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How to Cut the Costs of Your DIY Projects

How to Cut the Costs of Your DIY ProjectsDo-it-yourself projects is the right way to go when looking to save costs, but unless you have the tool arsenal of a contractor, buying all the tools that you need to complete projects can be quite costly. However, making the choice to rent equipment may be the best thing that you ever did for your DIY projects (and wallet)!

You can rent just about any tool that is available on the market. Popular tools include reciprocating saws, concrete and mortar mixers, hammer drills, and mini-excavators. While rental costs vary widely, many tools can be rented inexpensively, though large equipment will obviously cost more. Whether you should buy or rent equipment hinges on two factors: cost and frequency of use. If you know you will only be using a wet tile saw for one day, it will be more economical to rent one than to buy one if you will not be using it in the future. However, if you anticipate that you will use the wet tile saw on a regular basis, buying it may be a better option if you are able to store it. Regardless, the choice to rent equipment can save you anywhere from 50-90% of the retail price of buying the equipment yourself, and should always be considered.

It doesn’t matter whether your project is big or small – you will likely need some sort of tools to complete the job, and buying the right tools and equipment can end up offsetting the amount of money you were saving in the first place by doing a DIY project. Don’t shy away from those difficult jobs that require special tools; rent equipment the next time you need a tool that it doesn’t make sense to purchase yourself!

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