How do you get projects done when you don't have the right tools?
Ana Bacallao on Jun 09, 2017It depends on the project. Sometimes you can figure out a way of doing something in a different way but it depends. Figure out the project you want to do and see what tools it says you need, then figure out if there is a work around if it uses something you don't have. When that fails, borrow from a friend....Helpful Reply
Dale DeVos on Jun 09, 2017I agree with Ana, also google "Tool Rentals", many places to rent from.Helpful Reply
Swinnen Lisette on Jun 09, 2017Big tools you can hire. Other tools you can lent from someone but you need a minimum of tools. You don't have to buy them all right away. It takes years to collect them all. Go slow, buy the tools you need for a project but don't buy the cheap ones. Go on Youtube for tutorials to use them right and with the necessary safety precautions.Helpful Reply
William on Jun 09, 2017When I got into woodworking when I was a teen, I basically use my dad's hand tools. He was a building engineer and let me use hand tools until I was able to use power tools. My projects weren't the best but they sold. Then I was able to buy my own tools over time. I watched TV programs, read books back then. Now there is more on TV, the internet, tons of books and magazines. Home Depot even has free project classes to instruct the public.Helpful Reply
Colleen Thompson on Jun 09, 2017Large DIY stores (Home Depot, Lowe's, etc) actually rent them out, as well.Helpful Reply
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