Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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Kershaw Random Leek 1660RBW Knife

Kershaw Random Leek 1660RBW Knife Review As a remodeling contractor, backpacker, outdoor enthusiast, and daily carrier of a pocket knife I’m a fan of pocket knives and always appreciate a useful, well-made, and functional knife when I see one. When looking at the Kershaw Leek 1660RBW I was particularly interested in looking at several points: […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall – Longevity Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall Gen 1 and Gen 2.  One Year Look Back Specifications M18 FUEL™ SAWZALL Reciprocating Saw (2821-22) – replacing 2720 3000 SPM 1-1/4” stroke length Adjustable Shoe Anti-Corrosion Blade Clamp Rafter Hook LED light Weight: 8.4 lbs (6.8 lbs bare tool) 5-year warranty Pricing 2821-20 ($199) 2821-21 ($319) 2821-22 ($419) Looking Back […]

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Metabo HPT 18V Cordless Trim Router

Metabo HPT 18V Cordless Trim Router M1808DA Review The Metabo HPT 18V Cordless Trim Router is Metabo HPT’s latest tool offering some Pro features. It follows the footsteps of the larger Metaboe HPT plunge base router – the Metabo HPT – that we reviewed last month. It’s impressive to note that Metabo HPT is the only […]

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Metabo HPT 36 Volt Multi-Volt Cordless Router Review

Metabo HPT 36 Volt Multi-Volt Cordless Router M 3612DA Metabo HPT recently released the world’s first cordless AC/DC, and ¼” and ½” plunge router. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Immediately I liked the size of this router. The fact that the Metabo HPT 36 Volt Multi-Volt Cordless Router takes both ¼” […]

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Milwaukee M12 Pin Nailer

Milwaukee M12 Cordless 23-Gauge  Pin Nailer 2540-21 We recently tested the Milwaukee M12 Gauge Pin Nailer 2540-21. The new pin nailer runs off of Milwaukee’s M12 battery platform. This pin nailer weighs 3.3 lbs. and drives 23-gauge headless pin nails ranging in length from 1⁄2” to 1-3/8″ and is best suited for the most delicate […]

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Best Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw – Comparison Testing As we recently pointed out, we love jigsaws for their ability to quickly and seamlessly customize shapes and sizes of lumber or trim. We recently had the chance to finish round 1 of our Best D-Handle Jigsaw Head-to-Head featuring a variety of battery-powered D-handled jigsaws.  But D-handle […]

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Coping Molding

Coping Molding – GRID Apprentice Program Hi guys I’ve partner with Milwaukee’s GRID apprentice program to walk you thru how to cope molding. Now if you’re an apprentice and want to learn more tips and tricks like this, please click the link in the description below to take you to the GRID website. GRID Apprentice […]

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Milwaukee PACKOUT Lessons Learned

My Thoughts On the Milwaukee Packout Modular Storage System Hey guys – I realize Milwaukee PACKOUT isn’t new. The internet is filled with tons of pros sharing their experience with PACKOUT. So why am I making this video? What I noticed is I had a pretty unique journey when it came to my experience with […]

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Oneida Air Systems Bench Top Dust Collector

Oneida Air Systems Bench Top Dust Collector Review In this review we will look closet at the Oneida Air Systems Bench Top Dust Collector. Dust collection is essential to keeping your shop and lungs clean, but not every shop has space or the budget for a full-size, hard piped dust collecting system. When space or […]

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Best Cordless Top-Handle Jigsaw Head-To-Head

Best Cordless Jigsaw – Comparison Testing A jigsaw is worth it’s weight in gold due to the ability to quickly customize shapes and sizes of lumber for seamless fit-ups and emergency fixes. When our team of PROs got together recently to plan out our newest Head-2-Head, cordless jigsaw competition, we knew our PRO followers and […]

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