I recently posted in my blog about a UK tool hire chain called HSS tool hire. That post wasn’t the most flattering to HSS and unfortunately this brief post isn’t going to be too dissimilar.
I have no experience with Home Depot, but as I was writing my blog post about HSS, I suspected that Home Depot was largely the same. For that reason I went to their website and checked out their rental services.
They have very similar machines to HSS but with an american brand Clarke. Clarke coincidentally, do manufacture some good machines, but Home Depot doesn’t hire out the good ones.
Unlike HSS, Home Depot don’t publish their prices on their website, which was my major gripe with HSS. I am sure however that their rental rates are way overpriced. (anyone with experience, feel free to chime in, in the comments section)
In fairness to these companies, it probably has something to do with their size that prohibits them from purchasing better machines. They have to spend as little as possible and charge as much as possible so the can tick the box of being a floor sander rental company.
Again, just like HSS, Home Depot don’t appear to have a corner sander, which again speaks to the lack of concern for the task at hand, producing a beautiful floor.
For obvious reasons, in the US, you may not be so near a professional floor sander hire shop, but definitely search online and try to find one. You will produce a much better finish and it may cost you even less than going to somewhere like Home Depot.