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 15, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers of 2022

While the striking colors of turning leaves 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...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Fire Escape Ladders of 2023

In the case of a house fire, an escape window might be your family’s only safe route out of a home. If you live in a 2- or 3-story home, exiting through an upstairs window can be a tricky...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Wood Chippers of 2022

The best wood chipper for home use must accommodate the twigs and branches you feed into it and suit your power requirements. While the best electric wood chipper is quieter and runs on a...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Mold Removers of 2022

The first time you find mold growth 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 Drills of 2022

Drilling through concrete, tiles, and stone requires extra force from a drill, and the most powerful corded drill drivers lack it. These types of projects call for the best cordless hamme...

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...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Garage Lighting of 2022

Whatever the project may be, working in the garage demands sufficient lighting. Dismal, poorly lit garages are not only difficult to work in, but they can also be hot spots for injuries. ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Pocket Radios for Use on the Go

In a world ruled by streaming services and customizable playlists, a portable pocket radio may seem a bit old-fashioned. While it’s true that there are more modern and high-tech options, ...

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Cordless Screwdrivers of 2022

Whether working on a bicycle, replacing kitchen outlets, putting batteries in a child's remote control car, or completing another DIY project, a cordless screwdriver can come in handy if ...

AUGUST 30, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Fire Extinguishers of 2023

House fires are not uncommon and can have life-threatening consequences. Quick action taken with a fire extinguisher or ladders will help protect the lives of you and your family, in addi...