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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OCTOBER 6, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Oscillating Tools for the Workshop

When it comes to popular power tools, the oscillating tool is the new kid on the block. While oscillating tool technology has been around since the 1960s, the tool’s popularity in constru...

OCTOBER 5, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Benchtop Planers for Your Woodworking Needs

Wood may have natural beauty, but to bring it out in furniture and other fine carpentry projects, woodworkers must operate within tight tolerances, attempting to achieve machine shop-type...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Bench Vises of 2021

You only have two hands—and that can often be a challenge in certain projects. Indeed, there may also be times when using your hands to hold a workpiece simply isn't safe. The solution to...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Futon Mattresses for a Seating Upgrade

Simple and comfortable, the best futon mattress can create a seating option that doubles as a bed when entertaining overnight guests. Placed on the right sofa frame, these mattresses can ...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Rat Poisons for Pest Control at Home

If you’re concerned about a rat infestation or want to take preventative measures, the best rat poison can take care of the problem. If a rat makes it into your home, these edible poisons...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Gutter Cleaners of 2021

If you don’t have gutter guards to prevent clogs from fallen leaves, cleaning your gutters is a necessary (and messy) job. Leaves and debris that pile up in your gutters can cause water t...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Smart Plugs for the Connected Home

Home automation has taken huge leaps in recent years: Smart devices help make shopping lists, dial phone numbers, record TV shows, and control thermostats at the office or home via an app...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Hygrometers To Measure Humidity Within Your Home

Staying on top of the humidity level in your home can be important. Humidity—the amount of water vapor in the air—can impact not only the health of you and your family, but can also affec...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Outdoor TV Antennas for Your Entertainment Needs

While there has been a trend in recent years of cord-cutters parting ways with their cable companies, these same folks tend to have a slew of streaming services that they subscribe to eve...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Camping Lanterns for Lighting Up Your Campsite

A crackling campfire in the woods is the classic symbol of camping. But those embers alone may not be enough to light your way through the night. For seasoned campers and newbies alike, t...