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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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Dickies Khaki Pant

By Robert Robillard

Dickies Khaki Pant – Work Wear We here at Concord Carpenter have a crew of seasoned carpenters with a diverse preference of styles and brands when it comes to work wear, but when it comes to company attire, uniformity is king. Having our team show up to a clients home looking clean-cut, professional, and uniform…

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Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512Review We recently took a close look at the Ridgid R4512 table saw.   What impressed mostly us was this saw has many cabinet saw features, at fraction of the price. This saw gives users the ability to move the saw easily with an integral pedal lift and caster mechanism.…

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Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers

By Robert Robillard

Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers Which One Is Better? The titanium hammer vs. steel hammer debate has been going on at my job site for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent…

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Milwaukee Job Site Backpack 48-22-8200

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Job Site Backpack 8-22-8200 Review The folks at Milwaukee recently introduced a backpack as a tool storage and transport option. We recently played with the Milwaukee Job-site Backpack 8-22-8200 and quickly determined that it is a durable, pro grade backpack, worthy of any job-site. Most of the guys on my crew swear by the…

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MAKITA 36 Volt Circular Saw XSH01X/Z Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

MAKITA 36 Volt Circular Saw  – Tool Giveaway ConcordCarpenter and the folks at Makita are giving away a MAKITA 7-1/4 inch [X2] 36 Volt Circular Saw and two-batteries to one of our newsletter subscribers. MAKITA 7-1/4”Circular Saw Powered By Two 18-Volt Batteries XSH01X/Z Cutting the cord is a goal for the engineers and Product Managers…

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Ridgid X4 Cordless Combo Kit Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid X4 18-Volt Hyper Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit Giveaway To celebrate the new year Concord Carpenter and Ridgid tools are giving away a Ridgid tool cordless combo kit, $ 500.00 value, to one of my newsletter subscribers. The kit includes: R8611501 Hammer Drill, R8641 Reciprocating Saw, R86034 Impact Driver, R8691 Work Light, R8651 Circ Saw,…

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Installing A Wall Safe

By Robert Robillard

How To Install A Wall Safe: Most crimes committed are related to theft of personal property from a residential location. There are many precautions you can take to secure your home  from locking  your house to installing an alarm.   Installing a wall safe is also a way to further secure items inside your home.  …

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Dishwasher Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

Older dishwashers, ten years or more, are neither energy efficient nor water efficient.  Often times using between 8 an  15 gallons of water per cycle.  Purchasing a new Energy Star rated dishwasher can save you 1,000 gallons or more water per year as well as use 10-13% less energy.  The following dishwasher buying guide can help you…

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