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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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Milwaukee LED Lights

By Robert Robillard

 My 3 Go-To LED Lights On The Jobsite   Milwaukee Rover LED Light The Coronavirus has had me staying home a lot more than I’m used to. We’ve all heard the saying idle hands is the devil’s workshop. I could not agree more, so I went looking for projects to work on here at home.…

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Using Sacrificial Foam Board To Break Down Sheet Goods

By Robert Robillard

Breaking Down Plywood With A Track Saw and Sacrificial Foamboard Ripping full sheets of plywood safely and accurately on the table saw can be a challenging balancing act, especially if you’re alone. Trying to hold a 60 lb. piece of plywood flat on a table saw while pushing it through the saw blade and trying…

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How To Replace A Band Saw Tire

By Robert Robillard

Band Saw Maintenance – Replacing The Rubber Tire The other day I was using my band saw and all sudden this black rubber dust was deposited on the wood I was cutting. For a minute I had no idea what was happening and then BANG – the belt came off the bandsaw wheel. That startled…

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Choosing A Fire Extinguisher For Your Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Does Your Shop Have a GOOD Fire Extinguisher Do you have a fire extinguisher in your shop? Is it charged, and is it large enough to put out a real fire? Woodworking shops are inherently prone to fires for obvious reasons. They contain large quantities of fuel in the form of wood and wood products,…

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Delaney Logan LP250 Digital Lever Lock

By Robert Robillard

Controlling Jobsite Access With A Delaney Logan Lever Lock In the world of remodeling, controlling access to a property is paramount to security and also client privacy. On many jobs, the clients are home to let us in, which can sometimes backfire. Especially if they go out to yoga or tennis and forget to leave…

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A Carpenter’s Ethos

By Robert Robillard

The Path of the Carpenter Apprentice -A Carpenter’s Ethos A Carpenter’s ethos started on a Monday morning. I had forgotten my breakfast and coffee on the kitchen counter. It was starting to rain and my boots were soaked through. It was only 8 am. It was day one of the new job, which meant that…

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Helly Hansen LifaLoft Jacket

By Robert Robillard

Kensington LifaLoft Jacket Review 73230 As a New England mobile contractors, our Jobsite weather is constantly changing. Working outdoors means you tend to choose tools and clothing that can stand up to harsh environments. Once you find a brand, tool or clothing that fits that mold you tend to hold on tight! So let’s talk…

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Carhartt Flex Shirts

By Robert Robillard

Carhartt Rugged Flex Mid-Weight Shirts for Winter Winter’s here and many tradespeople, if they have the option, prefer to do interior work during these cold months.  Remodelers, in particular, may have more flexibility to schedule interior work according to the seasons, but inside it where we’d all prefer to be.  Now when we think of…

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