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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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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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Remodeling For In-Laws

By Robert Robillard

Living With Your Parents! I live in a multi-generational home that we remodeled for a handicap in-law.  Many people these days are remodeling for in-laws and either bringing in their parents or moving in with them and taking over the house responsibilities.   According to an AARP survey, the number of multi-generational households has grown from…

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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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