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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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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PORTER-CABLE® Unveils New Reciprocating Saw

New PORTER-CABLE® Reciprocating Saws TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 17, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of two new reciprocating saws – a 7.5 AMP non-orbital model (PC75TRS) and an 8.5 AMP orbital unit (PC85TRSOK TigerSaw™). The two saws offer users the speed of cut they require for many applications, including wood cutting, metal cutting, masonry cutting, […]

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New SHOP FOX® Router Table & Sliding Table Attachment

Shop Fox – Router Table & Sliding Table Attachment for the W1819/W1820 Table Saws W1821 Router Table Attachment Highlights • Features a universal router mount, a 27″ wide precision-ground cast iron table, an extruded aluminum fence, and a starting pin for contour shaping. • Includes double-cross 3⁄4″ x 3⁄8″ T-slots, two aluminum lock handles, an […]

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Ryobi TEK4 LED Light

What supplies 16 hours of LED light? The Tek4™ LED Light, Model RP4410.  The Ryobi Tek4™ LED Light is powered by 4V Lithium-ion battery technology. This light offers a number of advanced features such as: A variety of mounting options, 6 ultra-bright white LED’s, 90 degree adjustable lamp assembly. This impact, dust and water resistant tool is built for Work. […]

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FLUKE® Thermal Imager

TiS Thermal Imager from FLUKE® A new TiS Thermal Imager from FLUKE®  promises to be a tough, reliable, affordable tool that withstands rigors of residential construction. As a residential contractor having a thermal imager in my tool arsenal will allow me to better inspect the building envelope to find under insulated areas or water leaks.  It will also […]

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DEWALT Impact Clutch Accessory

DEWALT® Impact Clutch™ Accessory Holder Extends Bit Life by More Than Five Times Every one I know new has an impact driver; from carpenters to plum,bers and electricians.   Impact drivers have made at least at 50% improvement in setting the screws; the impact driver made a MAJOR difference with the sheet metal screws.  The only issue with […]

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Generac XP Portable Generators For Construction Sites

Generac XP Series Portable Generators The leader in standby power generation, Generac® Power Systems, Inc, Waukesha, Wis., has brought to market its updated professional-grade line of portable generators, the Generac XP Series. “The XP Series portable generators are engineered specifically with professionals in mind,” says Cathy Olig, senior channel manager, Generac. “We upgraded the series with […]

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