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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Zero Tolerance Sinkevich ZT0470 Knife Review

Zero Tolerance: ZT0470 Sinkevich Flipper – Titanium & Marbled Carbon Fiber – CPM-20CV Review The Zero Tolerance Sinkevich ZT0470 Knife is probably the classiest knife I have. Its steel is quality, the KVT ball-bearing opening and a flipper makes the knife fast and easy to open, and it is a home run in the ergonomics department. I […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 1/2-in Hammer Drill Review

Metabo HPT DV36DAQ4  36V MultiVolt 1/2-in Hammer Drill ~ Reviewed by Frazer brooks Following its name change from Hitachi Power Tools to MetaboHPT, a new line of 36V cordless tools  has been released to separate itself from the Hitachi portfolio. One of the tools is a new MultiVolt drill. The 36v MultiVolt platform allows for […]

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Woodpeckers Clamping Squares Plus and CSP Clamps

Woodpeckers Clamping System For many years I’ve used 90 degree, plywood, clamping jigs to help me align casework, perform dry fits and help me keep casework square during glue up. These plywood jigs, with the help of two clamps, worked great but the jig only worked on inside corners, and the clamp bars are always […]

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Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser

Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser GLL3-330CG Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser provides you with one 360° horizontal plane and two 360° vertical planes with references that cover the floor, wall and ceiling. The two vertical lines cross at 90° angles for layout purposes. Bosch Precision The Bosch 360⁰ Three-Plane Green Beam Laser GLL3-330CG […]

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Using a SonoTube As a Remodeling Debris Chute

Job Site Debris Chute I try to follow best practices when dealing with remodeling dust and debris. I also prefer to work  smarter NOT harder! One of those practices, that accomplishes both, is using a Sonotube as a remodeling chute. It’s probably the best way to get remodeling debris out of the house and into the dumpster. […]

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Best Hydraulic Oil Impulse Impact Driver – Head-to-Head

Best Oil-Impulse 1/4″ Impact Driver – Head-2-Head Hydraulic or oil impulse impact drivers are similar in purpose to traditional impact drivers. They are intended to drive small to medium sized fasteners, like small sheet metal screws and up to 3″ decking screws. The big advantage to these tools is that they are significantly quieter than […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Barrel Grip Jig Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Jig Saw 2737B-20 Review I’ve always used a D-handle or “top-handle” style jigsaw. If you asked me why, it’s because, that’s the saw I learned on 25 years ago. Recently, we’ve been using the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Barrel Grip Jig Saw and are here to tell you our thoughts. Brushless Motor The […]

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Dewalt FlexVolt 1-7/8” SDS Max Rotary Hammer

Dewalt FlexVolt SDS Max Brushless 1-7/8” Combination Hammer DCH733 Dewalt FlexVolt 1-7/8” SDS Max Rotary Hammer looks just like its older corded brother, it even has the same internal mechanism, but it’s NOT corded. Dewalt FlexVolt 1-7/8” SDS Max Hammer Drill Features This cordless hammer can operates in 2 modes hammer / rotary drilling  and […]

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Milwaukee M12 Heated AXIS Vest

Milwaukee M12 Heated AXIS Vest 203B-20 Review I’ve personally never been a vest guy­­– I just never liked the way they look on me. Recently, my wife bought me a flannel shirt along with a complementing vest, and told me to wear the vest! Unable to find a way out of this, I tried out […]

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FLEXVOLT 60 V Brushless 9 in. Cut-Off Saw

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60 V Brushless 9 in. Cut-Off Saw DCS690 Review I first laid my eyes on the Dewalt FLEXVOLT 60 V brushless cut-off saw at the 2018 World of Concrete trade show. A year later, I’m still amazed at the innovation of this cordless tool, probably because it’s cordless, and requires NO GAS! Recently […]

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