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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Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife Review

Zero Tolerance Knife 0308 I’m a HUGE fan of ZT Knives, because of their quality. My preference for pocket knives is small, so I hesitated when I saw the size of the Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife. The ZT 0308 knife measures 8.9 in. (24.1 cm) and weighs 6.9 ounces. It has a beefy frame lock flipper […]

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Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener

Work Sharp Ken Onion and KTS Knife and Tool Sharpener What’s more dangerous than a sharp knife?  That’s simple, it’s a dull knife! Dull knives are dangerous because a dull blade requires more force to cut and can result in blade slipping off and missing the cut. A sharp blade is predictable. We’ve been using the Work […]

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DEWALT FLEXVOLT SDS MAX Combination Hammer

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Combination Hammers DCH614 DEWALT®, now with the largest offering of cordless SDS MAX combination rotary hammers in the construction industry†, announces its new 60V MAX* 1-3/4-In. SDS MAX Combination Hammer (DCH614) at the 2020 World of Concrete® tradeshow. The 60V MAX* 1-3/4-In. SDS MAX Combination Hammer achieves 10.5 Joules** and 380 RPM […]

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Milwaukee Nitrus vs Diablo Amped Reciprocating Blades

Milwaukee Nitrus vs Diablo Amped Reciprocating Blade Head-To-Head Test As a remodeling contractor I can tell you my life would be miserable without my reciprocating saw. Reciprocating saws are used at all levels of construction, they are probably seen the most in the remodeling and demolition stages of a project. While the reciprocating saw is […]

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DEWALT 12V Xtreme Sub-Compact Tools

DEWALT 12V Xtreme Sub-Compact Tools Review The DEWALT 12V XTREME sub-compact tools is a new line that we had to try out on our job sites. The new 12V Max Xtreme sub-compact series offers an impact driver, screwdriver, impact wrench, drill driver, and hammer drill. The Max Xtreme series is lighter, more compact, shorter in […]

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Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener

Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener Review I love sharp chisels and hand planes but I hate sharpening them. I hate it so much that for many years I  used my lumberyards sharpening service to avoid sharpening my own tools. While that system worked great, it costs me money and was not always fast or convenient. […]

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Holiday Tool Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Tool Gift Guide Every year we publish a holiday tool gift guide.  This year were doing the 12 days of Tool-mas! That means we’re doing 1 video each day for 12 days.  In this gift guide we highlight a different tool each day that would make a great gift of a guy and […]

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Milwaukee FUEL M18 Router

Milwaukee FUEL M18 Router 2723-20 Review There are many advantages of a Milwaukee FUEL M18 Router. Carpenters, use compact routers to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking and trim, creating chamfers, installing built-ins, mortising hinges, and sometimes to make on-the-spot moldings.  More and more contractors are cutting the cord […]

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Zero Tolerance 0223 Knife

Zero Tolerance 0223 Knife Review I’ve been carrying the Zero Tolerance 0223 knife for a month or two and my first impression still sticks. When I first opened this knife I said that it screamed quality – it appeared extremely well-built and was smooth to open. This knife, when open, feels like a  fixed blade […]

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BORA PM-1000 Universal Mobile Base

BORA PM-1000 Mobile Base Review I’ve always been a huge proponent of working efficiently. Working efficiently in residential construction means preparing and setting up a job site to run smoothly, methodically and efficiently prior to the job starting. That principle applies the the workshop as well, especial a SMALL workshop space.  The BORA PM-1000 universal base has […]

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