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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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Installing Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

What’s Important when Installing Deck Footings If you want your wooden deck posts to be dead center in the middle of the concrete footing, then you need to have the outline of the deck built and suspended in the air.  Installing deck footings is very simple to do. Trick for Lining Up the Footings My…

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Build Warmer Walls

By Robert Robillard

Advanced Wall Framing Many builders use too many wall studs in their corners, sometimes tripling up on studs to create the corner and adequate nailers for wallboard. The problem with this is that the triple studs do not perform as well thermally as fiberglass insulation does. T-Wall Intersection: Others carpenters and builders deal with this…

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DEWALT 360 Combo Laser Level DW0811

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT DW0811 Self Leveling 360 Degree Line and Vertical Line We recently had the opportunity to use and review the DEWALT 360 Combo Laser Level DW0811.  Laser levels are becoming more and more popular in the residential and commercial construction world these past few years.    As a remodeling tool, laser levels save time and improve…

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Paslode 2 Year Service Promise

By Robert Robillard

  Paslode Hassle Free, No Cost, No Questions, 2 Year Service Promise The folks at Paslode just upped the ante in customer service, big-time, with the introduction of their NEW Paslode 2 Year Service Promise. Let’s face it, second only to a tool going off line contractors absolutely hate having to bring a tool in…

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Stanley TwinTec Adjustable Ratcheting Wrench

By Robert Robillard

  Stanley TwinTec 27-In-One Tool Wrench The people at Stanley have introduced a device that could dramatically reduce the number of tools for the occasional DIY-er.  The Stanley TwinTec Adjustable Ratcheting Wrench is advertised as a 27-in-one tool, replacing the need for 26 sockets and 1 ratchet. Its potential to save time and effort for…

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DeWALT 165′ Laser Distance Measure

By Robert Robillard

DeWALT DW03050 165′ Laser Distance Measure Review Technology is helping people perform their jobs more efficiently in many industries. Including building and remodeling. The DeWALT 165′ Laser Distance Measure is no exception. First Impression A solid little electronic device with a lot of rubber over-mold and is well sealed against dust and water (turns out…

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Festool Tracksaw TS 55 REQ

By Robert Robillard

Festool Track Saw TS 55 REQ Track saws are somewhat of a specialty tool so I’m going to preface this review with this: Why A Track Saw? Clean cuts. Safe, clean and fast, solo ripping or crosscutting of sheet goods. Glue ready joints in 1-1/2” hardwood counter-tops. Long angled cuts in sheet goods. Clean cuts.…

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RIDGID R040SCA Roofing Cutter

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid R040SCA Roofing Cutter Review The folks at Ridgid sent me their Ridgid R040SCA Roofing Cutter to test out and review. I was interested in reviewing this tool for the fact I have never used one or seen one before. After reading Ridgid’s write up on this tool I immediately thought this is a wrist…

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