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Habitat for Humanity Restore Compliment - Tool lending

Review by bob932304 on 2011-03-27
The Habitat for Humanity Restore in Santa Fe, NM is a second hand store for furniture and construction materials, such as tile, lights, wood, doors, windows, etc. The best part is they have a tool lending library. The cost is $10 a year and you can borrow 6 tools at a time for FREE for a week. The tools range from simple hand tools like screwdrivers, to ladders, to power tools (routers, all kinds of power saws). It is a great deal. The library is open on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-03-27
Posted by Alain on 2011-03-27:
This looks like an 'Informative', but regardless, thanks very much for the information. It does sound like a good and useful program.
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-03-27:
WOW, I had no clue Habitat for Humanity did this. Great idea and thank you for sharing.
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-27:
I love the ReStore! Why shouldn't this be a compliment? HFH does great things all around.
Posted by Alain on 2011-03-27:
Took another look and thought about it. You're right, Momsey. And I am a fan of HFH!
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-03-27:
this is a great thing. there are more ways hfh helps communities other than build houses.

great review.

very helpful.
Posted by clutzycook on 2011-03-27:
They have one of those stores not too far from me. Sounds like a great thing! Sure beats renting the tools from a rental place or, worse, buying them yourself :)
Posted by Mrs.Cole on 2011-03-27:
Great idea!! I didn't know these places existed... most of my repairs are done with a butter knife as a flathead screwdriver and the handle is a small hammer. I do have a phillips head screwdriver also... But, I can't ever find it!!
Posted by bob932304 on 2011-03-27:
From what I understand there are only a couple of Restores in the country that do this. Fortunately, I am near one.

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