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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Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01

The Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01 One of the most argued tool topics in modern construction is the sidewinder vs the worm drive circular saw. The truth is that one saw isn’t better than the other, it just depends on how you prefer to work. Like many of you I have one of each. […]

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DAP DynaGrip Wood-Panel-Trim Adhesive

DAP DynaGrip Adhesive Adhesives, glues, staples and screws… we hate to admit it, but we need them. Gone are the days of banging a few nails into something and calling it a day. Using Adhesives on the Job Site The use of adhesives on job sites is becoming more popular in job site best practices […]

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SKILSAW Southpaw Circular Saw

SKILSAW 7-1/4 In. SPT67M801 SIDEWINDER Circular Saw Review Lately it seems that I’ve mostly been talking to you guys about cordless tools. Not today…. As an “East Coast” contractor I’m accustomed to working with a right-bladed side-winder saws, but SKILSAW SOUTHPAW provides visibility that’s hard to deny, with the durability of a worm drive. SKILSAW […]

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Hitachi 10” Job Site Table Saw  

Hitachi 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw with fold and Roll Stand  C10RJ Review The Hitachi 10” Job Site Table Saw is new and welcomed addition to the job-site. This new saw, has a fold and roll stand that attaches with 4-bolts. It’s optional if you decide you don’t want a stand, but I think once […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw 2782-22 We took a look at the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw 2782-22. This new Metal-Cutting Circular Saw features a lightweight housing and gearing system. As part of the M18 FUEL lineup, the Metal-Cutting Circular Saw features three Milwaukee innovations: POWERSTATE Brushless Motor that spins at 3,900 […]

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Dewalt XP Tape Measure

Dewalt XP Tape Measure DWHT36225 Review A tape measure, also called measuring tape, are among the most common measuring tools used today. We took a look at the Dewalt XP tape measure – the XP stands for Extra Performance History of the Tape Measure The first record of a people using a measuring device was […]

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DEWALT DCBL770X1 Flexvolt Blower

DEWALT DCBL770X1 Flexvolt 60V Handheld Blower, 3.0AH battery Review DEWALT is expanding the FLEXVOLT System with Outdoor Power Equipment. The OPE Equipment lineup will include the new 60V Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all featuring the new FLEXVOLT® 60V 3.0Ah battery. Voltage The battery is 9.0Ah when used in 20V tools and 3.0Ah when […]

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Bosch GSA18V-125 Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Bosch GSA18V-125 18V EC Brushless 1-1/4″-Stroke Reciprocating Saw Review  The new Bosch GSA18V-125 Cordless Reciprocating Saw looks almost futuristic in design.While not the first to come out with an angled reciprocating saw, Bosch’s intent with this saw was to start with a clean sheet and produce the best 18V cordless reciprocating saw on the market. […]

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3rd Hand Little Hand XL

FastCap – 3rd Hand Little Hand XL As a remodeling carpenter, I’ve hung cabinets a lot of different ways. Mostly I would screw a ledger board screwed to the wall. Other times, with help, I ganged cabinets together and installed them as one unit. A few years ago I saw plans for an adjustable, cabinet […]

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Festool 18 Volt AIRSTREAM Battery

Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM Battery Pack and Charger Festool is updating their battery packs and chargers and offering the latest in charging technology to enable their users faster charging and longer runtimes.  The Festool 18 Volt 5.2 Ah AIRSTREAM SCA 8 battery pack  and charger combination work together to cool the battery faster […]

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