Where do you prefer to get tools/equipment?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by brentwood, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. brentwood

    brentwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I'm doing some research for a potential new product. I was curious where everyone prefers to buy their horticulural tools and equipment. Pruners, hand tools, safety, etc.
    From my experience with Design/Build/Maint Companies, AM Leonard has always been the best and most trusted source for just about everything. Would you guys agree?
    What other sources do you use?
    Thanks for your help.
  2. zapy

    zapy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    My local guy can get me just about anything. He's an Echo dealer along with various other brands of equipment.
  3. cdqat1432

    cdqat1432 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Youngstown, Ohio
    Messages: 138

    I have bought quite a bit from AMLeo. They have really good tools, but expensive, especially if you lose them. I bought the really hd shovels a couple years ago, but they seem to break just as easily. Now, I buy spades and rakes from Rigid/Home Depot because they are warranteed for life. I still buy from AML, though.
  4. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

  5. exmark user

    exmark user LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    Rigid makes good rakes i believe, but a shovels a shovel usualy get them at rummage sales or walmart.
  6. chris@perfectlawncare

    chris@perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    My neighbor's company gets free shipping from Grainger, so I usually order my stuff from there.
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  7. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    I like craftsman shovels, hoes, pruners, ect. When I break one I just take it back and they replace it, no hassles.
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Yep, I have started going that route after a buddy of mine here on lawnsite took me to sears one day. The initial price is a little higher, but generally you are getting decent quaility stuff and like you said, if you have a problem even 20 years later you walk back in the store without a receipt and exchange it no questions asked.

    Wal-mart is generally a good place too for price - sometimes you can get the best of both worlds and get decent quality stuff at good prices. But nobody stands behind there stuff and has been in business as long as Sears/Crapsman
  9. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    I love my telescoping pruning stick! and I can loosen and slide the blade down out of the way so I rarely have to remove it. use some thread lock on the blade wing nut tho or it will loosen and fall off.
  10. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Most of the time Home Depot.But sometimes menards,or sears.

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