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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If your 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in night stands and didn’t think a second more about it. VAULTEK Biometric Safe VVT20i Review As far as securing of firearms…

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Why Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing

By Robert Robillard

Roofing Best Practice: Replace Skylights When Re-Roofing Here at Concord-Carpenter we always try to help and educate our readers on the BEST practices in the remodeling industry. When it comes to replacing skylights, there is no argument that the BEST time to do it is when you are re-roofing. Skylights have a finite service life…

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Milwaukee Sweatshirt

By Robert Robillard

NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt – Review Milwaukee has shown a commitment to designing work gear to perform and last on job sites. Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the elements.…

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MASCOT Work Pants

By Robert Robillard

MASCOT Work Pants Review, Houston Model #10179-154-0101 As a carpenter and general contractor, I typically wear knee pads when I’m tiling or working on a floor. On most projects, I don’t wear knee pads. I find knee pads uncomfortable and the straps tend to cut off my circulation. Most of the work I do requires a…

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Top 10 Items To Avoid Putting In Your Septic System

By Robert Robillard

Caring for Your Septic System If you have a septic system in your home, you need to be very careful about what household products you use. Septic systems rely on bacteria to break down wastes and solids, but these bacteria need a specific environment to survive. If you put the wrong kind of detergent in…

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Wearing Work Pants with Knee Pads

By Robert Robillard

Protecting Your Knees On the Job Site – work Pants With Built-In Knee Pads As a carpenter and contractor I can tell you that you get what you pay for. I can also tell you that sometimes it seems that protecting our bodies at work comes secondary to getting the job done. It took me…

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Outsourcing For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

10 Benefits of Outsourcing As a small business owner I am often called upon to design, construct, finish and install custom bookcases, cabinets and fireplace mantles.  I’ve realized that selling outsourcing is a realistic way to stay competitive and profitable in an environment where folks are constantly tire kicking and researching prices. Should you outsource…

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Good Business Practices

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Good Business Practices When running a small business or any business for that matter there are a few rules that are always good to follow. Here’s a five good business practices that I use. 1. Always be honest: Honesty is huge in business and life. If you are unable to meet a deadline or…

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