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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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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Makita Framing Nailer AN924 Review

Makita AN924 3-1/2-inch 22-Degree Round Head Framing Nailer Makita just released a new 3-1/2″ Framing Nailer, 21° Full Round Head (AN924). The AN924 features enhancements such as: Larger capacity air chamber, which allows for increased power to drive nails up to 3-1/2” x .148 (16d) nails Top-loading, solid aluminum magazine, which is an easier and more […]

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Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool

Metabo W 12-125 HD CED PLUS 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool is a Real Problem Solver The old adage that “Stuff Happens” is alive and well in the construction industry. Well, I cured my most recent construction site “stuff” with the Metabo 5″ Masonry Cutting and Scoring Tool. Fixing Bad Concrete I had to fix […]

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Rockler Clamp-It Corner Clamping Jig and Clamp-It Assembly Square

Rockler Woodworking Clamping Review When it comes to working in my shop I’m always thinking and always improving. Continuous improvement is the best hedge against future risk. That’s why I enjoy Rockers catalog to help me solve problems. There are a ton of ideas in there, that challenge me to be more effective and streamlined. […]

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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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