Renting Specialty Tools Instead Of Buying Them

Posted on: 25 August 2017

When you start a project that requires some very specialized tool, buying it for one use might not make sense. Whether you are a professional that is working on a job that you need a tool for or a homeowner working on your house, there are times when you will need something you don't have. You can rent just about any tool you need if you know where to look for it.

What kind of tool do you need?

The first thing you need to do is figure out what you need and how you will need it for. It is something you will use just once, renting it is a good option. A tool and equipment rental business will offer most of what you need and may even have stuff you never heard of. They will typically specialize in some kind of tool like construction equipment but some rental companies will have a large assortment of tools for homeowners, contractors, and even mechanics on hand and ready for you to rent.

Small Equipment Rental

If you need to rent a skid steer loader or a jackhammer and compressor, you can sometimes find these machines for rent as well. Most of the time it is bigger equipment rental companies that will offer these and they may have machinery as large as back hoes and small bulldozers but there is a limit to the size that they rent. The limits are based more on what an untrained operator can use. Large machinery is far too easy to do major damage with, and it would be irresponsible to rent a large dozer or excavator to someone with no training in their operation.

Plumbing and Electrical

There are a lot of specialty tools used in the plumbing and electrical industries that you might need for a job. A hammer drill will bore holes through a concrete foundation, allowing you to run pipe or conduit through. A ditching machine might be needed to run the pipe from the water main to your home. Or maybe you need something small like a 100-foot long snake to clean out a sewer line. You can rent those too.  

Automotive Tools

Most equipment rental shops will rent automotive tools as well but, if they don't, check with the auto parts stores in your area. Many parts stores are operating loan or rental programs now that will let you use the proper tool for the job and get them when you pick up the parts. It saves time if you don't have to run around town looking for the tool you need after buying parts. Check with the rental shop when you go it or give them a call and inquire before you head over to the store.

For information about tool rental, contact companies like Gopher Plumbing Supply.