has been designed to offer contractors performance, ergonomics, ease of use, and durability. This chop saw is ideal for mechanical contractors, electrical contractors, metal fabricators, fence builders, and many other tradesmen, the PC14CTSD is capable of handling a number of metal cutting […]

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Convert Your Shop Vac Into A Dust Collector: Dust Right Vortex

Dust Right Vortex Rockler has introduced yet another highly innovative product:  the Dust Right Vortex, a 10 -gallon dust container that turns any standard shop vacuum into an effective two-stage dust extractor. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right Vortex™ captures sawdust, wood chips, and other shop debris before it […]

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7-1/4″ Skilsaw® with Laser Review

7-1/4″ Skilsaw® with Laser Model Model #5680-02 The folks at SKIL recently sent me their upgraded SKIL 5680-02 – 7-1/4-Inch circular saw to evaluate and review.    The Skilsaw has been around for 74 years and this new SKILSAW was specifically designed for DIYers. First Impression: The SKIL 5680-02  includes a 51 Degree bevel with positive stop at 45 […]

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