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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Snap-On LED Hybrid Light

Snap-on® LED Hybrid 16 LED Work Light The folks at  Snap-on® just introduced a 16 build LED Hybrid work light and flashlight that is water resistant. The beauty of using LED’s bulbs vs. incandescent bulbs is that they run cooler, are cool to the touch and less likely to break or damage from a drop. […]

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Milwaukee M4 Cordless Screwdriver

Milwaukee M4  Screwdriver Line Milwaukee has a new player on the block.   It’s the  super compact M4™ 2-Speed cordless, screwdriver that runs off their redlithium 2.0 battery technology and RedLink™ Intelligence electronics, both technologies increase the tool’s power and run-time . . . and oh yeah it’s less than a pound in weight! This screw driver is going to […]

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Milwaukee Double Duty Upgrade Sawzall Blades

Milwaukee® Announces Double Duty Upgrade™ Milwaukee Double Duty Upgrade Sawzall Blades . . . boy that’s a mouthful.  What does it mean? The folks who brought us the Sawzall reciprocating saw have recently upped the ante on their reciprocating blades.   Called the Double Duty Upgrade™ these new blades promise to deliver 2X more life […]

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PORTER CABLE ¼-inch Hex 4.3-Amp Electric Impact Driver

PORTER CABLE ¼-inch Hex 4.3-Amp Electric Impact Driver  (PCE201) The PORTER CABLE ¼-inch Hex 4.3-Amp electric impact driver was designed for guys that are using an impact driver all day long and can’t deal with cordless impacts and the subsequent battery changes – guys like deck builders, steel roofing installers, manufacturing and other tradesmen who install fasteners […]

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DEWALT HEPA Filter Dust Extractor Vacuum

DEWALT HEPA Vacuum and Universal Connector System (DWV012) Think about your worst case construction related dust.   Immediately drywall and concrete dust comes to mind. My issue with these two types of dust is that anything short of a respirator doesn’t work and the dust get everywhere.  Now picture trying to do a retrofit or rehab […]

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Porter Cable Framing Nailer FC350B

Porter Cable Framing Nailer FC350B We just received the re-Designed Porter Cable Framing Nailer FC350B that just hit the shelves this fall. Geared more towards the PRO user and serious enthusiast, I got a sneak peak at these nailers at the Westin New York Hotel media event on June 6th.   we now have one at the jobsite and are […]

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Milwaukee M12 Sub Compact Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee M12™ Cordless, Sub-Compact  ½” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer The new Milwaukee M12 Sub Compact Rotary Hammer is only 3.9-pounds and 9-inches long.  Think about the last time you were drilling uni-strut overhead, or trying to drill in a hanger behind a boiler or other electrical or mechanical structures. This little SDS drill is a problem solver […]

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Black and Decker Platinum Lithium Vacuum Series

Black and Decker Platinum Series Vacuums: Models# BDH2000FL, BDH2000SL, and BDH2000L Black & Decker® just launched a 20 volt Platinum lithium, cordless vacuum series with three different models to choose from.  Look for reviews on TBB soon! These cordless vacuums  are sized perfectly for the shop, office or car and are powered with lithium battery technology.  They […]

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Milwaukee Force Logic Press Tool

Milwaukee Force Logic™ Copper Press Tool The Milwaukee Force Logic Press Tool is part of the M12 and M18 line and is the smallest and lightest copper and steel pipe press connector available.  This tool was designed to increase your productivity and profitability.  Built in intelligence called Force Logic™  monitors the force output of the tools press mechanism to ensure a […]

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Bosch Auto Feed Screw Gun

Bosdh SG450AF Auto Feeding Screw Gun Bosch just released it’s first auto feed screw gun.   The Bosch auto feed screw gun, model #  SG450AF’s has an attachment which feeds strips of screws through the tool automatically; similar to other self feeding screw gun. Auto Feed screw guns are used for all types of applications including; small one-handed tools […]

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