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 M12 Polisher Sander

Milwaukee M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander 2438-22X Review Milwaukee Tool Company has been busy blazing trails with tool innovation these past years and their annual growth report speaks volumes to prove it. Tool sales are being driven by a large number of new products and growth in market share.  Tools that share common denominators such as […]

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DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter

DEWALT Bluetooth Adapter Review DEWALT recently released their DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter, an accessory to give users the ability to stream music from a phone or mobile device to almost any job-site radio with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input. People these days are using their cell phones more and more on the job site, including […]

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Tool Box Buzz Father’s Day Giveaway

Tool Box Buzz Father’s Day Giveaway Father’s Day is this weekend and we’ve teamed up with Ridgid and Ryobi to giveaway some tools to celebrate all the hard working Dad’s out there. We’re giving away two prizes to two lucky readers. Ridgid and Ryobi both make great tools for both the jobsite and around the […]

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Senco 15 Gallon Air Compressor PC0970

Senco 200 PSI 15 Gallon Air Compressor Larger air compressors make a lot of things go smoothly on the construction job site and in works shop applications.  They improve overall production performance and operation versatility. High capacity compressors are useful for a multitude of applications including finish and trim carpentry, framing, roofing, flooring, siding, deck […]

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Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw Review

Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw My first experience with the Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608] was a recent review on the barrel grip PSC 420 EBQ cordless jigsaw. The Festool Carvex jigsaw line has some meticulous innovation that we feel has pushed the envelope in sawing precision, ergonomic and dust control […]

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Senco DuraSpin Auto-Feed Screwdriver DS 312-18v

Senco DuraSpin Auto-Feed Screwdriver DS 312-18v Review Auto-Feed Screwdrivers have been around for quite a few years and were mainly used for drywall and decking applications.  Last year Senco introduced their Senco DuraSpin Auto-Feed Screwdriver DS 312-18v with a lithium-ion battery. The Senco DuraSpin Auto-Feed Screwdriver DS 312-18v is a dedicated cordless auto-feed screwdriver that […]

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MAKITA Cordless Portable Band Saw XBP01

MAKITA Cordless Band Saw XBP01 Review Makita has been kicking ass lately with the introduction of several new 18 volt tools to their already impressive 70 plus cordless lineup. The new MAKITA Cordless Portable Band Saw XBP01 is a compact 7.5 lbs. and meets ANSI Standard 60745-2-20 is suitable for appropriate one-handed operation. A cordless […]

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Festool Carvex PSC 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Festool Carvex PSC 420 EBQ Cordless Jigsaw Review The TBB team really likes reviewing tools and especially loves quality tools.  We  recently took a close look at the new Festool Carvex PSC 420 EBQ Jigsaw.  The Carvex jigsaw, is designed for sawing of wood, wood-like materials, and plastics. With special saw blades, the saw may […]

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Track Saw Comparison – Which One Is Best For You?

Track Saws From DEWALT, Festool & Makita Rob and some of his crew took a hard look at the major Track Saw models on the market and see how they “lined up”. With hours in the shop and critical analysis of each saw’s features and performance we are providing readers with a comprehensive look at […]

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Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses SB7010SDT

Pyramex Safety Glasses Review We recently had the opportunity to test out a bunch of safety glasses. Out of several styles we looked at we had a favorite pair, the Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses SB7010SDT with anti-fog coating. We are devoting this article to that pair! Pyramex safety glasses are popular on our job-sites mostly […]

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