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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Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

Stiletto TiBone 3 Titanium Hammer Review There are two versions of the Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer; one with a milled steel face (TB3MC), and one with a smooth steel face (TB3SC). They’re both 17-1/2” long and feature curved rubber over-molded handles. The TiBone 3 hammers use titanium construction which translates to low recoil and less […]

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PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro Fiber Cement Board Cutting Shear SS724 Review As a remodeling contractor we use Fiber Cement Backer Board for tile underlayment in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms for years. It has excellent resistance to moisture, mold, and tile adhesion. While cement backer board excels in performance it’s difficult to score and cut […]

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Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife

Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife Review I like all of the Milwaukee FastBack knives so when I first saw the Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife I felt it looked gimmicky. I’ll admit when you add a bottle opener to a tool you get me thinking you’re appealing to a DIYer on a weekend and not a PRO. Plus […]

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Festool Kapex KS 120 REB Miter Saw Review

What’s NEW on the Festool KAPEX KS 120 REB? All miters saw are basically the same, there I said it! Now that I got that out of the way, the Festool KAPEX is the most advanced sliding compound miter saw I’ve ever seen. Now there is the upgraded Festool Kapex KS 120 REB. At a cost […]

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Safety Glasses

Safety Glasses – What To Look For I still remember the day the wind blew sawdust off a workbench and into my eyes – 4 hours later I was in an emergency room getting four splinters removed from my eyes, certainly didn’t SEE that coming! I’m pretty sure safety glasses would have prevented this mishap. […]

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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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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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