Additional Services

Edinburgh Tool Library

Tool Sharpening & Renovation

Additional Services 1
Meet Dick, our Tool Sharpening Guru and all round amazing Tooligan!

It goes without saying that part of the ETL ethos is to make tools last. We make the most of our tools by sharing them, and this requires them to be kept in good condition. For this reason we have decided to offer a tool sharpening and renovation service to everyone. You don’t even have to be a member!

The cost is £3.50 per tool, or 3 tools for £10.00.

This covers all normal hand tools such as:

  • chisels
  • planes
  • scissors and kitchen knives
  • most garden tools (shears, loppers, secateurs, and some mowers)

Saws are costed on an individual basis. We do not sharpen swords, guillotines or aeroplane propellers!

Additional Services 2
We all like to look sharp before we go to work. So do your tools.

This service, like the rest of the tool library, is provided to you out of passion and generosity by amazing volunteers like Dick! So here’s too them. And the service is initially at our Portobello location only, and is available during our regular opening hours (Thurs 5-8pm, Friday 11am-2pm, Monday 11am-2pm & 5-8pm). Completion may take up to a week, but normally less. No appointment necessary, just drop in.