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Renting vs. Buying Equipment & Tools: Which Is Better? March 8, 2018

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Renting vs. Buying Equipment & Tools: Which Is Better?, Hamilton, Ohio

DIY projects are highly rewarding. Tackling them, however, often involves tools you do not own. Deciding whether to rent or buy the equipment you need is a tough decision, one that requires careful consideration. Below is a guide to help you determine whether equipment rental or purchase is your best choice.

Reasons to Rent

Limited Use

equipment rentalThere may be equipment you won’t use regularly enough to justify the expense. A hammer drill, a stump grinder, or an auger are items you likely won’t use more than once or twice. There’s no need to pay hundreds of dollars for equipment that will likely sit unused beyond the initial project. Renting it gives you access to a quality tool you can return once you are done with it.

Limited Storage Space

If you are already limited on space, its best to rent the equipment you’ll need instead of buying. Depending on the project, the tools may be large and unwieldy, and trying to store such a large item is inconvenient. Equipment rental will prevent you from wasting space around your home.

Test It Out First

You may not want to commit to purchasing a tool until you are sure you need it or have a chance to try it out. Renting is a cost-effective and risk-free way to test a piece of equipment before buying it. If you aren’t satisfied, there’s not much lost except the cost of the rental.

Reasons to Buy

You Need It Often

If you rent the same item more than once per year, it may be time to invest in one of your own. When you need to wash your deck or patio each year, a power washer may be worth the purchase. Or, if you own a large property, consider investing in a basic backhoe to help in some of your projects.

It’s More Cost-Effective

Smaller rental items, such as drills and saws, rarely cost more than a couple hundred dollars. By the time you rent one of these items a few times, it is more cost-effective to buy the item.


Regardless of the size of the project, deciding to rent or buy is really about convenience and cost-effectiveness. If you only plan to use the tools once or want, don’t have ample storage space, or want to test them out before buying, turn to Hamilton Rental Center in Butler County, OH. They are the Cincinnati area’s trusted supplier of construction tools, and their inventory will help you tackle a variety of projects. Whether you need basic hand tools, a welder, or a scaffold, they’ll have it in stock. Learn more about their equipment rental online or call (513) 868-8665 today.

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