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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and principal of a full service renovation company located in Concord, Massachusetts; A Concord Carpenter, LLC. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he also hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, and specializes in problem solving for home maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter’s motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Rob is a a regular contributor to DIY magazine Extreme-How-To Magazine and assistant editor at ToolBoxBuzz. He is also a tool safety and training coordinator for Push America on their Build America project.

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Milwaukee Compact 8 in 1 Multi Bit Screw Driver

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Compact 8 in 1 Multi-Bit Driver 48-22-2320 Review Milwaukee recently released a few interesting specialty and precision screw drivers.  the one that caught my attention was the Milwaukee Compact 8 in 1 Multi Bit Screw Driver. This driver was designed around user driven innovation.  What’s that?  User driven innovation means looking at and listening…

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Outsourcing For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

Benefits of Outsourcing As a small business owner I am often called upon to design, construct, finish and install custom bookcases, cabinets and fireplace mantles.  I recently realized that selling outsourcing is a realistic way to stay competitive and profitable in an environment where folks are constantly tire kicking and researching prices. Should you outsource…

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How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

By Robert Robillard

The “Blow Out” Method to Winterize Your Irrigation System If you live in a cold climate you need to consider taking precautions to avoid damage to your irrigation system.  This article will show you how to winterize your irrigation system and save you hundreds of dollars by teaching you how to do this procedure yourself.…

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Milwaukee Force Logic Press Tool

By Robert Robillard

M18 Force Logic Press Tool 2673-22 Review In a competitive market, plumbers and mechanical contractors must look to time and cost saving solutions to stay competitive and profitable. We recently tool a look at the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Press Tool and put it in the hands of our plumbing editor, Scott Robillard for feedback.…

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Stanley Interlocking Utility Mats

By Robert Robillard

Stanley Anti-Fatigue Interlocking Edge Utility Mat Review If you work on your feet, you know what it feels like to stand for hours on a hard concrete or wood floor and have your knees, feet or lower back ache.  That aching sometimes continues into the night and next day.  Our work shop and standing desks…

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Protect Your Ears When Woodworking

By Robert Robillard

Wear Hearing Protection   Having a wood-shop means noise.  Sometimes loud noise.  Noise levels can vary widely from machine to machine depending on conditions of use, and machine type.   Protecting your ears is super important.  One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech.  Loss of hearing…

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Micro Bevel Sanding Jig

By Robert Robillard

How To Make A Micro Bevel Sanding Jig On Disc Sander While working in Don’s shop, our woodworking editor, we realized that we needed to apply a slight two degree bevel to the oval bottoms of the shaker inlay trays that we were making. We decided that the most accurate way to do this was…

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Freud LU73R0 10-Inch Crosscut Saw Blade

By Robert Robillard

Freud LU73R010 10-inch Cabinet Maker Crosscut Blade The folks at Freud have a 50 year history of saw blade innovation, including producing their own MicroGrain carbide with Titanium, called TiCo, a high-density combination of Titanium and Cobalt. Most woodworkers know Frued for their full line of high-quality, woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaper…

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