Tom Scalisi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Scalisi is a freelance writer specializing in the home design, construction, tools, and automotive industries. He has been involved in the trades for over 15 years as both a contractor and a commercial building mechanic. Tom has written for several online blogs and magazines including Next Luxury, The Drive, Car Bibles, and PowerTüls. In addition to his professional life, Tom enjoys getting outside on his mountain bike, camping, beekeeping, and fishing. Tom is also an avid racing and baseball fan. He lives in NY’s Hudson Valley with his wife, their three children, and three dogs. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

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MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Get Money Back from Home Improvement Projects

Learn how to recoup some cash from your next renovation project.

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Electric Chainsaws for Yard Work

When yard work goes beyond small potatoes puttering—to cut up fallen tree limbs or trim some fence posts to size—nothing comes in quite as handy as an electric chainsaw. The best of these...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About DIY Cabinet Refacing

If a full-on kitchen renovation isn’t in the cards right now, you can still give your cook space an impressive new look by refacing your existing cabinets. This affordable, relatively non...

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Roofing Tools That Are Most Important for Repairs

Homeowners rarely step foot on their own roofs. When roofing issues come up, most homeowners just hire out the job to a pro. The reality is that roofing jobs don’t have to be as intimidat...

MAY 25, 2020 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Ratchets

Don’t get it twisted: If you’ll be doing repairs around the house or on your car, you’re going to need a ratchet—a wrench with a fastener component used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolt...

MAY 24, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Cast-Iron Pans for the Kitchen

Durability, versatility, and low maintenance—these are the calling cards of cast-iron pans. As the longest-lasting of cooking wares, these pans can be handed down from generation to gener...

MAY 22, 2020 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Solar Chargers

Solar chargers have come a long way in recent years, becoming more portable, lightweight, and undeniably handy. Perfect for camping, they’re also useful for emergency preparedness, or jus...

MAY 21, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Jigsaws for the Workshop

An electric saw with a vertically reciprocating blade, the jigsaw tends to be under-appreciated in the workshop. True, it’s not as powerful as a circular saw, and it can be a little trick...

MAY 19, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Knife Sharpeners for the Kitchen

A culinary newbie might see knives as mere kitchenware, but a chef recognizes them as essential tools—tools that need to be kept sharp and in tip-top shape. That’s why chefs keep high-qua...

MAY 19, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Inverter Generators for Backup Power

Inverter generators may be one of the most essential tools for your home safety plan. In the event of a natural disaster, the extra power produced by this type of portable generator can p...