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What Tools Do Homeowners Rent the Most?

If you’re like most homeowners, chances are you don’t have every tool imaginable in your garage or shed. That’s why tool rental services like Shrent exist – so that you can get your hands on tools when needed without having to buy them outright. But what tools do people rent the most? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular tools people are renting these days.

Lawn Tools for rent

Lawn Care Equipment

Whether it’s a lawnmower, leaf blower, or weed whacker, lawn care equipment is a must-have for any homeowner with an outdoor space. And for those who don’t want to make the hefty upfront investment in purchasing one of these items outright, renting is a great option – especially since many of these tools need to be replaced or updated from time to time, and often times (depending on where you live) only get used a handful of times a year.

Pressure Washers

Pressure Washer for Rent

Nothing beats the feeling of blasting away dirt and grime with a pressure washer. It can turn even the grimiest surfaces back into something that looks brand new again. Pressure washers are also great for cleaning hard-to-reach spots such as high walls and roof corners. Since they can be expensive and aren’t typically used frequently enough to justify buying one, renting is often the way to go.

Fun fact: The idea of Shrent was born because of this! Why buy equipment you’ll hardly ever use… especially when your neighbor has one he hardly ever uses.

Carpet Cleaners

Renting Carpet Cleaner

Let’s face it – even if you vacuum regularly, carpets still get dirty over time and require deep cleaning from time to time. The good news is that there are carpet cleaners designed specifically for this purpose which can help keep your carpets looking like new all year round without breaking the bank. These machines are available for rent by the day or week at many rental stores so you don’t have to worry about making a long-term commitment when you only need them once in a while.

Tile Saws

Tile Saws for rent

Tile saws are another popular rental item since they are not particularly cheap and take up quite a bit of space when stored away. They use special blades that spin around at high speeds in order to cut through tile quickly and accurately - making them indispensable for tiling projects both big and small. If you don't have any plans on using this tool again soon (or even ever again!), why bother buying when rentals are so accessible?

Sand Blasters

Sand Blasters for rent

If you have large outdoor projects like removing paint from brick walls or patios, sand blasters are essential tools for the job. These powerful machines use air compressors to shoot out abrasive materials like sand or glass beads at high pressures onto surfaces - allowing them to strip away stubborn layers of paint with ease! Just remember that sand blasters require protective gear like gloves & face masks as well as protective clothing before anyone can operate them safely – as well as proper disposal of waste materials afterwards – so make sure you read up before hitting rent!

Whether it's lawn care equipment, pressure washers, or carpet cleaners, there are countless tools available for rent at much lower prices than buying them outright — perfect for any homeowner who needs access to certain pieces of equipment but doesn't have (or want) to invest too much money into them right away! With easy access to rental equipment on Shrent, there has never been an easier — or cheaper — way to get your hands on whatever tools you may need!

Oh, and if you have any of these tools lying around your house… why not put them to work for you? Put them up for rent on Shrent on your terms. You set the price and days you’ll make the equipment available. What’s the alternative? Let it collect dust in your garage or shed?

Not convinced renting tools is better than buying them in some cases? Read on.

It is undeniable that buying tools can be expensive. Tool rental can be a great solution for those who need a particular tool but don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for something they may only use once. Let’s take a look at why tool rental might be worth it for your next home project.


The biggest benefit of renting a tool is its affordability—you get access to the tools you need without making an expensive purchase. Homeowners can rent anything from power drills and saws to ladders and sanders at much lower costs than if they were to buy it outright. This makes it easier for homeowners to complete their projects within their budgets.


Renting tools also offers convenience in that you don’t have to worry about storing them after use. As soon as you’re done with the task, simply return the rented item and wait for your deposit back. No time wasted looking for storage space or dealing with clutter in your workspace or garage! Furthermore, with Shrent you don’t even need to leave your neighborhood to find what you need—just check online to see what’s available. The beauty of Shrent is that is a community-based tool rental with benefits for everyone involved.


Finally, when you rent tools, you get access to a much wider variety than if you were buying them outright—especially if budget is tight. You’ll get to rent more advanced models than you normally would because you wouldn’t have to pay the full price of the specialty equipment. You’re only responsible for the rental amount for however many days you wish to rent it for. This means that homeowners are able to tackle more complex tasks with higher quality equipment than what they might otherwise have had access too.

So, is tool rental worth it? Absolutely! With so many cost-effective and time-saving benefits, there really is no reason not to consider renting instead of buying when tackling your next home improvement project. Tool rental provides affordability, convenience, and variety so that any homeowner can complete their projects without breaking their budget or spending hours searching for the right equipment. All in all, it's definitely worth considering!

Now that you’re more open to the idea: why rent from your neighbor versus going to one of the big home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes?

