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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 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
  • Carpet Knee Kicker
  • Carving Tool Set
  • Center Punch
  • Chalk Line
  • Chisel
  • Chisel-Cold Set
  • Circuit Tester
  • Clamps
  • Conduit Bender
  • Corner Clamp
  • Counter Sink
  • Crow Bar
  • Cutters

D

  • Dividers
  • Drawing Tools
  • Drill – Manual
  • Drill – Electric
  • Dolly

E

  • Edger – Lawn
  • Energy Meter
  • Engraver
  • Expansion Drill Bit
  • Extension Clamps
  • Extension Ruler

F

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

G

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

H

  • Hatchet
  • Hammers
  • Heat Gun

I

  • I.D. Engraver

L

  • Leather Punch
  • Level

M

  • Mallet – Wood
  • Mallet – 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 Cutter
  • Pipe Threader
  • Pipe Vise
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Plane
  • Pliers
  • Plumb Bob
  • Post Hole Digger (Scissor & Auger)
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pry Bar
  • Punch
  • Push Blocks

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
  • Shingle Hammer
  • Sledgehammer
  • Slide Rule
  • Sod Lifter
  • Socket Set
  • Soldering Iron
  • Spoke Shaver
  • Speed Indicator
  • Square
  • Stapler – Heavy Duty
  • Stud Finder

T

  • Tack Claw
  • Tamper
  • Tap And Die Set
  • Tape Measure
  • Tile Cutter
  • Tile Nipper
  • Tile Float
  • Tin Snips
  • Tree Lopper
  • Trimmer – Branch
  • Trimmer – Hedge
  • Trowel
  • Tubing Cutter
  • Tuck Pointer

V

  • Vise

W

  • Wedge
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • Wood Carving Tool Set
  • Wood Scraper
  • Wood Splitter
  • Wrenches – Allen
  • Wrenches – Basin
  • Wrenches – Combination 7/16″ to 13/16″
  • Wrenches – Faucet Seat Remover
  • Wrenches – Ford Box
  • Wrenches – Open End 7/8″ to 1″
  • Wrenches – Open End 5/8″ to 13/16″
  • Wrenches – Torque 1/2″ and 3/8″

X

  • X-Acto Set