If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, then you know just how important it can be to have the right tool for the job. Even if what you are trying to do isn’t particularly difficult, it can be impossible if you don’t have the right equipment to hand. This is why it is usually a good idea to invest in tools and power tools alike.
However, if you are a DIY person, then you probably try to save money where possible. Don’t get me wrong, making things oneself if very rewarding all on its own, but it can also help to save a lot of money. So investing in expensive tools may not be something that you are able/willing to do at the moment.
But that’s ok, because there are plenty of places that one can look to find tools on the cheap. Let’s check some of them out now.
First, a great place is a pawn shop like this one: http://www.uspawnjewelry.com/pawn-it—sell-it. Power tools and tool sets are often pawned and you can find good equipment frequently in this way. You can call ahead so that you aren’t driving all around town trying to find what you need.
Garage sales are also a good place to look, but they can be hit or miss. Usually, people don’t advertise their phone number when having a garage or yard sale, and so you need to go to see what they have (which may not be anything you are interested in at all). But you can still turn up some great deals in places like these.
Flea markets are also a great place to look through. With low prices throughout, you can typically find something.