Wes Bartosik

Wes Bartosik is a Connecticut native with strong family ties to the construction world. Wes’ father and grandfather both were builders and developers and taught Wes the values of doing things right from an early age and getting hands on experience with every facet of the construction industry. Wes apprenticed with a carpenter throughout high school and would later attend Central Connecticut State University earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management all while working for a large excavation contractor throughout. Wes would go on to work for a local heavy-highway construction company and gain further experience with all the skilled trades associated with large civil engineering and utility projects. Though working as a manager now, Wes’ true passion is working in the field alongside the tradesman and laborers on site. Wes has been involved in community based service projects throughout his life as well as emergency services. In his spare time he takes on serious DIY projects for himself, friends and family. He is a firm believer that with a quality tool in your hands and some grit, you can accomplish anything.

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Stihl MS 400 C-M Chainsaw Review

Stihl MS 400 C-M Professional Chainsaw Review This tool review will cover one of the outstanding gas-powered offerings from Stihl. The Stihl MS 400 C-M chainsaw is the world’s first professional-grade chainsaw to feature a lightweight magnesium piston. The material change in the engine components creates a light-weight, high-performing saw, that is easy to handle. […]

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Milwaukee New M18 FUEL Tools 2024

Milwaukee New M18 FUEL Tools 2024 Released at World of Concrete The ToolBoxBuzz Crew has been given early access to the new releases from Milwaukee for the World of Concrete 2024 expo. This article will feature the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL tools debuting this week in Las Vegas. Milwaukee continues to expand the M18 FUEL […]

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Kress Commercial 60V 16″ Battery Chainsaw Review

Kress Model KC300.9 60V Battery Chainsaw This tool review will feature the impressive new Kress 60V battery chainsaw. The Model KC300.9 combines professional-grade features and durable construction to produce a genuinely commercial-level tool. The Kress chainsaw includes a 16″ bar with 0.325″ Low Profile pitch and 0.043″ gauge chain. This smaller chain produces fast cuts […]

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Best Top Handle Chainsaw | Head-to-Head | 2023

Best Battery-Powered Top Handle Chainsaw Testing This Head-2-Head will take a look at the best battery top-handle chainsaw for 2023.  Battery technology has evolved to become arguably the king of outdoor power equipment. But does it measure up to what dedicated Pros need? In 2020 the ToolBoxBuzz crew hosted our first Best Cordless Chainsaw Head-2-Head […]

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Makita 40V XGT Chainsaw Review

Makita 40V Max XGT 18″ Chainsaw Review The Makita 40V Max XGT line has established itself as a premium cordless platform offering exceptional power and runtime. That XGT technology is now available in the Makita chainsaw lineup as well. This review will examine the new Makita Model GCU04Z 18″ 40V Max XGT chainsaw. In September […]

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Makita 40V MAX XGT Impact Wrenches Review

Makita 40V MAX XGT 1/2″ Mid and 3/4″ High Torque Impact Wrench Review The 40V MAX XGT  tools are Makita‘s flagship professional-grade cordless tools. This tool review will examine the 1/2″ Mid-Torque Model GWT07Z and 3/4″ High-Torque Model GWT01Z impact wrenches. The Makita XGT impact wrenches are powerful but refined and comfortable to use. They […]

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ECHO DCS-5000 Chainsaw Review

ECHO DCS-5000 56V eFORCE 18″ Chainsaw Review Echo‘s latest battery chainsaw offering is a powerful and well-thought-out performance monster. This tool review will examine the Echo DCS-5000 56V eFORCE chainsaw and compare it to Echo’s previous offerings. In 2020 ToolBoxBuzz published our first Best Cordless Chainsaw Head-2-Head. During that testing, the legacy Echo 58V saw […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Table Saw Review

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Cordless 10″ Table Saw Review   Metabo HPT is updating and improving venerable tools from the old Hitachi line. The Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt cordless 10″ table saw is a great example of this. This tool review takes a look at the Metabo HPT Model #C3610DRJQ4 MultiVolt Table Saw. Metabo HPT […]

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Makita 40V MAX XGT Dust Blower Review

Makita Model GSA01Z 40V XGT Dust Blower Review The cordless dust blower was one of the first tools Makita introduced with their new 40V MAX XGT line. Originally I was curious about what the Model GSA01Z would bring to the table for Makita’s new high-performance battery platform. However, after using the blower during the review […]

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RIDGID 18V LED Spotlight Review

RIDGID 18V LED Model R8699 Spotlight Review This tool review features the new 18V LED cordless spotlight from RIDGID. The model R8699 is a Home Depot exclusive offering that features a max output of 3,200 lumens of light. That is an incredible amount of light output in a compact package. Overall I am very impressed […]

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