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Old 08-18-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Rather Rent Tools...

i rent because as soon as the bazooka/angle head/ something breaks just take it back to AMES and get a new one, i bought a bazooka from Tapetech a couple of years back and i hated it having it to get fixed! w

what do you guys think?

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Else Rather Rent Tools...

I personally calculate the rental cost against the purchase cost, i.e., how many times do I have to rent it to have paid to own it? I then weigh how much I'd use it IF I owned it rather than rented. Generally, I'm more inclined to use a tool if I own it with no daily/late fees and could grab it any time I wanted. Yes, repair and replacements suck, but it is a cost of doing business and you should be calculating that into your job cost for the use of the equipment.

How many times would you have to rent a drywall knife to pay for owning one? Or a bazooka, or a texture system?


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Old 08-18-2010, 11:15 PM   #3
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Never rented much stuff. If I needed it I usually bought it. Way more convenient to have a tool in the shop instead of renting some broken, dull worn out piece of equipment.
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