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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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Whirlpool Champions The Importance Of Daily Chores

By Robert Robillard

WHIRLPOOL BRAND CHALLENGES INDUSTRY MARKETING NORMS; CHAMPIONS THE IMPORTANCE OF DAILY TASKS Brand transforms cold machine mentality into acts of love with new Every day, care™ campaign Benton Harbor, Mich., October 7, 2014 – In a departure from the long-held industry tradition of feature wars, Whirlpool brand today announced the launch of Every day, care™,…

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Ryobi Miter Saw Stand A18MS01

By Robert Robillard

Written by SCOTT ARNOLD Ryobi Miter Saw Stand A18MS01 Review Prior to this review, I did not have a miter saw stand for my Chop Saw. Normal use for me consisted of 2 saw horses and sheet of plywood… On at home projects it included using my wife’s nice 6’ folding table, which always drove…

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Bosch Wireless Charging System

By Robert Robillard

How did we ever get by without cordless power tools?  Many younger skilled carpenters and construction workers have never had to. However, most veterans contractors have had to deal with power cords and pneumatic air hoses. Did you know that the increase in cordless tools has decreased the amount of workman’s comp trip and fall…

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How To Choose Quality Work Clothing

By Robert Robillard

Quality Work Clothing As a mobile contractors, and re-modelers, our job site environments are constantly changing from indoors to outdoor, to all seasons and weather. When you work in the elements you tend to choose tools and clothing that can stand up to the harsh environments and test of time.   Once you find a brand,…

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Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation

By Robert Robillard

Custom built-in bookcase and mantle project: On this project we were asked to remove the built-in cabinet and replace it with a built-in bookcase and mantle installation.   [Photo on the right with the television.] New Design The plan was to install a custom mantle that is lower than the existing blue-stone mantle and built a…

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Circle Cutting Band Saw Jig

By Robert Robillard

Cutting Circles On A Band Saw Cutting circles freehand with a jigsaw or band saw is not easy and never precise. A friend of mine called today and told me she needed a 32” round piece of plywood to temporarily protect a glass table.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss making…

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Fall Home Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Tips for Fall Home Maintenance Fall is the perfect time to work on your home.  The weather is cooler and sun is lower in the sky making easier to work longer hours outdoors without discomfort. It is also the perfect time to perform fall home maintenance.  this is the stuff that you need to do…

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Sealing Granite Counters

By Robert Robillard

Sealing Granite Counter Tops   Sealing granite counters is important because contrary to popular belief granite is porous. Applying a high quality sealer will block liquids [stains] from seeping into the granite. Stains and discolorations often develop on granite from red wine, certain juices, cooking oil, bacon fat can cause granite headaches. There are some…

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