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Tool Spotlight: The Fence Stretcher

This is one of those tools that really illustrates the value of the tool library.  Until you need to put up a chain link fence, you probably have no idea it exists.  You’ll only ever use one once or twice,

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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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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.