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Things to Think About When Buying Used Hand Tools

In the past, we’ve discussed the many points to consider when shopping for used power tools.

While there is nothing more exciting than finding a great deal on a power tool, you don’t always need brute force to get the job done. Instead, a hand tool is often all you need.

From a wrench to a screwdriver to a hammer, there are many types of hand tools to choose from. Bette yet, if you know where to look, you can often find high quality used tools at a reasonable price.

Here are three things to think about when buying used hand tools:

·      The condition. Is the tool rusted? Does it look like it’s been in use for many decades? While there is nothing wrong with buying older tools, you must make sure the condition is up to par. After all, you don’t want to take the tool to a job site, just for it to die on you after a couple uses.

·      The manufacturer. This has a lot to do with the overall quality of the tool, as well as its likelihood of remaining useable well into the future.

·      The price. Simply put, used hand tools should not cost as much as a comparable new tool. So, if you can purchase a new hammer for $25, there is no point in buying a comparable used model for virtually the same price.

Final tip: don’t be afraid to pick up the tool to get a feel for it. Do you like the way it feels in your hand? Does it exude quality?

So, there you have it. Buying used hand tools can be a simple process if you keep this advice in mind.

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