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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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Door Latch Problems

By Robert Robillard

Dealing With A door That Does Not Close or Latch You’re trying to close a door in your house and it won’t latch. Or you have to lift or put a shoulder into the door in order to get it to latch or lock.   Most likely you have an alignment issue at the strike or…

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Milwaukee Fuel M18 Impact Driver Kit 2653-22

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Fuel M18 Impact Driver Review I’ve been running an older Makita 14.4 volt impact wrench for a while now. It’s been a great tool but the batteries just don’t hold a charge the way they used to. I’ve done a lot of research and Milwaukee seems to be at or near the top for…

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Hart Mattock HHM5LB

By Robert Robillard

Dig Faster with The Hart Mattock HHM5LB The soil around this recently built development that I’m going to be digging footings in is dense. Hard packed by heavy equipment and full of sharp recently blasted chunks of rock from excavating through ledge to make room for a few basements. In short this is some of…

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How To Control Dust During A Renovation

By Robert Robillard

Image: rd.com Controlling Remodeling and Sanding Dust How to control dust during a renovation can be approached a number of ways. Simple and effective way to remove fumes, dust and odors from a confined area is to create negative pressure in a room and draw the contaminants out of the room.  Any environment can be…

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Stanley Utility Mat

By Robert Robillard

Stanley Anti-Fatigue Floor Mats  I have a love hate relationship with my workshop.   While I love using my hands to make bookcases, mantles and other built-ins I had what the long hours of standing do to my legs, joints and lower back. My shop floor is concrete and when standing in the shop working for…

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DEWALT 2.5 Gallon Ultimate Trim Compressor

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT Trim Compressor Model DWFP55130 DEWALT recently introduced the DEWALT 2.5 Gallon Ultimate Trim Compressor with a lower decibel rating.  This was welcome to me my customers and my ears.  DEWALT Listened to Users In designing the DWFP55130 compressor DEWALT focused on three main categories that pros found the most important; Weight Size Noise Weight…

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DEWALT I Beam Levels

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT I-Beam Levels A Rugged Design A year or two ago DEWALT decided to get into the hand tool arena.  They did this with the intention of not reinvent the wheel with yellow paint and stickers but to look a teach hand tool and to see if they could improve it. So far so good…

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Choosing a Contractor

By Robert Robillard

What Factors Do You Use To Choose A Contractor?   In today’s business environment companies cannot afford to lose a single profitable customer.  Surveys allow you to determine what your customer’s value and to make important decisions that focus on and improve on this value. We need to listen more to our customers!   I recently…

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