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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Festool SYS-Rock Radio

Festool 200184 SYSROCK BR10 Bluetooth Radio Review The New Festool SYS-Rock Radio is the newest radio on the market and in the typical Festool fashion, it’s pretty nice. Sized similarly to the Festool SYS-Lite the Festool SYS-Rock Radio weighs less than 2 lbs. It features FM Radio reception, blue-tooth streaming, hands-free calling, aux-in, a 2.5″ […]

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Milwaukee PACKOUT Modular Tool Storage, Organization and Transport System

Milwaukee PACKOUT Tool Storage Milwaukee Tool PACKOUT is a modular, tool transportation, organization, and storage for the trades. Featuring Mod-Lock™, a new-to world attachment system that allows boxes, organizers, and totes of multiple sizes and configurations to easily stack and lock together. Mod-Lock The Mod-Lock™ is an intuitive and quick attachment mechanism that gives users the […]

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Makita 18V Cut‑Out Saw XDS01Z

Makita 18V LXT Cordless Cut‑Out Saw XDS01Z Review As a general contractor and professional remodeler I often find myself gutting plaster walls or making precision cuts into drywall to access framing. Depending on the situation and the type of wall surface, the method of cut can vary. Normally in a gut situation, the procedure requires […]

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Milwaukee WORKSKIN Performance Shirts

Milwaukee WORKSKIN Performance Shirts Review I often wonder if there was an “Aha moment” at Milwaukee when they were discussing getting into heated gear, base layers and now lightweight clothing gear. To us at, it was a no-brainer. Milwaukee recently came out with a next to skin layer called Workskin. This new product is […]

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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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