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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JANUARY 31, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Window Replacement Companies of 2023

Whether it’s the aesthetics from the outside, or the level of comfort from within, a home’s windows play a very important role. Ugly, dated, damaged, and rotting windows make the home loo...

JANUARY 27, 2022 | THURSDAY
Black+Decker's New Line of Power Tools Is for the Sustainably Minded DIYer

Two industry leaders have developed a greener approach to power tools for sustainability-minded DIYers. Black+Decker and specialty plastics manufacturer Eastman are partnering to create a...

DECEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
A Carpenter’s Dream Workshop: 10 Things You Need If You Have the Funds—and the Space

Many veteran and would-be carpenters dream of setting up the ideal space for their crafts. They may pine for a dedicated building with large doors and lots of light. But what about the ge...

DECEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
How to Clean a Shop Vac Filter After Dirty Work

Considering the abuse that most shop vacs see on a regular basis, they have a pretty tough life full of dirt, grime, nasty liquids, and neglect. Yes, neglect—we’re talking filters, here. ...

DECEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
How to Use a Shop Vac for Floods, Spills, and Other Liquid Messes

When a liquid mess occurs, such as a water main break, leak, or flood, there may be no more indispensable tool than a shop vac. A shop vac, specifically a wet dry vacuum, can quickly suck...

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
Thinking About Installing a Hidden Bookcase Door? Consider These 7 Issues First

Whether you’re a billionaire with a secret passion for fighting crime, someone who is low on storage space, or a prepper who wants to be ready for the worst, installing a hidden bookcase ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
10 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Power Tool Batteries

 Your Bad (or Misinformed) Habits are Killing Your Power Tool Batteries When asked which power tool brand someone should go with, most pros and experienced DIYers will drive home the impo...

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
I Tried the Tecovas Work Boots: Are They Worth It?

I’ve worn a lot of work boots in my time, and I’ve considered myself a loyalist of a brand or two. I generally prefer a standard moc-toe work boot with a wedge sole, even before they beca...

NOVEMBER 19, 2021 | FRIDAY
Find an Amazing Deal on Brand-Name Tools? They Might Be Fake

Power tools that look like those made by well-respected brands may not always be what they seem, especially if there’s an unbelievable deal offered. You may have already seen Facebook or ...

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 | FRIDAY
25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the DIYers on Your Holiday List 

Unlike gift-buying for many hobbyists, shopping for stocking stuffers for a DIYer can be a lot of fun. There are so many small tools and gadgets they might love that you almost can’t go w...