In the hands of an artist, hammers can be used to hang pictures, forge ice sculptures, or chisel love sonnets into freshly laid drywall. Stock up on handy and stylistic tools with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-improvement supplies at Ace Hardware's West Salem or Keizer locations.
Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Ace cordless glue guns ($19.99), Stanley rip hammers ($10.49 each), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), help to realize plans of mounting buffalo nickels and steel pennies from coin collections. Home improvers can also illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent-tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Shur-Line premium angle shortcut paint brush ($7.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores proffer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet can be cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).
Stock and prices may vary at the different locations. Call ahead if you're looking for a particular product.
At each of Ace Hardware’s 4,600 locations around the world, attentive and knowledgeable associates oversee well-stocked shelves bearing domestic tools ranging from nuts and bolts to home goods and automotive supplies. As shoppers search for the right supplies to help with common projects such as finishing a basement or turning a mailbox into a working beehive, the shop’s hardware experts stand ready to dispense professional advice whenever it’s needed. They also deliver professional services—such as mower-blade sharpening, key cutting, and propane-tank refilling—that require more than just DIY oomph.