Tool List & Lending Guidelines

Lending Guidelines

  1. Lending period is seven (7) days for most tools; two (2) days for a few of our more popular items.
  2. Fines: $1.00-$20.00 for each day a tool is late, depending on the value of the tool.
  3. Holds and renewals are made only through Tool Lending Library staff. Up to two (2) renewals are possible if the tool is not needed back in stock. Due to high demand, tools marked with an * are not renewable.
  4. Tools must be returned to the Tool Lending Library during open hours.
  5. Registration at the Tool Lending Library is necessary even if already an OPL patron. No registrations after fifteen (15) minutes before closing time. Please see the new Tool Lending Library Rules and Regulations.
  6. New tool patrons are limited to check-out of two tools, valued under $200 each. This probationary period will end upon returning two tools on time, clean and in good condition. After probation, tool patrons will be allowed 8 tools (no more than 3 power tools) for each checkout.

Late Fees

Late fees are $1-$20 per day, depending on the value of the tool.

Please clean tools before returning them.

Tool List

Carpentry and Woodworking

(see also: power tools)

  • Awl
  • Bars (cat's paw, crowbar, pry bar, ripping chisel, tack puller)
  • Butt marker (3 1/2" & 4")
  • Cabinet scraper
  • Chalk line
  • Chisels, guages & parting tools
  • Dado set
  • Door installation kit
  • Doweling jig
  • Drills
  • Gutter cleaner
  • Hammers (brick, drywall, ballpeen, dead-blow, framing, mallets, shingle hatchet, sledge, curved claw, tack)
  • Hinge Template
  • Levels (torpedo, 2', 3', 4', 6', laser)
  • Marking guage
  • Measuring wheel
  • Nail puller, nail set
  • Planes (block, bench, spokeshave, rabbet)
  • Roofing spades (shingle remover)
  • Rasps (surform tool)
  • Saws (back, compass, coping, crosscut, hacksaw, jab, keyhole, miter [with box], rod, shortcut)
  • Self-leveling Laser
  • Screwdrivers (off-set, Phillips, Robinson, slotted, Torx, Yankee)
  • Screw extractor & drill bit set
  • Squares (combination, rafter, Carpenteres, Tri-square, Universal square)
  • Stapler, tack hammer
  • Stud finders (stud sensor)
  • Tape measure
  • Water level

Clamps

  • 2-Way Edging Clamp
  • Assembly Square
  • Angle clamp
  • Bar clamp
  • C-clamp
  • Cabinet clamp
  • Edge clamp
  • Hand screw clamp
  • Quick grip clamp/spreader
  • Sliding arm clamp
  • Spring clamp
  • Steel pipe clamps
  • Vise grips

Concrete and Masonry

(see also power tools)

  • Brick hammer, joiner, trowel
  • Bull float, magnesium
  • Cement finishing tools (edger, float, groover, hawk, joiner, trowels, tuck pointer)
  • Cement surfacer*
  • Cold chisels
  • Concrete Cutting Saw*
  • Demolition hammers*
  • Dust pump (blower for cement dust)
  • Fresno trowel (with handles)
  • Mason's layout tools (line winder, stretchers, blocks)
  • Mixing paddle
  • Mortar hoes
  • Rebar bender/cutter
  • Rotary hammer drills and bits
  • Rub brick
  • Screed
  • Sledgehammers
  • Star chisel
  • Steel placer

Electrical

  • Armored cable ripper
  • Circuit Breaker Finder
  • Conduit bender, offset bender
  • Extension cords (25'-100')
  • Fuse puller
  • GFCI (portable)
  • High leverage cable cutters
  • Knockout punch set
  • Multimeter
  • Network tool kit
  • Pliers (crimping, diagonal side cutting, linesmen, long nose, needle nose, stripping)
  • Soldering gun and iron
  • Telephone jack tool
  • Voltage Detector
  • Wire stripper
  • Wire tacker
  • Work light, halogen

Floor and Wall

(see also power tools)

  • Drop cloth (9' x 12', 4' x 15', 12' x 15')
  • Drywall (hand sander, corner knives, taping knives, extension handle, mud pan, screw gun, T-square)
  • Float, rubber
  • Floor and wall scaper
  • Kneepads
  • Linoleum knife
  • Notched trowel
  • Paint scraper, shield
  • Power Steamer (For wallpaper)
  • Putty knife
  • Screening tool
  • Seam roller (for wallpaper)
  • Tile cutter
  • Tile nippers
  • Ceramic and Marble File
  • Tile saw (ceramic & vinyl)
  • Utility knife
  • Window opener
  • Wallboard saw

