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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SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Rain Jackets for Outdoor Work and Adventure

If you work outside or just enjoy the great outdoors, don’t let a downpour slow you down. Avoid getting soaked to the bone by arming yourself with the best rain jacket. The best rain jack...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Fishing Pliers for Unhooking Your Monster Catch

When fishing, a heavy thump on the end of your line and the sound of the wire pulling from your reel is a moment to celebrate. As you struggle to haul your catch onto the shore or into yo...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Portable Air Compressors for DIY Jobs

Pneumatic tools run by a portable air compressor can be a huge help and time-saver on a range of projects and at the construction site. Nail guns, for instance, drive fasteners with the p...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
9 Things You Shouldn’t Hide From Your Landlord

Secrets don’t make friends: Always fess up about these issues to stay on your landlord’s good side.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers of 2021

While the striking colors of fall foliage may look nice, after the leaves drop, they make a mess in your yard. Instead of tedious hours spent raking, consider purchasing one of the best b...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Fire Escape Ladders of 2021

In the case of a house fire, a window might be your family’s only safe escape route. If you live in a two- or three-story home, exiting through an upstairs window can be a tricky proposit...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Wood Chippers of 2021

A wood chipper is an excellent tool that takes twigs, limbs, branches, and other solid yard material and cuts it into small, chip-sized pieces. Depending on the size, you can use the chip...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Mold Removers of 2021

The first time you find mold hiding in a dark, damp space can be harrowing. You know how harmful it can be to your health. And you’re painfully aware of how much mold remediation could co...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Cordless Hammer Drill for Your Building Project

If you’re drilling into seriously dense materials, your standard drill driver might not cut it. Materials like concrete, tiles, and stone need extra force from a drill, and even the most ...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Ratchet Straps for Securing and Hauling Your Gear

When transporting your gear on the road, it’s important that your equipment be secured to your vehicle. If ropes or make-do fastenings on your cargo were to come loose, you could end up c...