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Engine hoist lifts 2 tons on hydraulic arm!

WPTL member Doug Pugliese used this hoist once or twice and doesn't need it anymore. Thanks, Doug!

Today, Douglas Plugliese contributed some heavy lifting to WPTL’s arsenal of tools for loan. With his 2-ton engine hoist, you can pull your own engine, or anything else super heavy that you want to move around using a frame on

Posted in New Tools

Light duty drain snake fails in 3″ or larger drain pipes

All but the largest drain snakes may be damaged by use on drains larger than 2″. As a rule of thumb, this means you should not use a snake on soil lines (like through a toilet) unless you have verified

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WPTL, Four Worlds Bakery, Woodland Supply on a Summer Saturday

In case you drop your knife on the way over, WPTL has you covered with just the right saw for any job (not recommended for those with chemical sensitivities)

47th & Woodland is a great way to kick off Saturdays, especially if you’ve got a project in the works for the weekend. First things first, Four Worlds Bakery serves coffee fresh brewed from beans roasted on site. And as

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When are we open?

Monday - Thursday:
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where are we?

1314 S. 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

We are in a warehouse on the west side of S. 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Avenue.

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Who are we?

The West Philly Tool Library loans tools to community members so they can perform simple home maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner.