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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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Time Management

By Robert Robillard

How To Manage Your Time Better Image: appraisalnewsonline Spend your time doing the important things! How many times have you wished you had more time in the day to get things done? . Managing one’s time can be a difficult task for some and easy for others. For me time management, and staying on task…

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Caring For Your Tape Measure

By Robert Robillard

Tape Measure Care and Maintenance We recently performed Head-Head testing on 8 different brand tape measures. After the testing it was apparent to me that these devices need proper care, in order to provide you with accurate, reliable measurements. Caring for your tape measure is easy, here are a few steps for properly maintaining your tape measure.…

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Stanley FATMAX 25′ Magnetic Tape

By Robert Robillard

Stanley FMHT33865S FATMAX 25′ Magnetic Tape Review Tape measures and hammer brands probably are the cause of more arguments on the job site than anything else. I can see why, when you use a tool daily, hourly, or more. you become attached to it. The STANLEY FMHT33865 Fatmax True Zero Magnetic 25′ Tape is one…

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Saw Horse Pro

By Robert Robillard

Saw Horse Pro – A New Way to Work! If you’ve ever used miter saw to cut long, unsupported stock, you know what a hassle it is to deal with a saw that moves all over the place, or a rickety miter stand, while you’re trying to make cuts. Miter saws work hard in the…

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The Importance of Branding

By Robert Robillard

What’s Your Brand? With so many people and businesses looking for work, having a strong personal brand has become a priority. What’s your personal brand identity? Regardless of who you are, your age, position, or the business you happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. Why do people…

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Dewalt Scroll Saw DW788

By Robert Robillard

Dewalt 20″ Variable-Speed Scroll Saw DW788 Review Most carpenters would look at today’s scroll saws as a tool used by hobbyists to ply their trade.  However, not so long ago these precision machines played an extremely important role in the building of this country. We took a look at the Dewalt Scroll Saw DW788 and…

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Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor

By Robert Robillard

Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor, Model 9864-LED I own a small remodeling business and as a result my basement seconds as my company workshop. Often times, I find myself entering the basement through my bulkhead basement after dark, and carrying tools or materials. Lighting the Way The problem with this is that the workshop lights are…

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Hurricane Preparedness Lessons

By Robert Robillard

Lessons from the Eye of Irma   Written by Ralph Bagnell Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest Florida coast, with the eye of the storm passing directly over our house. We decided to ride out the storm, and while we were well prepared and suffered very little property damage, there were a number of…

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