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 SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE Impact Driver Bits

Milwaukee CARBIDE Impact Driver Bits We get lots of comments and questions from our audience about who makes the best tools. However, from our perspective a $300 power tool is just an expensive “accessory-holder.” Power tool accessories are an important consideration for all workers in the trades. High-quality power tool accessories such as drill bits, […]

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Diablo SANDNET Sanding Discs

Diablo SANDNET Reusable Sanding Discs  SandNet™ sanding discs for Orbital and Dual-Action (DA) Sanders. Featuring Advanced Sanding Technology, the free-flow net design of Diablo SandNet™ sanding discs offers an impressive 10 times longer life versus standard sanding discs; a significant reduction of disc changes on the job for enhanced productivity to save the Pro time […]

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Makita Framing Nailer AN924 Review

Makita AN924 3-1/2-inch 22-Degree Round Head Framing Nailer Makita just released a new 3-1/2″ Framing Nailer, 21° Full Round Head (AN924). The AN924 features enhancements such as: Larger capacity air chamber, which allows for increased power to drive nails up to 3-1/2” x .148 (16d) nails Top-loading, solid aluminum magazine, which is an easier and more […]

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Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool

Metabo W 12-125 HD CED PLUS 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool is a Real Problem Solver The old adage that “Stuff Happens” is alive and well in the construction industry. Well, I cured my most recent construction site “stuff” with the Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool. Fixing Bad Concrete I had to fix […]

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Rockler Clamp-It Corner Clamping Jig and Clamp-It Assembly Square

Rockler Woodworking Clamping Review When it comes to working in my shop I’m always thinking and always improving. Continuous improvement is the best hedge against future risk. That’s why I enjoy Rockers catalog to help me solve problems. There are a ton of ideas in there, that challenge me to be more effective and streamlined. […]

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Zero Tolerance Sinkevich ZT0470 Knife Review

Zero Tolerance: ZT0470 Sinkevich Flipper – Titanium & Marbled Carbon Fiber – CPM-20CV Review The Zero Tolerance Sinkevich ZT0470 Knife is probably the classiest knife I have. Its steel is quality, the KVT ball-bearing opening and a flipper makes the knife fast and easy to open, and it is a home run in the ergonomics department. I […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 1/2-in Hammer Drill Review

Metabo HPT DV36DAQ4  36V MultiVolt 1/2-in Hammer Drill ~ Reviewed by Frazer brooks Following its name change from Hitachi Power Tools to MetaboHPT, a new line of 36V cordless tools  has been released to separate itself from the Hitachi portfolio. One of the tools is a new MultiVolt drill. The 36v MultiVolt platform allows for […]

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Woodpeckers Clamping Squares Plus and CSP Clamps

Woodpeckers Clamping System For many years I’ve used 90 degree, plywood, clamping jigs to help me align casework, perform dry fits and help me keep casework square during glue up. These plywood jigs, with the help of two clamps, worked great but the jig only worked on inside corners, and the clamp bars are always […]

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Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser

Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser GLL3-330CG Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser provides you with one 360° horizontal plane and two 360° vertical planes with references that cover the floor, wall and ceiling. The two vertical lines cross at 90° angles for layout purposes. Bosch Precision The Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser GLL3-330CG […]

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Using a SonoTube As a Remodeling Debris Chute

Job Site Debris Chute I try to follow best practices when dealing with remodeling dust and debris. I also prefer to work  smarter NOT harder! One of those practices, that accomplishes both, is using a Sonotube as a remodeling chute. It’s probably the best way to get remodeling debris out of the house and into the dumpster. […]

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