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 25, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Borescopes of 2022

Even for DIYers with excellent eyesight, there are certain barriers through which they’ll never see. Whether it’s an engine block, a pipe, a wall cavity, or even a crack between two surfa...

MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Construction Work Pants of 2022

Anyone who works with their hands knows that their clothes can take a beating. Construction, DIY projects, and trade work are all physically demanding, and typical casual pants usually pa...

MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Construction Knee Pads of 2022

Construction can be brutal on the body. Beyond the heavy lifting and repetitive motions involved, time spent kneeling on plywood, concrete, or even soil can cause pain, discomfort, and sw...

MAY 17, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Electric Hand Planers of 2022

Despite painstakingly perfect measurements and perfect cuts, there are times when wood just doesn’t cooperate. Whether it’s a door in an old home that sticks as it closes, a joist that is...

MAY 12, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Online Electrician Schools of 2022

Electrical work can be an extremely rewarding career choice. It’s an industry that is constantly evolving, and there are always new challenges to answer and specialties to pursue. But the...

MAY 2, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Drywall Primers of 2022

Fresh drywall is very dry and can soak up expensive paint like a sponge. It can also make it difficult to drag a paint brush or roller across the surface for pro-level painting. However, ...

APRIL 26, 2022 | TUESDAY
Taking Down a Tree in Your Yard? Here Are 12 Things You Can Do With the Wood

Tree work can get messy. Whether you’re handling tree removal yourself or paying a tree service to tackle the job, there will be a lot of wood to clean up. There's plenty you can do with ...

APRIL 26, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Caulk Removal Tools of 2022

Old caulk has a way of stealing the show—and not in a good way. That dingy, cracked sealant can deter from the clean appearance of a sink, tub, or other bathroom fixture, or can allow bug...

APRIL 25, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Basement Waterproofing Companies of 2022

Keeping a basement dry is vital to the condition of a home and the health of the people inside. Wet basements can result in mold, which can cause serious health conditions—but moisture ca...

APRIL 25, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Cordless Angle Grinders of 2022

Whether it’s for the convenience of a cord-free work space or because an off-grid grinding job is on the docket, cordless angle grinders are capable of the task. These tools contain heavy...