Ace Hardware Rentals: Available Tools & Equipment Detailed

Ace Hardware stores are franchised; it is the choice of the individual owner whether or not to offer rentals and which items to offer for rent. All of the Ace Hardware stores we contacted have tool and equipment rental services; however, you will still need to check with your local store to find out what equipment is available. We detail the commonly followed policies and available equipment below.

Ace Hardware Tool and Equipment Rental Policies

Many Ace Hardware stores offer a range of rentals, from basic handheld tools to power tools and heavy equipment. Depending on your local store’s rental policy, you can usually choose from a rental time of four hours, one day, or one week. You may also be able to rent for one month or work out an individual rental period with your store.

Expect to provide your current ID at rental time. Some stores also require a credit card or store account to rent. Delivery of your rental may be available, depending on the location and equipment type.

Deposits, late return fees, and cleaning fees will vary by location. Some of the stores we contacted charged late fees around 20% of the daily rental price. The equipment should be returned clean; otherwise, a cleaning fee may be added (usually $20 or more, based on the stores we contacted).

The List of Ace Hardware Rentals

While item availability and pricing vary greatly by location, there are some tools and equipment you can commonly find for rent at Ace Hardware. Below, we list the tool rentals you’re most likely to find. We gathered this information by contacting store locations in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and South Carolina.

Note that some locations also offer additional items for rent other than tools. We spoke to one location that rents bounce houses, another that offers an old-time popcorn machine and hot dog steamer, and yet another that has audio and visual equipment like microphones and sound systems.

Hand Tools

Bosch Demolition Hammer

  • Four-hour rental: $35
  • Daily rental: $50
  • Weekly rental: $200

Makita Hammer Drill

  • Four-hour rental: $35
  • Daily rental: $50
  • Weekly rental: $200

Right Angle Plumbers Drill

  • Four-hour rental: $12
  • Daily rental: $20
  • Weekly rental: $60

Stihl Chainsaw (16″)

  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Stihl Chainsaw (18″)

  • Daily rental: $30
  • Weekly rental: $120

Stihl Chainsaw (25″)

  • Daily rental: Up to $45
  • Weekly rental: $225

Stihl Gas Trimmer

  • Four-hour rental: $15
  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Power Tools

10″ Table Saw

  • Daily rental: $20
  • Weekly rental: $80

12″ Compound Miter Saw

  • Four-hour rental: $20
  • Daily rental: $30
  • Weekly rental: $90

Portable Band Saw

  • Four-hour rental: $15
  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Ceramic Tile Saw

  • Four-hour rental: $28
  • Daily rental: $45
  • Weekly rental: $180

Paving Breaker

  • Four-hour rental: $40
  • Daily rental: $65
  • Weekly rental: $260

Carpet and Indoor Equipment

Carpet Stretcher

  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $75 

Carpet Knee Kicker

  • Daily rental: $10
  • Weekly rental: $30

Carpet Trimmer

  • Daily rental: $5
  • Weekly rental: $15

Carpet Cleaners (Non-Steam)

  • Daily rental: $30
  • Weekly rental: $90

Note: See our related research for more information about Ace Hardware’s carpet cleaner rentals.

Carpet Iron

  • Daily rental: $15
  • Weekly rental: $45

Carpet Stair Tool

  • Daily rental: $5
  • Weekly rental: $15

Carpet Tuck

  • Daily rental: $5
  • Weekly rental: $15

Carpet Extractor

  • Daily rental: $32
  • Weekly rental: $150

Floor Polisher (13″)

  • Four-hour rental: $16
  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Floor Polisher (17″)

  • Four-hour rental: $20
  • Daily rental: $35
  • Weekly rental: $140

Hardwood Floor Sander

  • Four-hour rental: $24
  • Daily rental: $45
  • Weekly rental: $180

Hardwood Floor Edger

  • Four-hour rental: $16
  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Floor Sander/Edger Combo

  • Four-hour rental: $38
  • Daily rental: $60
  • Weekly rental: $220

Tile Roller (100 lbs.)

  • Daily rental: $16
  • Weekly rental: $48

Wallpaper Steamer

  • Four-hour rental: $12
  • Daily rental: $20
  • Weekly rental: $80

Wet/Dry Vac

  • Daily rental: $20
  • Weekly rental: $60

Power Washers

2700 PSI Pressure Washer

  • Four-hour rental: $25
  • Daily rental: $40
  • Weekly rental: $160

3500 PSI Pressure Washer

  • Four-hour rental: $40
  • Daily rental: $60
  • Weekly rental: $240

Lawn and Garden

Aerator, Towable Drum

  • Four-hour rental: $16
  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Aerator, Towable Plugger

  • Four-hour rental: $20
  • Daily rental: $30
  • Weekly rental: $120

Aerator, Gas Walk Behind Plugger

  • Four-hour rental: $35
  • Daily rental: $55
  • Weekly rental: $220

Flower Bed Edger

  • Four-hour rental: $40
  • Daily rental: $60
  • Weekly rental: $180

Husqvarna Rear Tine Tiller

  • Four-hour rental: $40
  • Daily rental: $60
  • Weekly rental: $240

Maxim Front Tine Tiller (5HP)

  • Four-hour rental: $35
  • Daily rental: $50
  • Weekly rental: $200

Hi-Weed Brush Mower

  • Four-hour rental: $50
  • Daily rental: $80
  • Weekly rental: $320

Push Lawn Mower

  • Daily rental: $25
  • Weekly rental: $100

Small Stump Grinder

  • Four-hour rental: $50
  • Daily rental: $80
  • Weekly rental: $320

Large Stump Grinder

  • Daily rental: Up to $250
  • Weekly rental: $750

Towable Brush Chipper

  • Daily rental: Up to $225
  • Weekly rental: $900

Ground Hog Trencher

  • Four-hour rental: $50
  • Daily rental: $75
  • Weekly rental: $240

Ditch Witch Trencher

  • Four-hour rental: $100
  • Daily rental: $160
  • Weekly rental: $640

Towable Post Hole Digger

  • Daily rental: $75
  • Weekly rental: $350

Gas Pole Pruner Saw

  • Four-hour rental: $25
  • Daily rental: $40
  • Weekly rental: $120

Ladders, Scaffolding, and Lifts

Scaffold Package

  • Daily rental: $14
  • Weekly rental: $28

8′ Double Ladder – Aluminum

  • Daily rental: $12
  • Weekly rental: $48

24′ Extension Ladder – Aluminum

  • Daily rental: $20
  • Weekly rental: $80

Scissor Lift

  • Four-hour rental: $85
  • Daily rental: $125
  • Weekly rental: $375

For more tool rental options, see our previous research featuring places that rent tools and equipment.