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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AUGUST 24, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Ergonomic Chairs for the Office

Long days of sitting in the office can do a number on your body. Factor in poor posture in a shabby chair without adequate support, and you could experience discomfort that puts a damper ...

AUGUST 22, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Needle-Nose Pliers Tested in 2022

Needle-nose pliers have long, pointy jaws for reaching into narrow or tight spots, such as the backs of electrical outlet boxes or crevices in car engines. They can also help users get a ...

AUGUST 20, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Shower Filters of 2023

A home’s water supply may contain heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The best shower filters sift harmful chemicals,...

AUGUST 20, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Hearing Protection of 2022

If you spend time operating power tools and machinery, you’re undoubtedly making a racket in the process. While most folks know how important it is to protect the eyes, not enough focus g...

AUGUST 19, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Pool Vacuums of 2022

Pool ownership is a popular dream, but pools can be tough to maintain. Fortunately, aquatics aficionados can keep their pools sparkling clean all summer with minimal toil by using a top-n...

AUGUST 18, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Canister Vacuums of 2023

Vacuum cleaners are trading power and capacity for convenience. But if a small vacuum won’t cut it for house cleaning, canister vacuums still exist—and they’re better than ever. Composed ...

AUGUST 17, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Side-by-Side Refrigerators for Your Kitchen

The refrigerator style you choose can be a very personal choice. While some folks might prefer a French-door or top-freezer model, others want the best side-by-side refrigerator for their...

AUGUST 14, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2022

There have been some major advancements in mattress design in recent years, from materials that are more eco-conscious to those that pinpoint sleepers’ specific needs. One of the most sig...

AUGUST 14, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Drill Bit Sharpeners of 2022

Drill bits aren't cheap, but they do seem to dull quickly. Whether you're drilling through dense hardwood or hardened steel, some drill bits seem to lose their edge within minutes of comi...

AUGUST 13, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Respirators for Safety in the Workshop

Some DIY activities can send irritating particles or vapors into the air. Having to work around airborne particulates is annoying, but sometimes it’s even unsafe. According to the New Yor...