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 Pliers of 2022

Picking the best pliers is an important decision, whether you’re a new homeowner, an apartment dweller, or an old-school DIYer. These grip-magnifying tools grab hold of an object that nee...

The Best Track Saws of 2022

For ripping sheet goods or cutting long lengths of lumber to width, a track saw can often be easier to work with than its counterpart, the table saw. Track saws make fast, accurate, repea...

JULY 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Smoke Detectors of 2022

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 Presses Tested in 2022

When a DIY project requires some precision drill work, only the best benchtop drill press will do. These handy tools are more accurate and consistent when it comes to drilling wood, metal...

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!

JULY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Fly Traps of 2022

Controlling flies can seem like an impossible battle. They reproduce quickly, and they’re unbelievably challenging to catch. You need an effective product that you can set up to catch tho...

JUNE 27, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Soundproofing Materials of 2022

Silence is golden for so many of us: DIYers who use loud power tools, night-shift workers who must reduce noise for daytime sleeping, anyone recording music or podcasts, and students or e...

JUNE 23, 2020 | TUESDAY
12 Tips and Tricks We Learned from Professional Movers

Take some of the stress, accidents, and guesswork out of moving with these top tips from the pros.