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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am planing for a DIY project and don't want to buy the tools. Few days back I heard about a tool rental program at Home Depot. But now itís too late the entries are closed. Just looking for another place from where I can rent the tools for my project.

If you have any ideas, please let me know.
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I do not get that? Are you already experienced? You must be.

Personally It takes me longer to learn how to use a tool than would make it beneficial to rent.

When one rents there is always that issue of hurrying up. You are in a fast mode becasue after about 3 days a lot of times you are better off purchasing, depending on what the tools is.

Near me they really do not rent routers and smaller items that can break easily when used by a lot of people. It is even hard to find a simple miter box around here anymore for rental. The tools need to be able to take a beating and a lot of the shop tools we use although can last are not going to last in a rental environment very long. People beat the rental stuff to death becasue it is a rental.

Your area my be simpler to find smaller items. I just do not see how one can learn very much in that type of stress to return the tools by a certain time. I have rented but usually large items I have a specific purpose for like an auger to dig holes etc.
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I have the same opinion as Nick

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Just my 2 cents

I think renting tools would be a great way to get the job done,,so many go out and buy a router or table saw and find out they don't like it...renting the tool would be a great way to find out if you want to buy that band of router or not..
Many rent outlets have good equipment they don't want to you to be unhappy with the tool..

Many sale off the old tools or when they are no longer can be used safe or are in bad shape..
As far of routers most have many on the shelfs that you can select from the norm..
If you are thinking of buying one that would be a good way to get your hands on one b/4 you put out the bucks for one..

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I would like to recommend the best tool company I know, that is CompactPower rental ...
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Home Depot near me rents 4 hours or all day... all day rental is just a little more ... But alot of times the all day rental is about a 1/3 more than it would cost to buy a tool on the smaller stuff but We have rented post hole diggers for a fence job ...Thought about renting a stump grinder and a guy at work gave me a quote to grind the stumps for Me price difference was $40.00 for him to do the job , I let him do it for that being it would have cost me that in gas ,time going back and forth to Home Depot....Just my 2 cents

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I can rattle off a list of at least 5 places in my area that rent tools. Not knowing what state you are in it is hard to make a suggestion.

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Would help to know just what you are planning on renting and about how long you will be needing them.

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I would like to recommend the best tool company I know, that is CompactPower rental ...

I am pretty sure since this was TWO years ago, the original poster has figured out something.
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I am pretty sure since this was TWO years ago, the original poster has figured out something.
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