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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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7-1/4″ Miter Saw Review

The Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review This tool review takes an in depth look at the new Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 7 1/4″ miter saw model #C3607DRAQ4. For years Hitachi produced high quality dual rail sliding miter saws that were manufactured in Japan. Metabo HPT took over that […]

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Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Cordless Chainsaw Review

Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Chainsaw Model XCU08 Review Makita has expanded their battery powered outdoor power equipment line with their new X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle cordless chainsaw. Any arborist, tree cutter, or landscaper will tell you the benefits of a compact top handle chainsaw. They are second to none when it comes […]

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What It Means to Gift a Tool

What do you build when you give a tool as a gift? The gift giving season is fully underway and the pressures to give a memorable and thoughtful token is the battle that many of us face. For tradesmen, contractors, woodworkers, hobbyists, homeowners, parents, etc… tools are often the de facto gift of choice. However, […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Vacuum Review

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Brushless Wet/Dry Pod Style Vacuum Metabo HPT Model Number RP3608DAQ4M This tool review takes an in-depth look at the new 36V MultiVolt cordless wet/dry vacuum from Metabo HPT model number RP3608DAQ4M. A clean shop or work area is a telltale sign of skilled professional. This is extremely difficult as the  construction […]

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New Southwire Hand Tools

A Review of Southwire’s New Screwdrivers, Nutdrivers, and Hand Tool Offerings There’s some NEW Southwire Hand Tools out! Southwire is one of the largest manufacturers of wire and cable in the world. So who better to make the tools to install all this wire than them??? I was recently offered the opportunity to test out some […]

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Kershaw MIXTAPE Model 2050 Folding Knife Review

The Kershaw MIXTAPE 2050 Folding Knife Review Let’s be clear. This is not your good times mix you used to play in your Firebird on a Saturday night. But it is just as AWESOME! Kershaw is a manufacturer of high quality knives that offers styles that fit all budgets and tastes. The new MIXTAPE model […]

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Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1/4″ Circular Saw

The Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1’4″ Circular Saw C3607DAQ4 Review This tool review takes a look at the Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt Circular Saw model #C3607DAQ4. The circular saw may be the most iconic woodworking and carpentry tool out there. If you check the tool bench of any tradesman, woodworker, DIYer, or homeowner, it […]

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SENCO 9S0001N 16GA FinishPro Nailer Review

SENCO 16GA FinishPro Nailer Review This tool review will take a look at the SENCO 16GA FinishPro Nailer model #9S0001N. This pneumatic nailer is lightweight and ergonomic and packs the undeniable punch of an air powered tool. The tool world continues to cut the cord…or hose rather but the slim profile, reliability, and durability of […]

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Keson Box Beam Level Review

Keson 48″ Box Beam Construction Level A high quality, rugged, and accurate spirit level is one of the most indispensable tools on most job sites. But these precision instruments also get the snot beat out of them. As a sitework contractor, it is common to see levels tossed in and out of toolboxes or truck […]

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Ryobi EXPAND-IT 10″ Pole Saw Attachment

Ryobi EXPAND-IT 10″ Pole Saw Review It is summer time. The sun is shining, the humidity is making you sweat through your pants, and all that leafy green and barked covered stuff on your property is growing out of control. The Tool Box Buzz crew feels your pain and that is why we are working […]

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