Have a DIY project in mind for your home? Have you been postponing a job due to a lack of resources? Why buy when you can hire all the necessary tools and equipment to complete that project you've been dreaming about for so long? With several companies on Yellow offering tool rental in Malta and Gozo, you don't have to wait for the next pay-check or ponder where you're going to store the tools you buy. You can find a wide range of tools available for hire, and various brands to choose from. Any DIY installation, maintenance or repair you need to carry out, tool rental companies can provide any tool you may need for any period of time.
Why should you hire tools, rather than buy them?
- Tool hire is more cost-effective. You'll have no massive up-front payments and local rental rates are very competitive.
- You may only need a tool for a single project, especially in the case of specialised equipment. Tools wouldn't remain in working order if they remain idle for a long period of time.
- Storage space may be restricted and you might not have enough space to store all possible tools and equipment. Space has become a luxury which not everyone can own in this time and age.
- Hired tools would be of good quality and would be up to standard, as opposed to the tools which you would afford to buy. This will ensure you get the job done in a professional manner.
- No maintenance will be required from your end, as all the necessary repairs would be carried out by the tool rental company.
- It's more environmentally friendly as less raw materials will be used to produce new tools.
- When hiring, you can test the product, to ensure you buy the right product when the need arises again in the future.
Cons of tool hire
Although tool rental carries with it a lot of benefits, it may not always be the best way forward. Here are some drawbacks to tool rental:
- A long lease may end up to be very costly.
- There's a risk of not finding the required tools available, especially when you need to rent tools at short notice.
- If the rental company doesn't offer transport, you would need to commute and pick up the tools yourself.
Types of Tools you can hire in Malta
The range of tools you can hire in Malta are quite varied, and you can now finalise any DIY project you have in mind. Here's a list of hand tools, power tools and pneumatic tools you can hire:
- Breaking tools: rotary, demolition and pneumatic hammers and jackhammers
- Cutting tools: jigsaws, grinders, saws, tile cutters, trench cutters and chainsaws
- Drilling tools
- Welding tools
- Sanding tools: belt sanders, drywall sanders, orbital sanders and electric planers
- Generators & car battery chargers
- Access equipment: ladders and scaffolding equipment
- Cleaning equipment: industrial vacuum cleaners, blowers, pressure washers, floor scrubbers and carpet cleaners
- Lifting equipment: chain hoists, gantry hoists and gypsum lifters
- Gardening tools: hedge trimmers and water hoses
Other machinery and tools you can buy include cement mixers, wheelbarrows, pumps, air compressors, rubbish chutes, pallet trucks, dehumidifiers, metal detectors, and much more.
What's the cost of tool hire in Malta?
The cost you'll be required to pay varies according to the tool you need to hire. Specialised equipment would be more costly than standard tools. You may need to provide a deposit, which would be paid back if the tool is returned safe and sound. Companies may offer hourly, daily and weekly rates, and you may be charged extra for delivery or fuel, if required.
When should you buy tools?
In some cases, it may be more worthwhile buying a tool, rather than hiring it. Buying tools is a better alternative when you have ample storage, if you can afford regular maintenance, servicing, and its initial cost, and if you intend to use the tools on a regular basis. Compare rental rates with the buying cost, and analyse which option would be the most cost-effective.
Unsure which tool would best suit your needs? Worry not! The staff at tool centres will determine what you need to complete any job you have in mind. When using any DIY tool, always make sure you wear all the necessary safety equipment, which you can hire as well, including safety boots, dust masks, ear muffs, safety goggles, gloves, safety harnesses, safety helmets, protective overalls and welding masks. Also make sure you keep all tools away from children.
Need to buy tools? A number of rental companies may also provide tools for sale and tool servicing and repair.