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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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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Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Stik Fastening System

Simpson Quik Stik Rafter and Truss Fastening System The  Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Stik Fastening System is an auto-feed screw-gun extension, designed to drives 6-inch structural screws into top plates for truss and rafter connections. Code Compliant Fastener The Quick Stik replaces the need to use Simpson H2.5 hurricane ties by installing a 6” code-compliant structural […]

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Buying Pro-Rated Power Tools

Pro Tools for the Professional We know many of our readers and followers trust our professional experience, opinions, and recommendations when making new tool purchases. Like us, you rely on tools to help keep you safe, increase your productivity, and ultimately improve your bottom line. TBB Affiliate Links We often provide a link in our […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Attachment System w/ QUIK-LOK

Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK Review It seems that everything is becoming cordless these days. While convenient, I find the multiple battery platforms, batteries, and chargers frustrating to keep track of, transport, store, and organize.  Wouldn’t it be nice if one battery fit all? Milwaukee recently came out with a new Milwaukee M18 FUEL Attachment System w/ […]

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OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C

OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C Review I recently saw the OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C at the JLC LIVE trade show and was impressed. I now own several, and here’s why. As a remodeler I find myself on the cutting end of many different materials such as: Ram Board Cardboard Schluter DITA-HEAT mats House wrap […]

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Supporting Trade Schools

Makita and ToolBoxBuzz Partner To Support the Trades The ToolBoxBuzz crew believes that supporting young men and women’s decision to go into the trades, as well as, mentoring and showing them the right tools for the job makes all the difference. So we reached out to Makita tools and asked them to help us support […]

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