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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FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Hand Crank Radios for Use in Emergencies

Weather-related emergencies are often unpredictable, which means keeping informed about the latest developments can make the difference between staying safe and being overwhelmed. Stockin...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Construction Boots to Protect Your Feet While Working

Construction work can be hard on the body, including the feet. To minimize aches and pains and avoid accidents, invest in the best construction boots for your feet and discover it is mone...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Kerosene Heater for Your Outdoor Oasis

Creating a backyard space takes planning and effort, so it’s a shame that you can’t use it as often when temperatures drop. If you’re tired of letting winter’s icy grasp drive you inside,...

FEBRUARY 9, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Infrared Thermometers for All Your Cooking Needs

Getting an immediate, accurate read on the temperature of cooking surfaces is important, especially when searing steaks or burgers or using equipment that needs to reach a specific temper...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Keypad Door Locks of 2021

If you’re trying to streamline your lifestyle, few items are as convenient as a keypad door lock. No longer will you have to dig out your keys from your pocket or bag or risk locking your...

JANUARY 31, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Dust Masks for Woodworking and Other DIY Projects

Creating something with your hands, whether it’s woodworking, painting, renovating, or any other creative pursuit, can be a fulfilling experience. The only problem is that DIY projects ca...

JANUARY 30, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Weed Torches of 2021

Weed management is rarely at the top of anyone’s list of desirable to-dos. Bending over and pulling weeds is a lot of work, and it’s rarely a permanent solution. While you could spray wee...

JANUARY 29, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Basement Lighting of 2021

Shining some light on below-grade spaces can do a lot for your home. Proper lighting increases the usability of your basement, allowing you to expand this storage area while reducing the ...

JANUARY 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Manual Tile Cutters for DIYers and Pros

If you’re considering a tile project or repair, the idea of working with this durable material might seem intimidating. After all, tile is tough and often expensive, so it’s not for the f...

JANUARY 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Mosquito Killers for Outdoors and In

Most backyard barbecue attendees would agree that swatting mosquitoes away from their exposed skin really bugs them. But there’s a way to keep itchy bites, annoying buzzing, and the possi...