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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RYOBI 18-VOLT ONE+ HYBRID LED Color Range Work Light P790

RYOBI 18-VOLT LED Work Light P790 Review Ryobi is introducing a new HYBRID LED Color Range Work Light P790. The unique thing about this light is its adjustable knob that allows you to correlate light temperature for improved color perception. What I mean by that, is this light offers a Variable color temperature adjustment from 2700 […]

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Stihl HSA 25 Garden Shears

Stihl HSA 25 Cordless Garden Shears The Stihl HSA 25 Garden Shears is a battery-powered, low weight and ultra-short cutting tool designed for tight access, versatile and precise trimming tasks. STIHL Quality Gears We were impressed that the transmission inside the STIHL HSA 25 is made of high-grade metal gears. These gears certainly look like they’ve […]

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DEWALT 20V Corded/Cordless Inflator DCC0201

DEWALT 20V Inflator Inflators, the smaller cousins of air compressors, are designed mostly to inflate tires but they have a more specialized function. The idea behind tire inflators are that they are more portable than the air compressors. The large compressors usually have tanks and wheels and so on, so they are not exactly built […]

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Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander

Milwaukee 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander 2648-21 Review The Milwaukee 18V Random Orbital Sander 2648-21 is a 5-inch, hook and loop sander. It is capable of reaching 12,000 OPM max, [no load] and truly feels like a corded sander. According to Tyson Apfelbeck, Senior Product Manager, We’ve developed a solution that not only delivers true corded […]

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BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps Review The NEW BESSEY K Body REVO Clamps feature some subtle but functional improvements to an already great product. These improvements are: New mechanism with in the head Improved operating jaw design means once you put it in place, it stays in place and is ready for clamping. This makes […]

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M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light

M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light site light 2144-20 Review My 1st job site light was a 50-foot corded drop light. The name “drop-light” was fitting because if you dropped it in a crawl space and broke the delicate, incandescent bulb, you had NO LIGHT! Milwaukee LED Lighting Milwaukee first introduced the cordless lighting category of RADIUS site lighting in […]

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Best Tape Measure

Best Tape Measure Comparison Testing   Who Makes the Best Tape Measure? Tape measure and hammer brands often cause more debates on the job site than anything else, and I can see why. When you use a tool daily, hourly, or more, you become attached to it. One of the most critical tools required by all construction […]

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Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer

  Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer Review Pin nailers, like the Hitachi NP18DSAL 23-Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer are an exciting new addition to the market. Pin nailers are the smallest of finish nailers available, utilizing ultra-thin 23-gauge pins. The fasteners range in sizes from 3/8” to 2,” are headless, and result in the least […]

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Milwaukee Carbide Torch Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade

Milwaukee Reciprocating Saw Blades Job sites are probably the most demanding, “tool testing sites,” that exist, when demolition is part of the project, things get even more rigorous and demanding. 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 […]

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Festool Bluetooth Remote Control for CT Dust Extractors

Festool 202097 Bluetooth Remote Control Set for CT 26/36/48 Dust Extractors The ability to use a Festool cordless tool and automatically turn on a connected Festool CT vacuum has now become a reality. Festool now has few bluetooth options for their users. Festool Bluetooth Remote Control is now available with an equipped vacuum or a retrofitted […]

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