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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. 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

  • Aerator
  • Angle Grinder
  • Appliance Load Tester
  • Auger – Earth
  • Awl/Scratch Awl
  • Axe

B

  • Basin/Faucet Wrench
  • Battery Charger
  • Bit Extension
  • Bolt Cutter
  • Branch Trimmer

C

  • Calipers
  • Carpet Knee Kicker
  • Caulking Gun
  • Cement Edger/Groover
  • Center Punch
  • Chalk Line
  • Chisel
  • Chisel-Cold Set
  • Circuit Analyzer
  • Circuit Tester
  • Circular Saw
  • Clamps
  • Conduit Bender
  • Counter Sink
  • Crow Bar
  • Cutters

D

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

E

  • Edger-Lawn (manual)
  • EMF Meter
  • Energy Meter
  • Engraver – I.D
  • Eye Protectors/Goggles

F

  • Faucet Handle Puller
  • Faucet Reseater
  • Faucet Seat Remover Wrench
  • Faucet/Basin Wrench
  • Files-Metal
  • Fish Tape
  • Flaring Fixture
  • Furniture Slides

G

  • Garden Claw
  • Garden Edger/Spade
  • Garden Fork
  • Garden Hoe
  • Garden Shovel
  • Garden Spreader
  • Garden Weasel
  • Garden Weeder/Sod Cutter
  • Glue Gun
  • Goggles/Eye Protectors
  • Grass Shears

H

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

I

  • Internal Pipe Wrench Set

K

  • Knee Pads

L

  • Leaf Blower
  • Leather Punch
  • Level

M

  • Mallet – Rubber
  • Mitre Box Saw

P

  • Piano Tuning Wrench
  • Pick Mattock
  • Pipe Threader
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Plane-Manual & Electric
  • Pliers
  • Plumb Bob
  • Plumber’s Kit
  • Post Hole Diggers
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pry Bar
  • Punch – Leather

R

  • Rasp-Wood
  • Riveter
  • Rubber Mallet

S

  • Sanders- Hand-held
  • Sanding Block
  • Saws
  • Scratch Awl
  • Screw Drivers – Electric & Manual
  • Screw Extractor & Drill Set
  • Shears/Grass Shears
  • Shovels –Garden & Flat Edge
  • Shower Valve Socket Wrench Set
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Socket Set
  • Sod Lifter
  • Soil Blocker
  • Soldering Iron
  • Stapler-Heavy Duty
  • Stud finder

T

  • Tack claw
  • Tamper
  • Tap and Die Set
  • Tape Measure
  • Thermal Leak Detector
  • Tile Float
  • Tile Nipper
  • Tin Snips
  • Tree Loppers/Branch Trimmers
  • Trowels
  • Tubing Cutter
  • Tubular Steel Post
  • Tuck Pointer

U

  • Utility/Painters Tool

W

  • Wall Paper Seam Roller
  • Wall Paper Steamer/Scoring Tool
  • Wedge
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • Wood Carving Tool Set
  • Wrenches

X

  • X-Acto Set

Games

  • Bocce Ball Set
  • Corn Hole
  • Rollors Outdoor Game

Unique Items

  • Bike Pump
  • Google VR – Virtual Reality for phones
  • Light Box for S.A.D.
  • Makey Makey Invention Kit
  • Metal Detector
  • Microscope
  • Projection Screen
  • Record Player
  • Scrapbooking Scissors
  • Telescope