Gardening & Digging

  • Aerator
  • Axes
  • Bow saw
  • Bulb planter
  • Digging/tamping bar
  • Fruit picker
  • Garden claw
  • Grass hook (sickle)
  • Grass shear
  • Hedge shears (manual)
  • Hedge shears (electric)
  • Lawn edger (electric, manual)
  • Lawn mowers
  • Lawn roller*
  • Lopping shear
  • Mutt
  • Pick mattock
  • Pole pruner/saw
  • Posthole digger
  • Pruning saw
  • Pruning shears
  • Rake (leaf, bow, grading)
  • Shovels (round, square pt.)
  • Sidewalk scraper
  • Sod cutter
  • Spading fork
  • String trimmer ("Weedeater")

Ladders

  • Articulating ladder*
  • Ladder support
  • Step ladders (4', 5', 6', 8')

Material Handling

  • Appliance truck
  • Furniture dolly
  • Hand trucks
  • Light-bulb changer (telescoping)
  • Magnetic pick-up stick
  • Material estimator/calculator
  • Mini flexible pick-ip claw
  • Push broom
  • Wheelbarrow

Mechanical Tools

  • Bolt cutter, extractor
  • Cable cutter
  • Cable/wire tacker
  • Caulking gun (single & double barrel)
  • "Channellocks" (tongue & groove pliers)
  • Electronic water level
  • Grinders
  • Files
  • Hacksaws
  • Hex key set
  • Heat gun
  • Inspection mirror
  • Micrometer
  • Pliers
  • Punches
  • Retrieving magnet
  • Rivet gun
  • Screwdrivers
  • Socket sets (various)
  • Soldering gun, iron
  • Staple gun, hammer tacker
  • Tapping tool (6 in 1)
  • Tin snips
  • Torque Wrench (3/8, 1/2)
  • Vise grips
  • Water & gas meter key
  • Wrenches (allen, box, combo, crescent driver, open end, socket, adj. spanner)

Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

  • Closet (toilet) auger
  • Elec. drain snake - large (1/2" x 50')*
  • Elec. snake - small (5/16" x 35')*
  • Faucet handle puller
  • Long stem reseating tool
  • Nipple extractor
  • Pipe cutters, reamers (galvanized)
  • Pipe threading tools (1/2" - 2")
  • Pipe stand and vise (hold pipe to vice)
  • Propane assembly
  • Rambit
  • Shower valve socket set
  • Soil pipe cutter (cast iron)
  • Spark lighter
  • Sump pump
  • Tub drain remover
  • Tubing bender, cutter & deburring tool
  • Water meter key
  • Wrenches (adjustable, basin, basket strainer, faucet, garbage disposal, internal pipe, offset hex, pipe, plug, seating, slipknot, spud, stem, strap)

Power Tools

Drills and Bits

  • Close quarter drill (3/8")
  • Counter sink (1/2")
  • "Rotozip" (cut-out tool)
  • "Dremel" (small rotary tool)
  • Drills, VSR (3/8". 1/2", also cordless)
  • Drill bit extensions
  • Drill bit sharpener
  • Drill bits (auger, glass, spade, HSS twist, self-feeding, Forstner, masonry)
  • Drywall/deck screw guns
  • Easy-out
  • Hole saws, mandrels
  • Impact Wrench (1/2")
  • Magentic drill holder
  • Right angle drill (3/8", 1/2")

Router

  • Edge guide (for fixed-base router)
  • Fixed-base router (1/4" and 1/2" collets)
  • Plunge router (1/4" and 1/2" collets)
  • Router table
  • Router bits (various)
  • Trim Router

Sanders/Grinders/Polishers

  • Belt sander (3" x 18", 3" x 21", 4" x 24")
  • Buffer (10")
  • Grinders (4 1/2", 7", 9")
  • Power paint remover *
  • Profile sanding kit (detail)
  • Random orbital sander (5")
  • Stationary belt sander (1" x 30")
  • Vibrating sander (1/4 sheet, 1/3 sheet)
  • Oscillating multi-tool

Saws

  • Abrasive cut-off machine *
  • Band saw ( metal and wood cutting)
  • Beam Saw (16 5/16")
  • Chain saw (12", 14")
  • Circular saw (Skilsaw 5 1/2", 7 1/4", 10 1/4")*
  • Compund miter saw
  • Cutout tool (Rotozip)
  • Planer (hand held)
  • Plate joiner (biscuit joiner)
  • Portable table saw (10"_
  • Reciprocating saw (Sawzall)
  • Sabersaw (Jigsaw)
  • Scroll saw
  • Surface planer (table top model)
  • Tile saw (wet, dry, 7" blade)
  • Trim saw (4 1'2")

Tools we do not have

  • Air tools and compressors
  • Automotive tools
  • Carpet cleaning tools
  • Extension ladders
  • Floor sanding equipment
  • Gasoline powered tools
  • Hoists
  • Janitorial tools
  • Paint and garden sprayers
  • Powder actuated tools
  • Power augers
  • Scaffolding