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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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Two Innovative Metabo-HPT Circular Saws

By Robert Robillard

Metabo-HPT Circular Saws By Ralph Mroz The Metabo HPT18V Brushless 6-1/2″ Deep Cut Circular Saw (C18DBAL) and 36V Multi-Volt Brushless 7-1/4” Circular Saw (C3607DA) both represent significant advances in cordless saws, for different reasons.  We look at both here.  But for context let’s first straighten out the confusion around the Metabo HPT name and then…

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How To Remove Rust Spots From A Driveway

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Your Driveway, The Right Way It’s easy to know the right thing to do after you’ve made a mistake. A few months back I was cutting a bunch of metal rods [rebar] and I did NOT anticipate all the microscopic metal dust staying on my driveway and leaving  unsightly rust stains. My first thought was to pressure…

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Ryobi 18-Volt 10-inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw

By Robert Robillard

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ONE Cordless Brushless 10-inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review  By Ralph Mroz The Ryobi 18-Volt 10-inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (Model P3650) has been on the market a couple years now and proven itself. With its full feature set and attractive price, it’s a good option for many people, DIY’ers and pros alike. Many people think…

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Installing Schluter DITRA-HEAT-DUO Over Concrete Floors

By Robert Robillard

Solving A Cold Basement Floor With Electric Radiant Heat We were recently asked to install electric radiant warming in a basement bathroom, concrete floor.  The problem with concrete floors is that the cold concrete absorbs heat energy, significantly increasing the time it takes for the tile floor to warm up.  In some cases, floors may…

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Craftsman Tool Boxes

By Robert Robillard

New Craftsman Tool Boxes By Ralph Mroz I took a peek at two different Craftsman Tool Boxes. As most of you probably know, Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) bought the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings back in 2017.  It was a bit of a strange deal in that SBD will now own the Craftsman brand and…

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How To Install A Dryer Vent

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Dryer Duct and Vent – Best Practice The type and length of your dryer duct can have a significant effect on the efficiency of your dryer as well as increase or reduce the risk of a fire. Use Metal Duct Pipe – Best Practice The best duct pipe to use is 4” solid,…

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Cheap Tool?

By Robert Robillard

Let’s Ditch the term “Cheap Tool” – Tool Reviews by Ralph Mroz How many times have you heard  someone bash a tool as “a cheap piece of junk” when it didn’t meet their expectations?  How many times have you done so?  The fact is that the key phrase in the preceding is “didn’t meet expectations”. …

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Weird Tools and Weird Practices

By Robert Robillard

Weird Tools and Weird Practices — On Purpose! Ralph Mroz We all have that unusual tool — sometimes it’s just a little weird, sometimes it’s kinda cheap — but we keep finding a use for it.  Likewise, we all have some unusual practice that might draw skeptical looks — but it works for us.  We…

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