Tom Scalisi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
Jointer vs. Planer: What’s the Difference Between These Big-Ticket Woodworking Tools?

Craftspeople tackling fine woodworking projects need their stock to be as flat, square, and consistent as possible. These pieces require exact measurements and markings, and edges that ar...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Change a Drill Bit

Changing a drill bit is one of the first steps in a DIYer’s journey from green to great. But, for someone who isn’t quite comfortable around power tools yet, this is no small feat. The dr...

MARCH 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Use a Drill

One of the most important DIY tools is the trusty power drill. Equipped with speed and torque, a power drill can bore holes, tighten fasteners, and even mix paint. There just isn’t a repl...

MARCH 23, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Online Plumbing Courses of 2022

Online learning is a large and fast-growing industry, and it hasn’t left the trades behind. Would-be apprentices or DIYers can take courses online to learn more about a bevy of constructi...

MARCH 15, 2022 | TUESDAY
I Tried the DeWalt Cordless Drain Snake in a Pinch: Here's What Happened

While I’m anything but a stranger to clearing clogs, I need to be completely honest: I hate snaking drains. It isn’t the fact that it involves waste. It’s that snakes are dangerous. More ...

MARCH 10, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Use a Circular Saw

DIYers have a wide variety of cutting tools available to them, but few are as convenient and versatile as the circular saw. This power tool features an electric motor that spins a round b...

MARCH 3, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Window Cleaning Services of 2022

Few things can lift the mood quite like a ray of sunshine pouring through a beautifully clean window. But keeping those windows crystal clear can be a tough job. Rather than breaking out ...

FEBRUARY 26, 2022 | SATURDAY
How to Use a Miter Saw

Whether it’s for cutting framing lumber square and true, or cutting a perfect crown molding joint, a miter saw can be indispensable. Miter saw uses range from rough framing to trim and co...

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
Power Tools Substitutions: What to Do When You Don't Have Just the Right Tool for the Job

Most folks are familiar with the phrase, “the right tool for the right job. ” While there’s good reason for that adage to exist, the reality is that it’s not always, well, reality. Someti...

FEBRUARY 18, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Dispose of Old or Broken Tools

DIYers and pros love their tools, but they’re also keenly aware of this harsh reality: They don’t last forever. Whether a tool breaks from age or poor quality, becomes outdated and needs ...