Save Money

The most obvious benefit of borrowing from your neighbor is that it saves you money. It’s much cheaper to borrow something than to buy it. Plus, you don't have to worry about finding space to store the item when you're done with it; just give it back to your neighbor!

Help Out Your Neighbor

When you rent something from your neighbor, you are helping out someone who may be in need. For many, Shrent is a way to make some extra money – an extra source of income that helps them with all their expenses. And vice versa, Shrent can also help people who are tight on money but need to complete home improvement projects. By renting your equipment to your neighbors, you are giving them access to equipment and tools they may not be able to afford.

Build Community Ties

Renting from your neighbors also helps build a sense of community — something that can be hard to come by these days. When you rent something from someone else, it shows that you respect their belongings and appreciate their willingness to lend a hand. Building these relationships will help create stronger ties within your neighborhood and make the area a safer and more pleasant place for everyone involved.

Reduces waste

Renting equipment eliminates the need to buy something new every time you want to use it. The main reason why this helps reduce waste is because it means fewer resources are used to produce something new. Instead, you get access to already existing items and use them in a more sustainable way. This reduces your own environmental footprint and helps keep perfectly usable items out of landfills.

Borrowing from your neighbors is an excellent way to save money, help out people who may not have the same financial means as yourself, build community ties and eliminate waste. Not only does it save money, but it also helps build stronger ties in the community and promotes good will between neighbors. So next time there's an item that needs replacing on your list, why not take a moment to consider Shrenting instead of buying? You might just find that helping out your neighbor was well worth the effort!

However, being the smart shopper you are, you’ve already thought: in some cases, it may be better to buy, right? Yes, you’re right.

So here it’s the Great Debate: Should I Rent or Buy?

When it comes to tackling home improvement projects, the age-old question arises - should I rent or buy? If you want to make sure your project is done right, there are certain tools that you may need to purchase. However, for more specialized equipment and items that you will only use once in a while, renting might be the better option. Let’s break down which tools it’s best to rent versus buy.

Tool rentals for specialty projects. For shorter-term projects – such as a weekend of painting or laying new flooring – renting is ideal since you won’t need the tool beyond its completion. Moreover, specialty tools tend to be expensive and may not be worth buying if they’ll never be used again. Specialty tools like tile saws, wet vacuums, air compressors, power washers, sand blasters and other large equipment are best rented when needed instead of buying them outright.

Tool purchases for everyday projects. When dealing with everyday maintenance and repair jobs around the house like a toolbox or power drill, it makes sense to own your own tools since they will get used on a regular basis anyway. Investing in quality tools that can handle your everyday needs is usually much more cost effective than renting them every time something needs fixing around the house. Other good investments include ladders and basic hand tools like wrenches and screwdrivers.

In conclusion, determine which tool is best suited for each project before deciding whether you should rent or buy something new. Purchasing high-quality items that will get used often is always worth considering, but there are plenty of times when renting might make more sense financially – particularly when dealing with specialty items that don’t need frequent use or replacement parts. Either way, homeowners should have all the right tools on hand so they can complete their projects quickly and efficiently! ​

So, to make it easier for you, we’ve broken it down to a list of the ‘Essential Tools Every Homeowner Needs’ to help with minor repairs and maintenance. Let’s take a look at the must-have tools for homeowners.

Power Drill/Driver

Power Drill for rent

A power drill is an invaluable tool for any homeowner. It can be used for anything from hanging a mirror to building an IKEA set. Also, it’ll last you many years, so it’s worth investing in one that has plenty of features and power. You may also want to consider buying a driver attachment, which will allow you to use different types of screws without having to switch out bits.

Cordless Circular Saw

Cordless Circular Saw for rent

Another tool that every homeowner should consider buying is a cordless circular saw. This type of saw is perfect for cutting through wood or other materials quickly and easily. It can also be used in conjunction with other tools such as miter saws or table saws if you need more precise cuts. And since it’s cordless, you won’t have to worry about dealing with pesky cords while trying to work on projects around the house. But as with all power tools, please read the safety precautions before using it. These saws can be tricky to use! When in doubt… let a professional do it!


Multitool for rent

Finally, every homeowner should own a multi-tool such as a Leatherman or Swiss Army knife. These versatile tools come with lots of attachments like screwdrivers, pliers, knives, and more which make them perfect for tackling all sorts of tasks around the house such as opening paint cans or tightening screws on furniture pieces. Plus, they’re small enough that you can easily store them away when not in use.

Owning your own home comes with plenty of responsibilities—but having the right tools makes those tasks much easier! A power drill/driver and cordless circular saw are essential for tackling bigger projects around the house while a multi-tool like Leatherman or Swiss Army knife can make quick work of smaller tasks like tightening screws or opening paint cans. With these three essential tools every homeowner should have, you'll be well prepared for whatever repair might come your way!

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