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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MAY 17, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Cordless Reciprocating Saws for Your Workshop

When it comes to saws with versatility, reciprocating saws have always been at the top of the heap. But to increase their go-anywhere, cut-anything prowess, they’re available in battery-p...

MAY 16, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Concrete Crack Fillers for DIY Repairs

Concrete is an incredibly stable and durable material. While versions of cement are millennia old, modern hydraulic concrete was first created in 1756. Concrete buildings, bridges, and ot...

MAY 14, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Jump Starters With Air Compressors for Your Car

Vehicle breakdowns happen. Whether it’s because someone left a light on or a random item punctured a tire, these mishaps are all part of owning a vehicle. But calling for roadside assista...

MAY 13, 2021 | THURSDAY
10 Types of Rope All DIYers Should Know

A good length of rope has plenty of uses, and experienced DIYers know you can never have too much of it. From tying up packages, climbing purposes, or simply setting up a tire swing for b...

MAY 13, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Push Mowers for Lawn Maintenance

There’s something timeless about the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass on a Saturday morning. Well-manicured lawns and fresh air go hand in hand, and the best push mow...

MAY 11, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Stain for Cedar Siding, Decks, and More

Cedar is a beautiful building material. While it can last a long time, even without stain or sealer, it can eventually show signs of wear. Whether it’s a new project or an older surface t...

MAY 10, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Cordless Framing Nailers for Your Projects

Driving a nail with one hammer stroke is almost a skill of the past—and for good reason. The best cordless framing nailer makes the job so easy and convenient that it’s almost a no-braine...

MAY 6, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Windshield Repair Kits for Fixing a Crack

At highway speeds, even a tiny stone can damage a windshield, big time. As that rock strikes the surface, it creates a small chip. Then, flex in the vehicle’s body can cause that chip to ...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Build a Yurt

The yurt is one of the oldest forms of nomadic shelter in history, spanning at least 3,000 years. And while it’s a time-tested and traditional method of staying out of the elements, it’s ...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Polymeric Sand for Your Patio Project

When it comes to beautiful hardscape projects like patios and walkways, it’s hard to beat the high-end look of pavers. But, over time, water can get underneath the pavers, and weeds and g...