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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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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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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