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Tool Collection

Tools are located at the Central Library and are loaned free with your library card. We are constantly adding new tools. If you don’t find what you are looking for on this list, please contact us.

Started in the fall of 1943 as a project of the Boys’ Work Committee of the Grosse Pointe Rotary Club, the sponsors of the tool collection hoped to encourage manual dexterity in the younger generation and to make available to all citizens of Grosse Pointe. Because of the scarcity of tools during the war period the Rotary Club’s gift made available tools which might otherwise have been unobtainable.

Originally provided and maintained by The Grosse Pointe Rotary Club as a continuing memorial to Robert M. Orr, Director, 1949-73, the Tool Collection has been part of the Library’s budget for the past decade.

A

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Appliance Load Tester
  • Auger, Earth
  • Awl
  • Axe

B

  • Battery Charger
  • Bit Extension
  • Bits – Adjustable
  • Bits – Drill
  • Bits – Forstner
  • Bits – High Speed Drill Set
  • Bits – Hole Saw
  • Bits – Spade
  • Bits – Wood Auger
  • Bolt Cutter
  • Bow Saw
  • Branch Trimmer
  • Bumping Block

C

  • Calipers
  • Car Buffer
  • Carpet Knee Kicker
  • Carving Tool Set
  • Center Punch
  • Chalk Line
  • Chisel
  • Chisel-Cold Set
  • Circuit Tester
  • Clamps, Various
  • Conduit Bender
  • Countersink
  • Crow Bar
  • Cutters

D

  • Dividers
  • Drawing Tools
  • Drill Bit sets
  • Drills – Electric & Manual
  • Dolly

E

  • Edger – Lawn & Garden
  • Energy Meter
  • Engraver, I.D.
  • Expansion Drill Bit
  • Eye Protectors

F

  • Faucet Handle Puller
  • Faucet Reseater
  • Faucet Wrench
  • File
  • Fish Tape
  • Flaring Fixture
  • Framing Square
  • Furniture Slides

G

  • Garden Claw
  • Garden Fork
  • Garden Hoe
  • Garden Weasel
  • Glazing Knife
  • Glue Gun

H

  • Hatchet
  • Hammers, Various
  • Heat Gun
  • Hedge Trimmers, Electric & Manual

I

  • I.D. Engraver

L

  • Leather Punch
  • Level

M

  • Mallet – Wood & Rubber
  • Marking Gauge
  • Metal Shears
  • Microscope
  • Miter Box
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Monkey Wrench (Offset)

N

  • Needles – Upholstery
  • Nipple Extractor

P

  • Piano Tuning Wrench
  • Pick Mattock
  • Pipe Bender
  • Pipe Cutter
  • Pipe Threader
  • Pipe Vise
  • Plane – 7″ & 9″
  • Pliers
  • Plumb Bob
  • Plumber’s Kit
  • Post Hole Digger (Scissor & amp; Auger)
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pry Bar
  • Punch, marks metal & more

R

  • Radiator Wrench
  • Rasp
  • Riveter
  • Rotary Tool
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Ruler – Extension

S

  • Safety Goggles
  • Sanders
  • Saw – Circular
  • Saw – Finishing
  • Saw – Hole
  • Saw – Pruning
  • Saw – Reciprocating
  • Saws – Hand
  • Saw Set
  • Screwdriver-Hand
  • Screwdriver-Power
  • Shears
  • Shovel
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Slide Rule
  • Sod Lifter
  • Socket Set
  • Soldering Iron
  • Spoke Shaver
  • Speed Indicator
  • Square
  • Stapler – Heavy Duty
  • Stud Finder

T

  • Tack Claw
  • Tamper
  • Tap & Die Set
  • Tape Measure: automatic, steel
  • Tile Cutter: ceramic
  • Tile Nipper
  • Tile Float
  • Tin Snips
  • Tree Lopper
  • Triangle
  • Trimmers – Branch & Hedge
  • Trowels, various
  • Tubing Cutter
  • Tuck Pointer

V

  • Vise: Pipe, Gyro

W

  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Wedge
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • Wood Carving Set
  • Wood Scraper
  • Wood Splitter
  • Wrenches, various

X

  • X-Acto Set