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Tool Collection

Tools are located at the Central Library and are loaned free with your library card. Peruse our complete list of tools below or download the tool list with images and descriptions. We are constantly adding new tools. If you don’t find what you are looking for on this list, please contact us, 313.343.2074 ext. 220.

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

  • Appliance Load Tester
  • Auger – Earth
  • Axe

B

  • Battery Charger
  • Bike Pump
  • Bit Extension
  • Bolt Cutter
  • Branch Trimmer
  • Bumping Block

C

  • Calipers
  • Car Buffer
  • Carpet Knee Kicker
  • Caulking Gun
  • Cement Edger/Groover
  • Chalk Line
  • Chisel
  • Chisel – Cold Set
  • Circuit Tester
  • Circular Saw
  • Clamps – Various
  • Conduit Bender
  • Countersink
  • Crow Bar
  • Cutters

D

  • Dolly – Flat & Upright
  • Drills – Electric & Manual
  • Drill Bit Sets

E

  • Edger - Garden
  • Edger – Lawn (manual)
  • Electricity Usage Meter
  • Engraver – I.D.
  • Extension Ruler
  • Eye Protectors

F

  • Faucet Seat Remover
  • Faucet Reseater
  • Files – Metal
  • Fish Tape
  • Flaring Fixture
  • Furniture Slides

G

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

H

  • Hammers
  • Hammer Drill
  • Hatchet
  • Heat Gun/Paint Remover
  • Hedge Trimmers – Electric & Manual

I

  • Internal Pipe Wrench Set

L

  • Leather Punch
  • Level

M

  • Mallet – Wood & Rubber
  • Marking Gauge
  • Metal Shears
  • Microscope
  • Miter Box

N

  • Needles – Upholstery

P

  • Painters/Utility Tool
  • Piano Tuning Wrench
  • Pick Mattock
  • Pipe Threader
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Plane
  • Pliers
  • Plumb Bob
  • Plumber’s Kit
  • Post Hole Digger – Scissor & Auger
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pry Bar
  • Punch

R

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

S

  • Sanders
  • Sanding Block
  • Saw – Bow
  • Saw – Circular
  • Saw – Coarse Cut
  • Saw – Coping
  • Saw – Hack
  • Saw – Hole Saw Set
  • Saw – Jigsaw
  • Saw – Pruning
  • Saw – Reciprocating
  • Saw – The Unbelievable Saw
  • Screw Extractor & Drill Set
  • Screwdriver – Electric
  • Shovel – Garden
  • Shovel – Flat Edge
  • Shower Value Socket Wrench Set
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Socket Set
  • Sod Lifter
  • Soldering Iron
  • Square
  • Stapler – Heavy Duty
  • Stud Finder

T

  • Tack Claw
  • Tamper
  • Tap & Die Set
  • Tape Measure
  • Tile Cutter – Ceramic
  • Tile Float
  • Tile Nipper
  • Tin Snips
  • Tree Lopper
  • Trimmers – Branch & Hedge
  • Trowels
  • Tubing Cutter
  • Tuck Pointer

V

  • Vise – Pipe & Gyro

W

  • Wallpaper Seam Roller
  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Wire Stripper
  • Wood Carving Set
  • Wood Splitter
  • Wrench – Adjustable
  • Wrench – Allen
  • Wrench – Basin
  • Wrench – Crescent
  • Wrench – Faucet/Basin
  • Wrench – Monkey
  • Wrench – Torque

X

  • X-Acto Set