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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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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RYOBI® 18V ONE+ Impact Wrench

RYOBI® 18V ONE+ Impact Wrench P260 The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Impact Wrench is great for any project because of its compact design made for easy storage and mobility. A built-in LED work light makes using this wrench a breeze in all types of environments. This versatile tool can also be used as a driver with the […]

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Bosch Spade Bit – The DareDevil TM

Bosch Redefines Hole Cutting With Most Patented Spade Bit – DareDevilTM Faster, Easier, Cleaner and Does the Wave Mount Prospect, Ill., January 1, 2009 – Professionals who want clean and quick holes in wood haven’t always reached for a spade bit. Spade bits have been known to dull quickly, cause chipping around the entrance hole […]

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Bosch HD19-2D Hammer Drills

Bosch Hammer Drills Offer Best-in-Class Drilling Speed, Durability and Features Bosch HD19-2D even features integrated dust collection! Bosch Power Tools and Accessories introduced three new high-performance 2-speed hammer drills that give users everything they want and more. Bosch’s HD21-2, HD19-2 and HD19-2D are up to 20 percent faster than the competition in common hammer drilling […]

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Bosch PS41 12-Volt Impact Driver

Bosch PS41 Impact Driver Offers Smaller Size with Greater Power The PS41 12-Volt Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver, features the shortest head length in its class and the highest speed at 2,600 RPM. It offers 930 in-lbs. of torque so it can accomplish nearly every standard size impact driver application.  Weighing only two pounds, the PS41 […]

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