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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Skil Power Tool Announces New Skilsaws Models 5480 and 5580

SKIL’s New Family of Upgraded SKILSAWs Meets Consumer Expectations Consumers wanted, SKIL listened and a new family of SKILSAWs was born. MT. PROSPECT, ILL – SKIL Power Tools is proud to unveil their latest, upgraded family of SKILSAWs. SKIL understands what consumers want in a circular saw: longer life, faster cutting, more power, light weight […]

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Skil 12-Inch Miter Saw Model # 3820

SKIL’s Newest Compound Miter Saw is a Cut Above the Competition New compound miter saw cuts accurately and quickly for an exceptional value   Designed with the value-conscious carpenter and weekend warrior in mind, SKIL has packed in intuitive features to make the Skil 3820 an indispensable tool for building better projects. Whether making cross, […]

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Black And Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench

Black And Decker:  The Ratcheting Ready Wrench I had heard of the original Ready Wrench but had not used it. The new Black And Decker Ready Wrench with ratcheting feature is a useful, handy tool to have in the tool box.  I find that I use just a  few different size sockets or wrenches, but keep […]

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The Woodworking & D.I.Y. Show

Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2011 Friday, Noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 Sawdust will blanket the floor, wood shavings will soar, and buzz saws will whir as the region’s largest event for […]

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Milwaukee® M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool with Universal Accessory Adaptor

Milwaukee® Introduces M12™ Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool with Universal Accessory Adaptor Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand their M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the cordless multi-tool. This oscillating tool delivers the portability, versatility and compatibility professional users demand. Ideal for remodelers, flooring contractors, maintenance repair technicians and electricians, the M12™ Multi-Tool comes complete […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces Industry’s Fastest ProPEX Installation Tools

Attention plumbers and Heating Professionals!!!! Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporationexpands their M12™ and M18™ Lithium-Ion systems with the introduction of the industry’s fastest ProPEX installation tools with auto-rotating ProPEX Expansion Heads. The ProPEx tool is designed for one-handed use, the M12™ and M18™ ProPEX Expansion tools allow users to install Uponor ProPEX® fittings up to four […]

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Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver

  Bosch PS21-2A The folks at Bosch sent me their Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Pocket Driver to review. The kit includes: Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Two-Speed Pocket Driver, Two lithium-ion 12-volt Max batteries, 30-minute charger, Carrying case.   First Impression: What impressed me the most about the PS21  was how compact and  light the Bosch […]

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Milwaukee Cordless Copper Tube Cutter 2471-22 Review

Milwaukee® M12 Cordless Copper Tube Cutter I recently had the opportunity to evaluate and test the Milwaukee Cordless Copper Tubing Cutter, Model # 2471-22. The M12 Copper Tubing Cutter is designed for cutting copper and is touted to be a huge time saver for plumbers, mechanical contractors and re-modelers. First Impression: The M12 cutter comes […]

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Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Hammer Drills

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or […]

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Bosch 7.0-AMP Jigsaw Review

Bosch Jigsaw Review If you’re a carpenter, cabinet installer or a serious DIYer you can’t get the job done without a quality jigsaw. I recently had the oppotrtunity toreview the Bosch top-handled 7.0-Amp, Model JS470E jigsaw to review. First Impression: The Bosch JS470E jigsaw comes in a molded case with a blade storage compartment. It […]

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