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 Attic Fans of 2022

Many consider attic insulation safe and effective, but direct sun on your roof can radiate heat into the attic space which promotes moisture and mold growth. Attic fans help to push hot a...

The Best Mulching Blades of 2022

Unlike standard mower blades, mulching lawn mower blades are designed to push grass clippings into the bagger with more airflow. Many mulching blades also have teeth that slice through gr...

JUNE 7, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Solar Chargers of 2022

Solar chargers are becoming more portable, lightweight, and undeniably handy. Perfect for camping, they’re also useful for emergency preparedness or just taking advantage of the windows o...

MAY 31, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Knife Sharpeners of 2022

Knives are among the most essential tools for gardening, DIY projects, food prep, and more. And the sharper they are, the better and safer they function. A high-quality knife sharpener be...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Get Money Back from Home Improvement Projects

Learn how to recoup some cash from your next renovation project.

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Jigsaws of 2022

As an electric saw with a vertically plunging blade, the jigsaw tends to be underappreciated. True, it’s not as powerful or fast as a circular saw, and it can be a little tricky to master...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About DIY Cabinet Refacing

If a full-on kitchen renovation isn’t in the cards right now, you can still give your cook space an impressive new look by refacing your existing cabinets. This affordable, relatively non...

MAY 27, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Ratchets of 2023

Don’t get it twisted: Anyone who may be doing repairs around the house or on their car needs a ratchet—a wrench with a fastener component used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts. A ratch...

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Roofing Tools That Are Most Important for Repairs

Homeowners rarely step foot on their own roofs. When roofing issues come up, most homeowners just hire out the job to a pro. The reality is that roofing jobs don’t have to be as intimidat...

MAY 25, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors of 2022

A home fire safety plan is incomplete without a set of carbon monoxide detectors, which sense this odorless, poisonous gas and alert residents to its presence. Without a comprehensive sys...