Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, 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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Cleaning and Lubricating Woodworking Machines

Keeping Woodworking Machines Clean Cleaning and lubricating woodworking machines is a maintenance issue that is often overlooked in the workshop. We all just want our tools to work, when we work with them! The problem is if you don’t keep your woodworking machine moving parts clean and lubricated, they can rust or become coated with grit and […]

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Husky 22 inch Pro Grade Rolling Tote

Husky 22 in. Pro Grade Rolling Tote Model GP-44449N13 Review The proper storage bag is the one that most perfectly matches the application. For mobile jobs I see a lot of guys carrying around a mix of bags and boxes. But I’ve noticed that over the last few months some contractors are resorting to rolling totes […]

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Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990

Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990 Review There’s something almost magical in the way a chalk reel creates a crisp, perfectly straight line. No other tool, except an expensive laser, makes a perfectly straight line over a long distance, so quickly and reliably. Chalk lines have been in use since ancient Egypt, and used continuously […]

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Empire e55 Series True Blue I-Beam Level

Empire True Blue e55 Series I-Beam Level Review Straight, Square and Smooth -That’s what my shop teacher used to say to us! What he really should have been telling us is Level, Plumb and Square. Although he taught us a lot in class, the real learning happened on the job and continues each day. Like […]

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DEWALT Tough System Tool Storage and Transport System

Dewalt Tough System Tool Boxes and DS Carrier The DEWALT Tough System allows any professional to build the tool storage option that fits their trade. It offers contractors a means of organizing, sorting and transporting their tools and materials from one job-site to the next and also offers a means of securing your tools. Most […]

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Winter Workwear

Arborwear Double Thick Pullover Crew Neck Sweatshirt Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. For me clothing worn on the job-site must have exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and a fit that you can not only feel in the fabric, but also see in performance results. There is nothing worse than working […]

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Paslode Cordless XP Framing Nailer CF325XP

Paslode Cordless XP Framing Nailer Review The folks at Paslode have redesigned their cordless framing nailer and fuel to provide increase power and performance in cold weather fastening applications. As a regular user of the Paslode cordless nailer I can attest to the sometimes-sluggish performance in the winter. Often times I would have to warm […]

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Milwaukee M18 Stand Light 2130-20

Milwaukee M18 LED Stand Light 2130-20 Getting portable, dependable lighting on a jobsite can sometimes be a challenge.  For years I’ve kept a variety of halogen and incandescent lights in my trailer for this purpose. I’m always finding myself in a basement, attic or crawlspace and they’re NEVER lighted! The problem with using halogens was […]

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Bosch PL2632 3-1/4 In. Planer

Bosch Power Planer I love my low angle block plane but nothing compares to a power planer when you need to remove a lot of stock and get a smooth finish. Power planers are efficient time savers and can do tasks such as: Level joists Shave and bevel doors Champher stock Taper stock Scribe Edge […]

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Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 Circular Saw Kit

    Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Caw Kit Review The origin of the circular saw dates back to the end of the 18th century, who really invented it is not clear. Like many inventions of that era, the circular saw was a concept that many people worked on, and developed throughout the […]

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