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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Seek RevealPRO Thermal Imager

SEEK THERMAL EXPANDS ITS NEW PRO SERIES LINE OF THERMAL IMAGERS Offering adjustable thermal level and span, full-frame thermography, and 76,800 temperature pixels on a 320 x 240 infrared sensor, the RevealPRO delivers unprecedented high-resolution thermal imaging, software capabilities, and a powerful 300-lumen LED light, all at an affordable price. SANTA BARBARA, CA – September […]

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Oliver 45 Series Work Boot Review

Oliver Safety Boots 45 Series A good day’s work on the job site always starts from the ground up, and for us that means our work boots. We recently took a pair of Oliver 45 Series Work Boots to our job-site for some real on the job testing. We assigned them to our foreman and […]

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Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044

Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044 Review I use a flashlight in all aspects of my work. My quest to find the perfect sized work light led me to the Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044. Most of the work lights I’ve used so far are long and bulky to carry. And while headlamps are […]

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Festool Syslite DUO Review

Festool Syslite DUO LED Work Light Festool recently addressed some issues surrounding, and difficulties obtaining a rugged, durable, and reliable worksite light. They’re answer was the Festool Syslite DUO, model 769967. Jobsite lighting means different things to contractors.  As a remodeling contractor I work in all stages of home construction and repair. To me, jobsite lighting […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router Review

Ridgid Gen 5x Brushless 18V Compact Router R86044B Compact Routers, like the Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router offers woodworkers a number of features for operator control and ease-of-use when performing a variety of router applications. As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking […]

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Dewalt Cordless Table Saw Review

Dewalt FlexVolt Cordless 8-1/4″ Table Saw – Model DCS7485T1 A solid, safe table saw is the cornerstone to any efficient job-site or worksite. Dewalt wants to close the gap on a cordless jobsite by introducing several cordless tools including a brand new table saw. We tested the Dewalt Cordless 8-1/4” table saw on our job […]

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Milwaukee Site Light

The Milwaukee M18 RADIUS LED Compact Site Light 2145-20 Review The Milwaukee Site Light is just one more brilliant idea from the Milwaukee lighting product design team. In the past few years Milwaukee has been steadily releasing new lighting products, improving and innovating each new release. The Milwaukee M18 RADIUS LED Compact Site Light is […]

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Milwaukee 60” Mobile Work Station

Milwaukee 60” Mobile Work Station 48-22-8560 Review Tools are an investment and protecting them often guarantees years of productive use. Keeping your shop tools protected, organized and accessible in a tool storage box will save you time and money making your work efforts safer and easier. I’m not talking about a Level 5 Aviation tool […]

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Rockwell F80 Duotch Sonocrafter Multitool Review

Rockwell F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter Multitool RK5151K Oscillating tools have quickly become a go-to tool on the jobsite for us carpenters and remodelers. While we all know that an oscillating tool works with a side-to-side movement, moving at approximately 20,000 strokes per minute, did you know that the blade oscillation is angled at approximately 3.2 degrees for optimized cutting […]

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Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30 Review

Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30 So what’s all this talk about Starlock?  Starlock is Bosch’s’ newest approach to high-performance, application-based multi-tool interface that is “stupid simple” to use. That means more power, precision and performance. So say hello to the Bosch StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool GOP40-30! How the Starlock Interface Works The Starlock interface system works off of accessory blade contact.  […]

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