"Since I am a "scratch" model builder and Lionel trains
operator, I had been looking for a Dremel Table Saw for several
years. All I could find on E-Pay were beat-up models that sold for
between $100-$175, which were way beyond my budget...until Al found
one for me! I shot down there and payed only $25 for one in "like
new" condition. I ended up spending $125 anyway, but I came home
with not only my saw but a trunk full of machinist and
mini-precision tools worth close to a thousand dollars at least! Of
course I had to call Al a few times until he had what I was looking
for, but as always, he finds what you need no matter how obscure it
may be. There is no better place to find used tools on this planet
this cheaply, and no friendlier nor more honest person to do
business with than Al. My only regret in writing this is that I'm
encouraging more competition to visit my "secret" tool source.
Bravo Al!!! Keep up the good work!"
J.P. Southborough, MA
While I was living and working in the United States in 2003 I
was lucky enough to be diagnosed with cancer&lucky
because if I were back in Canada I would be dead now from what is
called a universal health care system, which is a lot like
communism. Whats this got to do with The Tool Shed? Well, after
every treatment session (in Worcester) I would rush to The Tool
Shed and buy something I liked, and then quickly rush back home
before "the show" started! Buying a tool seemed to really lift my
spirits - probably because I am so damn cheap and the prices there
are so danm great! In any case, I'd like to express my sincere
thanks to the amazing doctors at UmassMemorial that fought for my
life even though it seemed I wouldnt make it, to The Tool Shed for
helping me with my frame of mind, to the New England people, and
especially to my wife Marta.
A.B. up in Canada
"A great store. I've been going to it for many years, at the
location and prior locations. Not only good prices, but tools
impossible to find new."
S.C., Sharon MA
"Just wanted to say Al has supplied my tools to build a 14 x 24
shed and then
turn it into a woodworkers dream. The prices are great and the
like nothing you'll find in Massachusetts.
T.N., Rutland, MA
(some of the things I've done for customers over the years:
I want to thank you for setting up the link to the guy selling the portable
sawmill. I bought it and I know I got a great deal. I appreciate you work
even though you didn't directly benefit from it.
"The Tool Shed is pure fun and a bargain hunter's delight.
I have bought so many quality and hard-to-find tools that I feel
compelled to tackle my wife's to-do list. I also enjoy dealing with
Al. He is knowledgeable, honest and always willing to help."
S.G., Worcester MA
"When I come home from a trip to Al's place, my
hands are dirty and my wife gives me funny looks, but my integrity
is intact and my wallet's still full!"
MP, West Boylston.
"Just wanted to let you know - my husband loves the Tool Shed.
We bought our first home last summer, and I can't count how many
times he said "If I only had xxxx, I could do xxxx" - well, since
he discovered the Tool Shed, he has since managed to accumulate a
lot of those "If-I-only-hads" and he has done so many home
improvements around here. It's been wonderful - being first-time
home owners AND with children at home, we don't have a lot of extra
money but we do have a lot of plans and ideas for home
improvements. Thanks to your Tool Shed, we have been able to do
more than what we had planned! Keep up the good work."
"The Toolshed is a good place to
find used tools. Because of the
Toolshed, I now use more US made high-quality tools, which are now
affordable, and I can replace the tools that I lose/get stolen. . I
reccomend the Toolshed."
"I recently bought a $3.00 air tool from you and you explained
that it leaked air. I took it apart and pipe doped the threads and
now it is as good as new."
R.W., Charlton MA
"I don't want my wife to find out how much time I spend
"This is my favorite store"
J.G., Worcester(and many others have
said the same thing)
"It's a Filene's Basement for guys"
"I have been coming to your store for over a year now,
and I love to pick through the tools. There is always
different to look at, and you can't beat the deals either.
Thank you for having such a fun store-- it's one of a kind."
"Best entertainment in town! Where else can you get so much
pleasure for so little money?"
"If you are looking to buy good used tools of all types at
reasonable prices from a straight guy, the Tool Shed is the place
to go. Try it, you'll like it. Sign up for the email newsletter too
- it offers info on the latest additions to inventory along with
pretty good jokes now and then."
F.D., Plainville CT
"Good stuff at good prices."
"Nice prices for quality tools. Very happy with purchases I
"Lots of good deals and you find things you didn't know you
"It's easier to come here than to go to the flea market because
you're doing the work for me."
"You can't beat the prices--there are the best bargains I've
ever found in my entire life. I buy all my tools from the Tool
"Wide variety of tools, and I love the bargain table."
"The Tool Shed has tools you can't find anywhere else."
R.B., Providence RI
"Right before I came here for the first time I'd just bought a
new drill bit for $28. And I found the same thing here for fifty
"The only place I know to satisfy my tool addiction."
"I don't know what this place does to me...I'm late...I have no
time to stop...and I'm here anyway!"
And last but not least, from the owner of the business next
"There are so many customers coming and going that some of my
customers are asking what you sell besides tools!"