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Robert Robillard

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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DEWALT 16 Gauge Pneumatic Finish Nailer DWFP71917

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT Pneumatic Finish Nailer DWFP71917 Review DEWALT just released a new line of pneumatic finish nailers. Borrowing from their little brother Bostitch, which utilizes Smart Point® technology, these nailers feature what DEWALT is calling Precision Point™ Technology.  Both technologies are basically the same and offer precision, accuracy and a much easier nail placement through a smaller nose footprint.…

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How To Replace A Broken Granite Post

By Robert Robillard

I live just outside of Boston and just about everywhere you look, new and antique, granite is used in hard scapes. Everything from century old granite posts, reclaimed curbing, foundation / seawall block, trestle and bridge support block, steps, gates, post, borders and support walls. This article will address how I replaced two 6″ x 6″…

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Milwaukee 46-Inch Steel Tool Storage Chest and Cabinet

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee 6-Inch Steel Storage Chest and Cabinet Review Gone are the days of storing tools in and working out of cardboard boxes or milk crates. Tool storage chests, rolling cabinets, carts and specialty tool boxes have been making mechanics and technicians jobs easier  for a long time.   These days contractors, woodworkers and frankly anyone who has…

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DELTA 36-6020 10 Inch Portable Contractor Table Saw

By Robert Robillard

DELTA Portable Contractor Table Saw Review By Josh Bordenca In 1919 Herbert Tautz, the founder of The Delta Specialty Company, recognized the challenges of his time in regards to woodworking, and while working out of his garage, he set out to create new tools for the industry. Fast forward almost 100 years later DELTA still…

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DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361

By Robert Robillard

 DEWALT 20V Cordless Miter Saw Review DEWALT just released their DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361. The DCS361 offers is designed to provide a portable, and convenient solution to general contractors and remodelers for cutting applications involving: Trim installation Flooring work Cutting 2x material Power The DCS361 spins at 3750 RPM and makes, on…

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Gilmour Flexogen Hose

By Robert Robillard

Gilmour Flexogen Premium Duty Hose  How many of you reading this have leaking garden hoses or worse yet watering nozzles that have been on your hose so long they’ve fused to the coupling? Come on, you know who you are; I bet there’s a ton of you. You’re Only As Good As Your Weak Link…

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Zero Tolerance 0450 Folding Knife

By Robert Robillard

Zero Tolerance 0450 Sinkevich Titanium Knife The Zero Tolerance 0450 folding knife is a version of an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. It is a version of the 0454 knife, which was a very limited edition.  If you don’t have the 0454 knife, I think the Zero Tolerance 0450 is the next best thing!  …

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Rockler T-Track Tabletop

By Robert Robillard

  Rockler T-Track Tabletop (item 46654) Review The Rockler T-Track Tabletop is an excellent foundation for many woodworking and construction jigs.   I have been intrigued with the flexibility of T-Tracks and have long thought that I should be getting more use out of them.   This Tabletop from Rockler makes it easy to build those jigs.…

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