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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JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Key Lock Box for Securely Storing Spares

Your home is your sanctuary. Of course, you want to keep it safe and secure. But there are times when you cannot be present on-site to unlock the door yourself to allow entry to someone w...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Spider Killers of 2022

North America is home to 3,000 species of spiders. The vast majority of these arachnids are not dangerous; they’re more a nuisance than reason for concern. However, limited species, among...

The Best Inverter Generators of 2022

Portable generators are one of the most important tools in a home safety plan for when power outages occur. In the event of a natural disaster, the backup power produced by a generator ca...

JUNE 15, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Speed Squares for DIYers

Speed squares aren’t just for professional contractors and carpenters. Every DIYer can benefit from owning one of these basic triangular gauges for scribing, marking, and cutting. If your...

JUNE 15, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Ways to Travel This Year Without Paying for a Hotel

If you long to travel but are short on funds, don't despair! There are plenty of inexpensive ways to expand your horizons and see the country without draining your bank account.

JUNE 15, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Coffee Thermos Options for On the Go

There are so many ways to enjoy a good cup of coffee these days. From a simple cup of brew to iced lattes, it's nice to enjoy your coffee at the desired temperature—no matter how long it ...

JUNE 14, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Drip Irrigation Systems of 2022

Keeping up with watering your garden can be a challenge. Vacations, busy schedules, and changing weather conditions can all leave flowers, veggies, and shrubs thirsty. But install one of ...

JUNE 12, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Plunge Routers for Woodworkers

Whether it’s rounding off the edge of a shelf board or creating a mortise in the center of a piece of hardwood, woodworkers often reach for a plunge router to get many kinds of carpentry ...

JUNE 11, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Electric Chainsaws of 2022

The best electric chainsaws allow for a quick and easy cutting unlike their gas-powered counterparts. With electric chainsaws, you simply plug it in or snap in a battery and you’re ready ...

The Best Lawn Sweepers of 2022

The best lawn sweepers quickly and efficiently gather leaves, grass clippings, and even pine needles, giving your yard a pristine look. The clever machines use cylindrical brushes that re...