In the hands of an artist, hammers can be used to hang pictures, forge ice sculptures, or chisel love sonnets into freshly laid dry wall. Stock up on handy and stylistic tools with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-improvement supplies from Paul’s Ace Hardware, redeemable at its Fountain Hills, Tempe, and Gilbert locations, as well as on East McDonald Drive and North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
For 55 years and across three generations of owners under its belt, the home-and-garden improvers at Paul’s Ace Hardware have supplied abode owners with the necessary equipment to get the job done, from paints to plumbing wares to douglas-fir lumber. Lubricate moving parts with the rigid spout oiler ($4.99),or eliminate the smells left from a 4th of July’s indoor fireworks display with an air-sponge odor absorber. For heftier needs, take advantage of the rental service at the Fountain Hills and Tempe locations, as staff members can measure, cut, and weave their way to anywhere in the valley with equipment in tow.
Paul's Ace Hardware
Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.