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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DECEMBER 22, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best PEX Crimp Tools for Plumbing Installation and Repairs

PEX piping is becoming more popular with DIYers and pros alike. Instead of using expensive copper piping, torches, and solder, you can create watertight joints in these plastic pipes with...

DECEMBER 17, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Boot Dryers for Damp Footwear

If there’s one thing most DIYers, craftspeople, homeowners, and really anyone can agree on, it’s that walking around isn’t much fun in a pair of wet boots. Whether it’s from a rainy hike,...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Adjustable Wrenches for Your Repair Needs

There are a few classic tools that everyone needs, whether you are a DIYer or a professional repair technician. One of those tools is a high-quality adjustable wrench. An adjustable wrenc...

DECEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Wood Routers for DIYers and Hobbyists

Seasoned DIYers and hobbyists know the difference that a wood router can make on the quality of the finished product. From simple roundovers to fancy ogee edges, the best wood router kick...

DECEMBER 8, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Spray Paints for Your DIY Projects

In a DIY paint project, the best spray paint can be a game-changer. A high-quality spray paint creates a coat that covers well, stands the test of time, and looks great. While using spray...

DECEMBER 7, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Soft Coolers for Taking Drinks and Perishables To-Go

The cooler industry looks entirely different from how it looked 15 years ago. Some innovative brands came along and turned it on its head, producing heavy, very well-insulated hard cooler...

DECEMBER 6, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Backpacks for Everyday Use

Whether you’re a student, a commuter, or an adventurer, having a great backpack is an efficient  way to arrive at your destination with everything you need. A backpack makes it easy to tr...

DECEMBER 5, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Biscuit Joiners of 2021

As a woodworker or DIYer, there are certain essential tools that, once you find them, help unlock your real potential. Among those tools is the trusty biscuit joiner. This power tool can ...

DECEMBER 1, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Granite Sealers for the Stone Surfaces

Granite is an investment. It’s costly, and, in fact, it may be the most expensive feature in the kitchen or bathroom. But when the longevity of natural stone and the extra value it adds t...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Benchtop Jointers for the Workshop

Woodworking can be an incredibly satisfying hobby or career. A perfect joint or fit between two boards often creates a near-tangible feeling of accomplishment. But it can also be incredib...