Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, 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 9 Inch Cordless Cut-Off Saw

Battery Powered 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw – Head-To-Head Test An abrasive saw, or cut-off saw, is a circular saw which is typically used to cut metal and masonry. The cutting action is performed by an abrasive disc, similar to a thin grinding wheel. Technically speaking this is not a saw, as it does not use […]

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Metabo HPT 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Metabo HPT 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer NT1850DE Review We recently tested the Metabo HPT 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The Metabo HPT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a Compact 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 7.3lbs and is equipped with an Air Spring Drive […]

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MAKITA 18 Volt X2 12 Inch Miter Saw XSL08PT 

MAKITA 18 Volt X2 (36V) 12 Inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review Years ago, Makita WAS the go-to company for woodworkers and carpenters. In the last decade Makita has taken its foot off the gas and clearly lost market share to Dewalt. Well guys, they’re STOMPING on that gas pedal and merging onto the freeway! […]

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Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Who Has The Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer? In the last couple of years many manufacturers have introduced battery powered, cordless finish nailers. With a battery powered nailer, there’s no need to worry about using a compressor or dragging round an air hose while you work. They’re ideal for climbing ladders or locations with […]

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Best 12-Volt Cordless Impact Driver

12-Colt Cordless Impact Driver – Head-To-Head Review It’s a good time to be a tool user! The tool market is flooded with different brands of power tools competing to outdo each other to create that perfect tool for the right application. While this is a good thing, sometimes the end result is having so many […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18 Gauge Brad Nailer 2746-20

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18ga Brad Nailer Review – Gen 2 Every time we review a cordless nailer the debate starts. Battery operated nailers are not so new anymore, and they are getting better and better with each iteration. I will say that until a year or so, I was a complete skeptic of any of […]

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MILWAUKEE M18 & M12 Super Charger

MILWAUKEE “Super Charger” Battery Charger 48-59-1811 How would you like to charge your batteries 4X faster than you do now? In years past batteries sat idle on chargers for a long time, that’s about the change with the Milwaukee M18 & M12 Super Charger. In my opinion the Super Charger is BIG story! With the advancement […]

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Makita 18V X2 Cordless Lawn Mower

Makita 18V X2 Cordless Lawn Mower XML03 Review Makita has come out with a new 18V X2 cordless lawn mower designed for lawns under 1/3 acre. The Makita 18V X2 cordless lawn mower, XML03 features a heavy duty steel deck with 18″ cutting capacity, zero emissions, lower noise, and reduced maintenance compared to gas-engine lawn […]

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STABILA Type 80 AS-2 Spirit Level Review

STABILA Type 80 AS-2 Contractor Spirit Level The origin of the spirit level goes way back in history. The Romans used water filled vessels as primitive spirit levels when building their aqueducts. By observing the water surface level in the vessel, the Romans could determine if the base was completely flat or at an angle. To […]

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Father’s Day Giveaway

Kershaw Tool Giveaway – 022 Zero Tolerance Father’s Day is around the corner and  we’ve teamed up with Kershaw to giveaway a very cool knife to some hard working Dad’s out there. We’re giving away the smallest ZT they’ve ever made. It’s called the 022 Zero Tolerance Be sure to sign up today as this […]

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