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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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BuildClean Dust Control System

By Robert Robillard

Dust Control System Here at ConcordCarpener.com we often write about ‘best practices” and “contractor professional development.”   We also follow Henry Ford’s advice of, “doing things right when no one is looking.”   Livable Remodeling When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.”    Livable remodeling refers to providing building and remodeling…

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How To Clean A Slow Draining Shower

By Robert Robillard

  Slow Draining Shower Floor Drain – using no chemicals Every six months of so I notice my shower drain start to accumulate water and drain slowly. Most people eventually end up with a slow draining bathtub or shower. Long hair, soap and bath products all combine to make a nasty, smelly drain clog. While…

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M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20

By Robert Robillard

M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Brushless Circular Saw 2530-20 Review Milwaukee Tool recently expanded their 12-volt line with their release of the M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20. What intrigued us at Concord Carpenter was the size, weight and ability of this new saw.  We first saw it at Milwaukee’s media event,and its easy to see why…

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7 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

By Robert Robillard

Winterizing Your Home By Tim Smith Outside of Florida, every state has its winter jokes. If you have more miles on your snow blower than on your car, you must live in Michigan. Colorado has three seasons: July, August and winter. No doubt about it – North America is cold. Even the Vikings left. Those…

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OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

By Robert Robillard

OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Here at ConcordCarpenter we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off blade knife is often viewed…

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Festool Kapex KS 120 Miter Saw

By Robert Robillard

Festool Kapex KS 120EB Miter Saw Review Festool has become synonymous for precision tools, offering unparalleled functionality, kick-ass accessories, and dust collection. I recently had the opportunity to review and use the Festool Kapex KS 120EB miter saw.  What impressed me most about the Kapex was its compact footprint, and how easy it was to…

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Start Your Own Carpentry Business

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Skills Many of us grew up watching our parents turn a basement or garage into a carpentry workshop, spend countless weekends building furniture, and amaze us with the results. But whether your passion for carpentry started in childhood or later in life, you undoubtedly know the special kind of satisfaction which comes from building…

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ProBuilt XLE-5000 LED Work Light

By Robert Robillard

LED Job-site Lighting As a remodeling contractor, when setting up a job site, the right lighting is essential to ensuring that we can safely see what we are working on, as well as safely traverse the job-site.  After all we have a job to do and often find ourselves in locations where there is not…

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