Your spouse may suspect that every home-improvement project is a pretext for buying a new tool. To soften the financial blow, try the Web for secondhand tools.
Here are a few helpful sites:
A leader in the sale of electrical and automotive tools, with a classified section on used tools.
Internet specials and factory- reconditioned tools.
An inventory of 23,000 hand, power, and stationary tools.
A retail chain specializing in used tools - check the site
Source: Fine Homebuilding, March 1999