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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Rockler Material Mate Shop Stand

Rockler Material Mate Panel Cart The Rockler Material Mate Shop Stand was designed to help the contractor and woodworker’s reduce the effort necessary to wrestling sheet goods around the shop. It will carry, and  transport 4×8 panels easier and safer, than manually carrying them. If you’re a one-man show this cart can save your back […]

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Festool Integrated Plug-it Cord and Sleeve 201778

Festool Plug-It Cord and Sleeve Review Until recently I used to get frustrated using my Festool TS55 Track saw with dust collection. The issue, I kept getting hooked on the rail or the corner of the board because to hose and cord would snag. It go to the point that I considered taping the two […]

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Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit

Dewalt 20V XR 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit Review Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. In 1986 we saw their introduction of gas and battery nailers and now were seeing totally battery-only, cordless finish nailers. We recently took the Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA […]

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Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer

Graco Ultra Cordless Paint Sprayer 17M363 Review Founded in 1926, Graco is the world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco equipment squeezes tomato paste onto millions of frozen pizzas; pumps fluids into millions of cars and applies paint to homes. Like Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee, for my trade, the name Graco is synonymous […]

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Rolgear Multi-bit SILENT Ratchet Screwdriver

Rolgear 15-in-1 Screwdriver Review As a remodeling contractor, I’m a fan of ratcheting and multi-bit screwdrivers, as they allow multiple tool options with one tool. I recently came across the Rolgear screwdriver which has a unique and innovative gear mechanism. What I mean by that is that it’s completely silent, and there is no lost […]

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DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V XR Circular Saw DCS570P1

DEWALT 7-1/4″ XR Circular Saw DCS570P1  Review There is no doubt that today’s cordless tools make our work easier, and save time on task. The DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V Cordless Circular Saw DCS570P1 is a prime example of this. We recently took the DEWALT 7-1/4″ 20V XR Cordless Circular Saw DCS570P1 to our job site to […]

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Everwin Pneumatic Pin Nailer P650

Everwin 23 Gauge Micro Pin Nailer P6540 Review We recently took a look at the Everwin Pneumatic Pin Nailer P650. Everwin nailers are fairly new to the market, and have been building their catalog of pneumatic nailers and staplers, since 2012. Everwin is producing the following collated fastening tools: Wide crown construction staplers Medium crown […]

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Veto Pro Pac TECH OT-MC Tool Bag

Veto Pro Pac TECH OT-MC Bag Review Time is money, and it seems that few contractors have a clear understanding of how to improve operational efficiency. There’s a lot of things that can be discussed in that previous sentence but one ground ball is tool organization. The RIGHT tool for the job, and the RIGHT […]

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DEWALT FLEXVOLT 6-1/2″ Track Saw DCS520

DEWALT FLEXVOLT Track Saw Review The first question you might ask yourself is what is the difference between the New Dewalt Flexvolt track saw and the 12-year old, Dewalt DWS520 track saw. The answer is that one is cordless and the other is not, and everything else is exactly the same. You may remember, Dewalt offered […]

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Festool Domino Connectors

Festool Domino Joiner Integrates Stable, Detachable, Connectors New fasteners enable quick assembly – and disassembly – of heavy pieces The new Festool Domino XL Connectors can create flat or corner joints providing simple and quick connections without the need for templates or complex measuring. Colored cover caps provide high-quality corner connection appearance. Available as a […]

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