Home improvement projects can be a fun and rewarding experience as long as you have all the right tools. Thanks to Lowe’s tool rental services, you don’t need to worry about buying expensive equipment, you can just rent your tools and save money. In this article, I will walk you through everything you need to know about renting tools and equipment from Lowe’s.
Do All Lowe’s Locations Rent Tools?
Not all Lowe’s have a Tool Rental Center available to their customers.
Lowe’s started rolling out Tool Rental Centers back in 2020 with their location in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Since 2020, they have opened hundreds of rental centers within stores across the country.
To check if your local Lowe’s offers tool and equipment rentals CLICK HERE and do a quick store search.
Also, keep in mind that the selection of tools available may vary from location to location.
What are Lowe’s Tool Rental Hours of Operation?
Lowe’s tool rental department operates during the same hours as the Lowe’s store.
Normal store hours are 6 am – 9 pm except Sundays which are typically 7 am – 8 pm.
This means that customers are free to pick up and drop off any rental equipment during these hours.
Make sure that you save your receipt when you drop off your equipment.
This will serve as proof that you returned the equipment on time and undamaged.
How Long Do Equipment Rentals Last?
You have a few options.
Lowe’s offers 4-hour, 24-hour, weekly, and 4-week rental rates.
So, for example, if you wanted to rent something for 2 days you’d pay two 24-hour rates.
In most cases the 24-hour rate is the most economical choice.
This is especially true as the 4-hour rate is not that much less than the 24-hour rate (in most cases).
What Does It Cost to Rent Tools at Lowe’s?
The cost to rent tools and equipment at Lowe’s all depends on the tools that you are renting.
Prices for smaller tools start at about $25 per day.
However, larger tools and equipment will have a higher price tag.
To give you a better idea, here are the average “24-Hour” rental prices for some popular items:
- Log Splitter (30 ton) – $99 for 24 hours.
- Cement Mixer (6 cu. ft.) – $67 for 24 hours.
- Table Saw – $50 for 24 hours.
- Drum Sander – $63 for 24 hours.
- Carpet Cleaner – $69 for 24 hours.
- Concrete Saw (gas) – $75 for 24 hours.
- Plate Compactor – $89 for 24 hours.
With that said, if you are looking to rent tools for a longer period, you’re in luck.
The daily price for renting tools decreases the longer that you rent them.
You can rent tools from Lowes for as little as 4 hours or up to four weeks.
So…What Tools Does Lowe’s Rent?
You will be surprised when you see the wide range of tools available to rent from Lowe’s.
They offer everything from power tools to lawn and tree equipment to small tools.
Keep in mind that the availability of certain tools depends on your location and reservation date.
Here is a full list of everything that you can potentially rent at Lowe’s.
• Chop saws
• Table saws
• Reciprocal saws
• Miter saws
• Fiber cement saws
• Circular saws
• Hammer drills
• Drill mixers
• Beam cutters
• Paddle grinders
• Belt sanders
• Orbit sanders and polishers
• Laser-level kits
General Construction Tools
• Step ladders
• Aluminum ladders
• Extension ladders
• Bending brakes
• Metal detectors
• Magnetic sweeps
• Safety barricades
Floor Finishing Tools
• Vinyl strippers
• Floor scrapers
• Tile smashers
• Trolley and demo hammers
• Industrial vacuums
• Drum sanders
• Floor prep tools
• Drum sanders
• Carpet staplers
• Carpet stretchers
• Carpet seaming irons
• Carpet cleaners
• Floor buffers
• Carpet knee kickers
• Floor scrubbers
• Floor sanders
• Floor rollers
• Cement and mortar mixers
• Core drills and core drill bits
• Concrete saws
• Tamping rammers
• Lute rakes
• Concrete grinders
• Concrete bull float kits
• Concrete vacuums
• Concrete vibrators
• Rebar cutters
• Plate compactors
• Portable water tanks
Lawn Care Tools
• Industrial leaf blowers
• Brush cutters
• Hydraulic tillers
• Landscape rakes
• Lawn rollers
• Post hole diggers
• Post drivers
• Garden cultivators
• Lawn edgers
• Commercial tillers
• Over seeders
• Hedge trimmers
• Peat moss spreaders
• String trimmers
• Sod cutters
• Telescoping pole saws
• Disc chippers
• Brush chippers
• Stump grinders
• Log splitters
Trench Digging Equipment
• Bed edgers
• Track trenchers
• Cable installers
• Ground saws
• Trencher carriers
• Micro & mini trenchers
• Scissor lifts
• Cabinet lifts
• Material lifts
• Hand trucks
• Bottle jacks
• Appliance and furniture dollies
• Ramps and ramp sets
Drywall and Paint Tools
• Drywall sanders
• Mud mixers
• Paint and texture sprayers
• Hopper guns
• Wallpaper streamers
You can also rent pressure washers, plumbing equipment, demolition tools, and more.
Head to your local Lowes website to see what rental tools they offer.
Can You Rent Tools from Lowe’s Online?
You can set up your tool reservation through Lowe’s website.
However, you will have to go to the store to pick up your tools.
You can shop through the selection of available tools and make a reservation online by heading to their website or clicking here.
This is very convenient for customers because it allows you to browse through tools and check out the prices to rent.
Lowe’s tool rental does not deliver, so you will need to be prepared to pick them up in-store.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Rent Tools from Lowe’s?
To rent most tools from Lowe’s, you will need to be over the age of 18 and present a valid photo ID.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
If you are renting towable equipment, you will need to be at least 21 years old.
This includes stump grinders, trailers, and other equipment that needs to be towed.
What Do I Need to Bring to Rent Tools from Lowe’s?
When you arrive at the store to pick up your tool rental, you will need to bring a valid photo ID along with a credit card.
They will use the credit card to authorize a prepayment on the rental equipment.
This ensures that any damages to the equipment will be covered.
If you notice that the equipment becomes damaged while you are using it, stop immediately and bring it back to the store to be replaced.
If you continue using the tool, it could cause more damage or personal injury.
When you bring the tool back, let them know about the damage.
From there the associates will determine whether or not you are responsible for any cost.
Do They Offer Curbside Tool Rental Pickup?
When you arrive, park in a designated Tool Rental parking space and call the phone number on the sign.
An associate will take care of you from there.
How Do I Extend My Rental Period (If Needed)?
Just call the Lowe’s Rental Center and let them know.
They’ll let you know your options and you can choose the extended period of time that fits your needs.
Ask the Reader: Have you ever rented equipment or tools from Lowe’s? Let us know about your experience in the comments.
By Kyle James