Tom Scalisi


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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The Best Brad Nailer for Your Trim, Molding or Cabinet Project

The brad nailer is one of the tools that helped spur the DIY movement and made many projects accessible to home DIYers and pros alike. Brad nailers use smaller nails (18 gauge) that are l...

JULY 28, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Mattresses You Can Buy in a Box

Almost all experts agree that sufficient sleep is a cornerstone of overall health. If you’re not getting enough Z’s, your body doesn’t have time to recover and start anew each day. Don’t ...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Soldering Stations for DIYers

Most DIYers familiar with nails, glue, paintbrushes, and spackle knives, are fairly confident about tackling home repairs. Yet fixing electronics—such as a television, computer board, or ...

JULY 18, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Earplugs for Sleeping and Blocking Out Noise

Quality sleep is incredibly important to our physical and emotional health. Noisy backgrounds can keep you from falling asleep quickly, or make it difficult to maintain your slumber. Whet...

The Best Track Saws for DIYers and Pros

Whether you’re ripping sheet goods or cutting long lengths of lumber to width, a track saw is often the way to go. Track saws operate on top of a workpiece instead of manipulating a wide ...

JULY 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Smoke Detectors of 2021

Smoke detectors are a lot like income taxes: You need to deal with them once a year, not a whole lot of people understand them, and issues with either can be particularly, well, alarming....

JULY 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Levels for Consistently Accurate Results

In almost any home renovation, achieving the best results requires some type of level. Whether you’re trying to hang cabinets or determine how sloped the floor is, having the best level o...

8 Ways to Stay Cool When Your Car’s AC Gives Up

When your car's AC dies, there's still hope for a comfortable ride. We’ve put together some helpful tricks for keeping the summer heat from ruining your commute when the AC is out of comm...

JULY 7, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Benchtop Drill Press for Your Workshop

When your DIY project requires some precision drill work, only the best benchtop drill press will do. These handy tools are excellent for boring precision holes in wood, metal, and other ...

JULY 6, 2020 | MONDAY
Homemade Honey: How to Keep Bees in Your Own Backyard

There’s been a lot of buzz around backyard beekeeping recently. Here’s must-know info and helpful tips to help you enjoy this sweet pursuit!