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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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Milwaukee Tool Box Giveaway

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee 13 and 26-inch Tool Box Giveaway Rules:   The folks at Milwaukee Tool have released two, heavy duty, job site, work boxes.  A 13-inch and a 26-inch  Job-site Work Box.  Built for extreme durability, the new storage solution can survive over 1000 drops.    Milwaukee is going to give one each to one lucky…

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Simpson ALH3225 Pressure Washer

By Robert Robillard

Simpson Aluminum Series 3200PSI,  2.5-GPM Direct Drive Pressure Washer  Review The folks at FNA group recently sent me their Simpson Aluminum 3200-PSI 2.5-GPM Pressure Washer to review and evaluate on the job site.  I also used it at home. The Simpson ALH3225  is marketed as a professional grade, heavy duty pressure washer.  It has an Aluminum…

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How to Cut An Opening In A Non-Bearing Wall

By Robert Robillard

How to Cut an Opening in a Non-Load Bearing, Internal Wall Cutting a door or interior look-through window in an interior wall can be an easy and straightforward project. This article will discuss the basics surrounding how to cut an opening in a non-bearing wall. The hardest and arguably most important part of this project…

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FEIN MultiMaster FMM350Q

By Robert Robillard

FEIN MultiMaster FMM350Q Oscillating Multifunction Tool The folks at FEIN recently sent us their new and improved, FEIN MultiMaster FMM350Q oscillating multifunction tool, to test and evaluate. FEIN  has been inventing and perfecting tools for a long time.  Wilhelm Emil Fein invented the first power tool , and electric drill, in 1895 blazing a trail…

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Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture Teak is a popular outdoor furniture and this article will focus on cleaning Teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood that has a rich, golden honey color when new.  Teak is known for its durability and water resistance, and is often seen on boats, exterior construction, veneer, and outdoor…

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How to Locate Ceilings Fixtures

By Robert Robillard

How to Locate Fixtures In Ceilings and Walls With Minimal Damage As a carpenter,  I am often called to install something after the fact, that is after the walls or ceiling is installed. This tip is useful if you find yourself needing to drill through a wall, ceiling or anything where you can not see…

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Custom Radiator Covers

By Robert Robillard

Installing Custom Radiator Covers Radiator covers or enclosures are a simple, inexpensive way to instantly brighten your rooms and add shelf space and “HEAT UP” your decor. Decorator Sandra Stout from Creative Design Solutions [978-505-7447] came up with the idea to cover the radiators in this home. All together we will have covered six radiators…

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DEWALT DCL050 LED Work Light

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT 20 Volt DCL050 Work Light The folks at DEWALT recently released the DEWALT DCL050 LED Work light that features 3 super bright LED’s with 2 Brightness Settings (500 and 250 Lumen) that work off the 20 volt battery platform.  This LED work light accepts a bottom mount 20 volt battery that allows the light to…

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