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2011 Place for DIY-ers

West Philly Tool Library

Need a large mortar chisel? A rawhide mallet? Perhaps a saber saw? For just $20 to $50 annually, you can borrow tools from this nonprofit’s 2,500-item-strong library for up to a week at a time, and you only pay more ($1 a day) if you don’t get them back on time. Take that, Money Pit.

4620 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143; 215-833-3190;