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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

You Can Borrow That?

We've got a ton of tools in the Tool Shed's inventory that you can borrow. Tool appreciators like the writer at CoolTools is a fan of borrowing what you need instead of buying:
"Most people are unaware of the vast variety of expert tools available for rental from any decent rental store. The choices are mind-boggling and inspiring. Many of these tools will make a tough job easy and smooth."
Looking at this list of cool rental tools points out some of the gaps in our current library. Pipe locator, airless paint sprayer, electric conveyor belt or horizontal drill and more...what would you like to use from this list?

Tool Rental Know-How at CoolTools

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Borrow a Ladder

Thanks to the 16 foot extension ladder, a Tool Shed member recently got on the roof to install this flashing to form a rain diverter. The goal is to keep water from dripping onto the deck. What will you do with a borrowed tool?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Use the Tool Shed to get your Rain Check Rebate

Prince George's Dept. of Environmental Resources has a new program that helps residents and organizations improve our use of water. On a rainy day like today imagine how much water you could store in your cistern, rain barrels or rain gardens. Besides that you'll get some rebate money to help you complete the project. For a full list of rebates and how to apply check out their website at

If you need any tools to complete the job be sure to search our ToolShed inventory.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"The Sharing Economy" -- Yes, we have a drill.

“There are 80 million power drills in America that are used an average of 13 minutes. Does everyone really need their own drill?”
- Brian Chesky, Airbnb founder.
Yes, the tool shed has a drill to borrow.

Welcome to the ‘Sharing Economy’ By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Monday, July 15, 2013

How to Clean your old Rusty Tools

With the all of the damp basements and high humidity this summer you may have noticed your old favorite tools have more rust than they used to. You can always clean up your tools before you share them with a neighbor. Here are a few tips.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Tool Shed is part of the Sharing Economy

The new sharing economy is available all around town with car sharing, house sharing, bike sharing and of course, tool sharing. Listen to "The Sharing Economy" from On Point.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Borrow a Crowbar

Got two boards that are nailed together?

We can help!
Borrow a crowbar from the Tool Shed to break it apart.