NEW this March: Tool Demonstrations at the Tool Library!

The West Philly Tool Library is jumping into 2016 with a tool demonstration series that aims to build confidence when using our tools—no matter your prior experience with tools. Please join us in March in the Tool Library at the time and dates below to learn more about our tools and to get all of your questions answered. Join us for one demonstration, or join us for all! These events are free to members and only a $5 donation for non-members. There is no registration required; we just ask that you arrive on time! We welcome as many as our space can hold.

Demonstrations will be 15-30 minutes, followed by Q & A.

JOIN US AT THE TOOL LIBRARY 
(Eye & ear protection provided, but feel free to bring your own.)

  • MONDAY, MARCH 7, 7pm:
    Tool self-reliance 101: Perfect for beginners, together participants will select ten essential tools and learn how to use them safely and properly.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 14, 7pm:
    Drills – Hammer drills, drivers, and rotary drills: Sometimes you need to drill a hole, sometimes you need extra oomph for screws/other fasteners, sometimes you need a hole in brick or block, and sometimes you need to chip up tile or remove some masonry—not sure which one does what? Then, this demo is for you! Also, many Philadelphia row homes and twins have brick & mortar walls. This demonstration will teach you how to go easy on your walls by teaching you when to use a drill and when to use a hammer drill, and more!
  • MONDAY, MARCH 21, 7pm:
    Angle grinders: This versatile tool is hard to beat when you need to grind or cut metal or masonry. We will demonstrate how to use it safely to grind metal, cut pipes and brick/block.
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 7pm
    Circular saws: Hand held circular saw is the most conventional saw for cutting wood, but is also used for metal, masonry, plastic, etc. Handy for lumber, plywood, and more. Easy to use, allowing for accurate, straight cuts. We will demonstrate how to use safely + some tips, and introduce the worm-drive saw.  
  • MONDAY, MARCH 28, 7pm
    Pneumatics (air tools and air compressors): We will look at air compressors and the demonstrate use of various air nailers including brad and finish nailers for trim and moulding, framing nailer, palm nailer, and flooring nailer and stapler.

See you then!

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