How to Buy New or Used Yard Equipment on Craigslist Local Classifieds for Great Prices

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Even among the basic garden tools, you are bound to find a wide variety of designs and sizes – enough to cause confusion when shopping. There is a reason for so many options – using the right tool for the right job makes your work easier and more efficient.

When selecting garden tools, make sure you get the right tool for the job, but don’t stop there. Part of selecting any tool is the “How does it feel in my hand?” test. When choosing, try to imagine how the tool will feel after a few hours of use.

Buying Used Yard Tools from Craigslist

buying used, or secondhand, is something that never really goes out of style, but it’s certainly more popular now, considering the current condition of the economy and that frugality is now more common. People are usually quite proud of themselves when they score a good deal on a used tool. And buying secondhand is considered green because the item is given new life and not wasted as trash or pollution.

Research the Top Tool Brands

If you are completely unfamiliar with tool brands and the features available on tools, do a little research. Visit the websites for Sears, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, True Value, Ace Hardware or any retailer that sells tools, and take a look at their new selections. Most websites organize tools in a straightforward way so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Buy Only the Essentials

Manufacturers produce a variety of yard care tools designed to do everything from cut the grass to aerating the soil. Yet, homeowners do not necessarily need every tool available on the market.

Buy the Highest-Quality Tools that Fit the Budget

Building a collection of yard care tools requires a lot of money and time to gather. Yet, buying inexpensive tools can backfire leaving your pockets empty when the pieces fall apart due to poor craftsmanship. Homeowners need to buy the highest-quality tools that fit their budgets. They can buy yard care tools in stages, starting with the tools they need immediately and adding to the collection as the budget allows.

Water Hoses and Wands

No gardener can hope to produce lush, green results without the help of a decent garden hose. There are plenty of options out there. Basic models are fine and cost very little money. However, a reel should also be purchased to keep the hose out of harm’s way when it’s not in use. By spending a little more money, a gardener can buy a coil garden hose that springs back to its original shape instantly for easy storage.

Hand Tool Maintenance

Keep these hand tools in optimum working order by cleaning and drying them thoroughly after each use and applying oil as needed. Store the tools in a dry place, off of the ground. Keep cutting edges sharp.

Power Equipment Yard Tools

Carefully inspect the rest of the tools in your arsenal, including weed eaters, leaf blowers, edgers, and trimmers. Make sure all carrying straps are securely attached. Inspect all nuts and bolts, tightening if loose and clean or replace spark plugs annually. You may need to flush old fuel and oil, disposing of it responsibly. Consult your manual and make sure you follow all maintenance instructions and that you are familiar with the safe operation of each piece of equipment.

Rotary Tillers

A rotary tiller allows owners to cultivate land using disks or teeth. Rotary tillers aerate and loosen the soil, making it easier to plant. Use a small or narrow tiller to kill weeds in rows of planted items without disturbing seeds or growing plants making a nice perfected wind row behind.

Chainsaws

Chainsaws are a versatile yard tool that owners may use to cut down small trees, clear downed branches, or prune large shrubs. Chainsaws also allow owners to cut small trees and larger branches. Make sure the chainsaw is in decent condition. Ask the owner how old it is and if they have ever replaced the chain on the chainsaw, it may be worn out.

Research the Top Tool Brands

If you are completely unfamiliar with tool brands and the features available on tools, do a little research. Visit the websites for Sears, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, True Value, Ace Hardware or any retailer that sells tools, and take a look at their new selections. Most websites organize tools in a straightforward way so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Buy Only the Essentials

Manufacturers produce a variety of yard care tools designed to do everything from cut the grass to aerating the soil. Yet, homeowners do not necessarily need every tool available on the market.

Buy the Highest-Quality Tools that Fit the Budget

Building a collection of yard care tools requires a lot of money and time to gather. Yet, buying inexpensive tools can backfire leaving your pockets empty when the pieces fall apart due to poor craftsmanship. Homeowners need to buy the highest-quality tools that fit their budgets. They can buy yard care tools in stages, starting with the tools they need immediately and adding to the collection as the budget allows.

Water Hoses and Wands

No gardener can hope to produce lush, green results without the help of a decent garden hose. There are plenty of options out there. Basic models are fine and cost very little money. However, a reel should also be purchased to keep the hose out of harm’s way when it’s not in use. By spending a little more money, a gardener can buy a coil garden hose that springs back to its original shape instantly for easy storage.

Hand Tool Maintenance

Keep these hand tools in optimum working order by cleaning and drying them thoroughly after each use and applying oil as needed. Store the tools in a dry place, off of the ground. Keep cutting edges sharp.

Power Equipment Yard Tools

Carefully inspect the rest of the tools in your arsenal, including weed eaters, leaf blowers, edgers, and trimmers. Make sure all carrying straps are securely attached. Inspect all nuts and bolts, tightening if loose and clean or replace spark plugs annually. You may need to flush old fuel and oil, disposing of it responsibly. Consult your manual and make sure you follow all maintenance instructions and that you are familiar with the safe operation of each piece of equipment.

Rotary Tillers

A rotary tiller allows owners to cultivate land using disks or teeth. Rotary tillers aerate and loosen the soil, making it easier to plant. Use a small or narrow tiller to kill weeds in rows of planted items without disturbing seeds or growing plants making a nice perfected wind row behind.

Chainsaws

Chainsaws are a versatile yard tool that owners may use to cut down small trees, clear downed branches, or prune large shrubs. Chainsaws also allow owners to cut small trees and larger branches. Make sure the chainsaw is in decent condition. Ask the owner how old it is and if they have ever replaced the chain on the chainsaw, it may be worn out.