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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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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Work Pants With Knee Pads

Carpenters Assessment of Work Pants With Built In Knee Pads We ended up looking at 8 manufacturers of work pants with knee pads and wore them to our job sites to test and compare them. Below are the pant models we compared: Armed 12 Ounce Cotton Canvas Work Pant Blaklader 1690 Rip Stop Work Pants […]

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DEWALT 15-Gauge Finish Nailer – 4 Year Look Back

DEWALT DCN650 Finish Nailer Look-Back Review In this look-back tool, review were going to look a the DEWALT DCN650. Its DEWALTs Brushless 15 gauge finish nailer. [Gen 2] 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 […]

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Zipwall Dust Containment System – 4 Year Look-Back Review

Zipwall Dust Containment System – Look-Back Review There’s nothing worse than getting that fine construction dust in parts of the house that you’re not working on. In this look-back video review, I’m going to talk about the Zipwall Dust Containment System. I reviewed this system about 5-6 years back. At that time I looked at […]

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Milwaukee M18 Backpack Vacuum – 2.5 Year Look-Back Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-IN-1 Backpack Vacuum 0885-20 2-1/2 years ago we reviewed the Milwaukee M18 Backpack Vacuum. Back then we were impressed with its adaptive design, and backpack ability, providing users with a vacuum that can tackle a wide array of clean-up tasks. As remodeling contractors, we work hard at keeping dust out of the […]

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Milwaukee M18 Table Saw – 2-1/2 Year Look-Back Review

Looking Back At The Milwaukee Table saw and Folding Stand 2-1/2 year ago we tested the Milwaukee M18 Table Saw. Back then we told you we impressed with the quality materials and a metal frame. Oh yea, and it’s cordless! The rack and pinion fence is a quality feature that we’ve come to expect from […]

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DEWALT FlexVolt Cordless 8-1/4″ Table Saw – 4 Year Look-Back Review

DEWALT FlexVolt Cordless 8-1/4″ Table Saw – Model DCS7485T1 4-1/2 years ago I tested the Flexvolt 8-1/4” table saw. Back then I told you that I was impressed with its portability, versatility, performance, and power. At that time the new table saw had all the same features as their corded sibling. So if you were […]

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Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand 48-08-0551

Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand A 3-year Lookback Review We reviewed the Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand 48-08-0551 back in 2017 and have been using it since. When we first look at this stand we noted that the new stand was definitely an improvement over their older version miter saw stand. Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand 48-08-0551 Improvements At that time, […]

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DEWALT 12V Screwdriver – 10 Year Look-Back Review

DEWALT 12Volt 1/4″ Screwdriver DCF610 A 10-year Look-back Review Back in February 2011, we tested this DEWALT 12V Screwdriver Kit (DCF610S2) When we tested it we were impressed with its size to power ratio. We felt that although it looks like a toy, it was designed and built with contractors in mind. The screwdriver is compact […]

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Journeyman Carpenter Continued Education

Milwaukee Tools GRID Apprentice Program We’ve partnered with Milwaukee Tool’s GRID apprentice program to walk you some tips for Journey. 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.  It’s free to sign up, […]

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