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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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How To Build A Workbench

By Robert Robillard

“The Perfect Work Bench” Okay that was misleading;  please don’t make me go sit in the truck for the rest of the day! There is no such thing as a perfect workbench I can say this because I’ve built and rebuilt my work bench at least five times in twenty years and I’m now considering…

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Ryobi 5 inch Random Orbital Sander

By Robert Robillard

By Ben Carmichael Why Ryobi? Last fall, my girlfriend and I bought an old colonial house in Concord, MA. In the words of our real estate agent, it has “lots of character.” My grandfather, upon visiting the house for the first time on Thanksgiving, said it had “lots of potential.” Upon walking into the house,…

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How To Apply Thin Veneer Edge Banding

By Robert Robillard

Applying Thin Wood Veneer Edge Tape This article will address how to apply thin veneer edge banding in the form of iron on veneer tape. Veneer tape is a pre-sanded, ultra thin layer of wood or other material that is attached to the edge of plywood in order to make it look like a solid…

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Tool Storage Systems

By Robert Robillard

Mobile Tool Storage and Customization In the residential remodeling and construction world job sites are busy, hectic arenas, with tools and equipment everywhere. Oftentimes contractors simply overlook the “tools that protect the tools.”  They are just too darn busy to consider properly organizing and securing their valuable tools and equipment.  But they should! Why Tool…

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DEWALT Gas-free Cordless Framing Nailer DCN692

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT Cordless Framing Nailer A recent update from DEWALT is sure to raise eyebrows, it’s release of the upgraded DEWALT Gas-free Cordless Framing Nailer DCN692. Redesigned with a brush-less motor and paired with a XR 4.0AH lithium ion battery pack enable the DCN692  to drive up to 700 nails per charge. Why Did DEWALT Look…

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Senco FinishPro 23 Gauge Micro Pinner

By Robert Robillard

Senco FinishPro 23LXP Headless Pin Nailer Review The folks at Senco recently redesigned their pin nailer and released the Senco FinishPro 23 Gauge Micro Pinner.  In the residential and commercial world of remodeling my favorite part of any job is always the finish trim. My very first set of pneumatic nailers was a Senco 325…

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Is The ICE SAFE To Walk On?

By Robert Robillard

Ice Thickness and Safety Every year we hear about people falling through ice and dying. When I speak to people about the safe thickness of ice, everyone seems to have a different opinion on the question, is the ice safe to walk on. When is The Ice Safe To Walk On? My son has a…

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House Fire Plan

By Robert Robillard

House Fires ~ Have A Plan! Most house fires happen between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Which means you’re likely to be asleep, making it that much more important that you know how to save yourself and your family since you won’t have much time to plan your escape.  Do you have a house fire…

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