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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Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Stik Fastening System

Simpson Quik Stik Rafter and Truss Fastening System The  Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Stik Fastening System is an auto-feed screw-gun extension, designed to drives 6-inch structural screws into top plates for truss and rafter connections. Code Compliant Fastener The Quick Stik replaces the need to use Simpson H2.5 hurricane ties by installing a 6” code-compliant structural […]

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Buying Pro-Rated Power Tools

Pro Tools for the Professional We know many of our readers and followers trust our professional experience, opinions, and recommendations when making new tool purchases. Like us, you rely on tools to help keep you safe, increase your productivity, and ultimately improve your bottom line. TBB Affiliate Links We often provide a link in our […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Attachment System w/ QUIK-LOK

Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK Review It seems that everything is becoming cordless these days. While convenient, I find the multiple battery platforms, batteries, and chargers frustrating to keep track of, transport, store, and organize.  Wouldn’t it be nice if one battery fit all? Milwaukee recently came out with a new Milwaukee M18 FUEL Attachment System w/ […]

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OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C

OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C Review I recently saw the OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C at the JLC LIVE trade show and was impressed. I now own several, and here’s why. As a remodeler I find myself on the cutting end of many different materials such as: Ram Board Cardboard Schluter DITA-HEAT mats House wrap […]

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Supporting Trade Schools

Makita and ToolBoxBuzz Partner To Support the Trades The ToolBoxBuzz crew believes that supporting young men and women’s decision to go into the trades, as well as, mentoring and showing them the right tools for the job makes all the difference. So we reached out to Makita tools and asked them to help us support […]

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100k YouTube Subscriber Tool Giveaway

ToolBoxBuzz is celebrating 100k YouTube Subscribers – 2 Giveaways Great news guys! Our YouTube Channel is approaching 100K subscribers. As a thank you to all of you we’ve teamed up with Milwaukee Tool for a special giveaway. Milwaukee Tool has generously offered a massive prize for this big milestone. We’ll be giving away the ULTIMATE […]

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Metabo Impact Driver SSD 18 LTX 200 BL

Metabo Impact Driver 602396 Review The folks at Metabo released a new brushless ¼” impact driver that pairs nicely with their compact 4.0-Ah battery.  This new impact driver has some upgraded features and specs and was redesigned for heavy duty construction use. It promises to deliver durability and precision, while only weighing in at 3.1 lbs. […]

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Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0562 Knife

Rick Hinderer Deigned Zero Tolerance Knife When I think of an everyday carry knife I think of Kershaw.  More specifically I think of the Zero Tolerance line of knives with titanium handles, stainless steel, and ball-bearing assisted opening blades. I’ll fess up, I own several!! Who Is Rick Hinderer? Rick Hinderer is a knife designer / maker […]

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PLS 180G Green Cross-Line Laser

PLS 180G laser Review Most contractors know Pacific Laser Systems as a PLS laser, and many do not know that PLS is a Fluke company. PLS just introduced 11 new; point, line, and rotary lasers, that feature improved durability, accuracy, and performance. We took a look at the PLS 180G Green Cross-Line Laser. 3 New Lasers PLS […]

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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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