Tools

The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is dedicated to fostering sustainability and building community by loaning tools and providing practical education to residents of north Portland.

We currently have over 1500 power and hand tools.  The library includes tools for gardening, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and–a new and growing collection–kitchen tools. We also have cool random tools that can improve your life such as a metal detector and a bike cart.

Do you think we should have a tool we don’t? Call or email us about donating one. Would you like us to be open more hours? Consider volunteering your time and energy.

The tool list below is representative of the kinds of tools we carry but our stock is constantly changing due to maintenance, repair and donations.

In many cases we have a more than one of each tool on the list in stock. The best way to get familiar with the collection is to stop by during regular library hours and take a look around.
You are also welcome to give us a call to see if the particular tool or tools that you need are available. However, we do operate on a first come, first served basis and the tool library can be very busy.
At this time we do not place items on hold.
Representative Tool list
Kitchen Tools

  • Air Popper Popcorn Maker
  • Manual Meat Grinder
  • Power Hand Mixer
  • Electric Coffee Urn

Carpentry
& Woodworking

  • Block Plane
  • Cat’s Paw
  • Chisels: Wood
  • Clamp: Right-Angle
  • Clamps: Bar 36″, 40″
  • Clamps: C
  • Clamps: Quick  2″,4″,6″,8″
  • Coping Saw
  • Crow-Bar
  • Hammer: Finish
  • Hammer: Framing
  • Impact Driver Set w/bits
  • Impact Driver: Electric,Manual
  • Level:Torpedo
  • Nailer: Flooring
  • Plumb Bob
  • Pocket Screw Jig
  • Protractor/Angle Finder
  • Pry Bars
  • Router
  • Router Table
  • Saw: Rip 24”
  • Scribe/Compass
  • Square: Framing
  • Square: Speed
  • Square: Tri
  • Stud Finder
  • Tape: 100’ Reel
  • Tape: Measure 25’
  • Trim Gauge
  • Utility Knife
  • Vernier Caliper

Garden Tools

  • Axe
  • Bar: Cutting/scraping
  • Bar: Digging 72″
  • Drain Spade
  • Edger: Electric
  • Hatchet
  • Hoe: Garden
  • Hoe: Hoop
  • Lawn Aerator
  • Lawn Mower: Push
  • Pick: Digging
  • Pick: Mattock
  • Post Setter
  • Pruner: Lopping
  • Pruners: Hand
  • Rake: Grading
  • Rake: Leaf
  • Saw: Bow 18″,21″,24″
  • Saw: Branch
  • Seed Spreader
  • Shovel: Flat Point
  • Shovel: Round Point
  • Shovel: Small Garden
  • Shovel: Snow
  • Tamper: 8” x 8”
  • Tamper 10″ x 10″
  • Trimmer: Electric
  • Trimmer: Hedge (Manual).
  • Trimmer: Pole
  • Trowel: Garden
  • Turning Fork
  • Weed Puller
  • Wheelbarrow

Power Tools

  • Angle Grinder
  • Cement Siding Shears
  • Compressor: Air
  • Demolition Hammer
  • Dremel Rotary Tool
  • Drill: ½” Hammer
  • Drill: ½” VSR
  • Drill: 3/8” VSR
  • Drill: Right Angle
  • Nailer: Brad (18 ga.)
  • Nailer: Finish (16 ga.)
  • Nailer: Framing
  • Nailer: Roofing Coil
  • Power Planer
  • Rotozip Cutting Tool
  • Sander: 18” Belt
  • Sander: 21” Belt
  • Sander: Detail
  • Sander: Orbital
  • Sander: Sheet
  • Saw: 8 1/4″ Miter
  • Saw: 10” Miter
  • Saw: 12″ Miter
  • Saw: 10” Table (Portable)
  • Saw: 14” Metal Cutoff
  • Saw: Circular
  • Saw: Jigsaw
  • Saw: Reciprocating
  • Saw: Tile
  • Saw: Scroll
  • Saw: Band
  • Stand: Miter Saw
  • Stapler: Narrow Crown
  • Vac: Wet/Dry
Electrical
& Mechanical
  • Conduit Bender
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Hacksaws
  • Hex Key Sets
  • Nipper: 10”
  • Pliers: Fencing/Box
  • Pliers: Linesman
  • Pliers: Slotted
  • Pliers: Vice Grip
  • Screwdrivers
  • Snips: 12″ Sheet
  • Snips: Tin
  • Socket Sets
  • Tape: 100’ Fish
  • Telephone Crimping Tool
  • Tester: Circuit
  • Tester: GFI
  • Tester: Receptacle
  • Wrench: Crescent
  • Wrench: Pipe
  • Wrench: Slip

Drywall & Masonry

  • Caulking Guns
  • Knife: Corner
  • Knife: Mud 4”
  • Knife: Taping 12”
  • Knife: Taping 8” Panel
  • Sander:Hand
  • Saw: Drywall
  • Scraper 3″
  • Scraper 4″
  • Scraper: Floor
  • T-Square 48”

Other Tools

  • Extension Cords
  • Hand Metal Detector
  • Hand Truck
  • Heat Gun
  • Hole Saw Kit
  • Ladder: 17’ Multi
  • Ladder: 21′ Multi
  • Ladder: 6’ Fiberglass
  • Masonry Hammer Bits
  • Roofing Spade
  • Hammer 10lb Sledge
  • Hammer: 5lb Sledge
  • Hammer: 3lb
  • Spade Bit Set
  • Tile Cutter 14”
  • Tile Saw: 7” Wet
  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Work Lights
Carpet
Tools

  • Carpet Cutter
  • Knee Kicker
  • Power Stretcher
  • Seam Roller
  • Stair Tool

Cement
Tools

  • Floats,  Seamer
  • Trowel: Notched
  • Trowel: V
  • Trowels: Finish
  • Mixing wands
Bike
Tools

  • Full Set Bike Tools
  • Mechanic Stand
  • Truing Stand

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