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Should You Rent or Buy Tools for Your Renovation?

Do you find your renovation projects are outgrowing your toolbox? Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has come to the rescue of many a DIYer in need of tools for short-term use. Now Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) has also begun to offer tool and equipment rentals.

Before you fork over the cash to buy tools you might not use on a regular basis, consider if tool rental is right for you.

Buying vs. renting tools

Of course, if you’re using a large, expensive tool for a one-time job, it will likely be better to rent. On the flip side, if you plan to use a tool often, it might make sense to invest in one.

When determining whether a tool is better as a purchase or rental, ToolEvaluator.com suggests the following:

  • First, determine the rental cost per hour for the tool. Figure out how much time you’ll need to use it, including how
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One of Ina Garten’s Favorite Kitchen Tools Is On Sale at Target Right Now

When it comes to cooking, baking, and entertaining, there’s no one we look to for advice more than Ina Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa. We’ve stocked our pantries with her favorite ingredients, perfecting our paring with her favorite knives, and rely on her cake recipes for every special event. So when we discovered that one of her favorite pieces of kitchen equipment, the KitchenAid Mixer, was on sale at Target, we perked right up. After all, Garten is an excellent baker, and she uses a KitchenAid stand mixer, so if we want to be excellent bakers, we should follow in her footsteps, right?

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6 essential tools for Mac users working from home

COVID-19 pushed millions into working from home for an extended period, and not everyone was ready. Mac users can boost their capabilities with these accessories.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, few suspected millions would still be working from home in the fall or that the coronavirus would accelerate a mammoth work-from-home paradigm shift, but that’s just what’s happened. 

If you are using a Mac computer in your WFH odyssey, make the most of your Mac-centered home office by considering these helpful peripherals to make your remote access and Zoom meetings more productive.



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The Brydge Stone Pro.

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The Brydge Stone Pro is the docking station Apple should offer all Mac laptop users. The device, a puzzling omission from Apple retail Stores and Apple’s online shop, permits connecting a number of peripherals to a Mac via a single Thunderbolt 3/USB-C cable. The device’s elegant design is a natural

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