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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The Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1

Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1 Review It doesn’t matter what trade you’re in, you own a reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw is my go-to tool for remodeling, and demolition projects. Factors in Purchasing a Reciprocating Saw Key considerations in buying a reciprocating saw are: Power Length of stroke Type of blade action, [straight or […]

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Dewalt DW088CG Self-Leveling Cross-Line GREEN Laser

Dewalt DW088CG GREEN Laser Review In construction, the laser is used primarily as a leveling device. It may be set up to indicate elevation, direction, or both. Applications of Laser Levels include: Align and plumb your walls Leveling floors Easily check door or window heights Install chair rails and wainscoting Align shelves, cabinets and trim […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower 2728-21HD Review With increased runtime, efficient fans and powerful motors, cordless blowers are becoming more and more popular. Cordless leaf blowers have always been designated for people who have small yards, or do light work like blowing leaves and debris from flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways. The best thing that people like […]

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Rockler Shop Vacuum Hose Reel

Easily unwinds and rewinds 40′ of hose to reach across garage or shop Anyone who has ever tried to vacuum a garage or shop floor knows how difficult it can be to coax a shop vacuum around cars, stationary tools and other obstacles. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has developed a product designed to solve that […]

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Festool Launches Hand Sanding Line

Premium abrasives in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads Festool USA and Festool Canada will introduce a complete line of premium Hand Sanding products for a broad range of applications. Available in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads, the premium hand sanding line from Festool was developed in accordance with the principles of machine abrasives […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer Review Milwaukee Tool recently released three core landscape maintenance tools: Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer MilwaukeeM18 FUEL Blower Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD We took a close look at the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD, which is going to be offered as a are tool and kitted with the following: […]

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Freud CNC Router Bits

Freud extends their broad range of over 400 CNC bits with 7 new profiles perfect for sign-making, carving and detail work Freud has just introduced a new series of CNC router bits optimized for smaller computerized routing (CNC) machines. Freud, with over 25-years’ experience in developing premium router bits for CNC machines, along with being […]

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DEWALT FLEXVOLT Outdoor Power Equipment

TOWSON, MD (February 6, 2017) – DEWALT® expands the FLEXVOLT® System with Outdoor Power Equipment. Featuring the world’s first batteries that automatically change voltage when the user changes tools, the Outdoor Power Equipment lineup will include the new 60V MAX* Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all featuring the new FLEXVOLT® 60V MAX* 3.0Ah battery […]

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Milwaukee REDSTICK Box Level Review

Milwaukee REDSTICK Levels Box beam levels have a rectangular, box-like shape and are considered the heavier duty level when compared to I-beam levels. In contrast, I-beam levels are shaped in the form of an “I,” use less material to make, are lighter, and not as strong as a box level. If you were to cut […]

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RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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