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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Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Zero-Turn Mower Review

Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Model RY48140 Zero-Turn Electric Mower Review Editors Note: This mower is a significant investment for users so we tested two separate units with two different editors. Wes reviewed one and is the primary editor on this review. Todd Fratzel, Editor-in-Chief, also reviewed and unit and contributed to this article. It is […]

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ECHO SRM-410X String Trimmer Review

ECHO SRM-410X Professional String Trimmer Review ECHO continues to push the envelope with their powerful new SRM-410X professional-grade string trimmer. This tool review will take a whack at the most powerful string trimmer ECHO has ever made. With its 42.7 CC 2-stroke cycle engine, the SRM-410X is designed to power through demanding landscaping and land […]

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Ryobi 40V HP 8″ Auger Review

Ryobi 40V HP Model RY40710 8″ Auger Review Ryobi continues to drive forward as a leader in cordless solutions for homeowners and DIYers. With their new line of 40V HP high-performance tools, Ryobi is making cordless a reality for more common outdoor tasks. This tool review features the new Ryobi 40V HP 8″ Auger Model […]

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Holstery Tactical Tool Holders Review

Holstery Tactical Tool Holders Review Toolbelts are often a love-hate relationship. A high-quality belt system may offer all-day comfort but require a bulky loadbearing set-up. Holstery is a company that is helping to change that mindset. This tool review will take an in-depth look at the Holstery tactical tool holders as well as their other […]

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ECHO PB-9010T Backpack Blower Review

ECHO Model PB-9010T Backpack Blower Review This tool review will take an in-depth look at the ECHO Model PB-9010T, which is currently touted as “the world’s most powerful backpack blower”. In December, I had the opportunity to attend the ECHO live media event for their new 2021 product lines. As a long time ECHO products […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Band Saw Review

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Deep Cut Band Saw Review Metabo HPT’s new 36V MutliVolt cordless band saw Model #CB3612DA is a powerful and versatile tool, perfectly suited for in-field cutting tasks. Cordless band saws are an invaluable asset to many trades. The mechanical trades use portable or cordless band saws daily. However, other trades often […]

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Spyder STINGER Power Bits Review

Spyder STINGER Power Bits Review The new STINGER Power Bits from Spyder Products are an amazing new offering for wood-boring applications. This tool review highlights the features and performance of the 4 Piece STINGER Power bit set Model 15001 as well as the full line of STINGER bits from Spyder. These bits power through lumber […]

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2021 Echo Power Equipment New Products Announcement

Echo Power Equipment Announces New Products for 2021 I was fortunate enough to have been invited to the Echo Incorporated online media day where they announced their new products for 2021. The theme for the day was “The Game Has Changed” and I couldn’t agree more. This theme speaks to the challenges facing the tool […]

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Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Brushless Jigsaw Review

Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Brushless Jigsaw Review This tool review highlights the impressive new Metabo HPT MultiVolt Jigsaw Model CJ36DAQ4. Metabo HPT built a robust and balanced tool with this new top handle jigsaw. The brushless motor combined with MHPT’s 36V MultiVolt battery system delivers outstanding cutting performance and controllability. Furthermore the low felt vibration […]

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Metabo ASR 35 AutoCleanPlus HEPA Vacuum

Metabo ASR 35 AutoCleanPlus HEPA Vacuum Review – Model 602057800 A versatile and capable vacuum system is a critical component of any modern job site. The Metabo ASR 35 AutoCleanPlus HEPA Vacuum Model #602057800 is an all-around excellent option to suit your needs. Metabo sent me a sample of this vacuum to review along with […]

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