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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Bosch BS 150 + GLL3-80 Kit

Bosch BS 150 + GLL3-80 Kit Option Offers Complete Leveling System Right Out of the Box 3-plane 360-degree line laser plus compact tripod provides an efficient leveling package for professionals Mount Prospect, Ill., April 2, 2013 – Bosch Measuring Tools introduces the BS 150 Compact Tripod combined with an optional kit that includes the GLL3-80 […]

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Milwaukee 4PC Nut Driver Set

Milwaukee® Introduces 4PC Nut Driver Set with Universal Driver Head MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to provide major advancements in Hand Tool design with the introduction of their new Milwaukee 4PC Nut Driver Set. The only tools in this category with universal driver heads, the new Nut Drivers fit 4X more fasteners including Square, Hex, […]

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Makita 12 Volt Cordless Jigsaw

Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Jigsaw, model VJ01W Makita has been adding to their 12 volt line up and recently added a jigsaw.  The Makita 12 Volt Cordless Jigsaw appears to be compact, have better visibility and certainly worthy of attention.   We’re trying to get on in the TBB workshop to evaluate and review. If your […]

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Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter

A Faster Milliamp Clamp Meter For Electrical troubleshooting The Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter is claimed to be 10 times faster than measuring milliamps with a traditional multimeter when troubleshooting control panels.  This clamp allows users to measure milliamps without having to break the loop and shutting down equipment. If you had to figure out a 10 x savings every time you […]

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Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square

Johnson Rafter Angle “Speed Square” I recently learned that what I’ve always called a Johnson Speed Square is officially called a Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square.  The Johnny Square was named after Johnny Wong a builder and carpenter who helped test and develop the square in the field. As long as I can remember I’ve always owned and […]

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Coast Emergency Area Light

Coast LED Lantern Awhile back the folks at Coast sent me the Coast Emergency Area Light to review. To be completely honest I was used to using their super bright, high quality flashlights and felt the lantern was a gimmick or gadget. That is until Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and we lost power […]

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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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