SouthEast PortlandTool Library
Like the public library... but for tools

Energy-Efficiency & Comfort Workshop – Sat, Oct 25, 2014


We’re really excited to offer you a new and incredibly valuable Home Energy-Efficiency & Comfort Workshop, presented by Doug Kagel of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning. Doug gave us a quick preview at a recent Board meeting, and we were really impressed.

Get ready for winter (and eventually, summer)!

Learn about HVAC and your home.

Where: The Grace Room, St. David’s Church
Date: Saturday October 25, 2014
Time: 9-11am
Cost: FREE (donations to SEPTL welcome.)
Space is limited!

Register now

Topics will include:

  • What is efficiency?
  • Costs / Payback
  • Heat Pumps
  • Ductless
  • Healthy Buildings
  • Air Cleanliness
  • Insulation
  • Inverter Technology
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Fuel Types and the future
  • And more!

Where: The Grace Room, St. David’s Church
Date: Saturday October 25, 2014
Time: 9-11am
Cost: FREE (donations to SEPTL welcome.)
Space is limited!

Register now

Repair Cafe Nov 14, 2014


WHAT: Repair Cafe WHERE: St David of Wales Church, Parish Hall DATE: Friday, November 14, 2014 TIME: 6 - 9 pm FLYER: click to see This is SEPTL's inaugural Repair Cafe, a festive event where volunteers from all over Portland will be on hand to … [Continue reading]

Tool Repair aka Pizza Events


Well your friends and neighbors have been busy again. Over two days this week, twelve (12!) volunteers spent several hours evaluating damaged tools,  repairing when possible, and recycling when the item was beyond hope. We always have a great time, … [Continue reading]

Even MORE new tools for you.


We've pooled your generous donations and bought even more tools for you to use: __ Toro 12 amp Variable Speed Electric Blower Vacuum. #31893 ____________________________ Chicago Electric  18 Volt Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver with Keyless … [Continue reading]

Hospital treats SEPTL volunteer as VIP


There are so many benefits to becoming a SEPTL volunteer, but here's one we had not recognized 'til now. For the past few weeks, Thursday night visitors may have noticed that I have been trying, poorly, to fill in for Joe who injured a knee and is … [Continue reading]

Recent tool purchases


Overdue fines and your generous donations allow us to purchase new tools. Recent additions are: PORTER-CABLE  Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor with 13-Piece Accessory Kit #31869 ___________________________________ DEWALT  2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet … [Continue reading]

Neighborhood Fairs and Picnics, oh my!

Steve Couche, the driving force who made SEPTL a reality in 2010, is still out at every opportunity letting our neighbors know about the wonder that is the Tool Library. On July 26th, Steve will have a table set up at the Division/Clinton Street … [Continue reading]

Rules changed

1) Tools are now due back by NOON on Saturday rather than 10am, and due back Tuesday and Thursday by 7 pm closing time. 2) The rest of this post was clear as mud, so I've rewritten it. This rule change is about borrowing or renewing when you have … [Continue reading]

Seismic Retrofit Workshop – July 2014

When our last Seismic Retrofit Workshop filled to overflowing in January, we promised you a repeat engagement, and here it is for all of you who were turned away. For this Workshop we are once again tapping the skills and generosity of Michael Wieber … [Continue reading]

Tool Sharpening May 10, 2014


GET YOUR TOOLS SHARPENED AND HELP SEPTL TOO! DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014 TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm WHERE: Parking lot of St. David’s Episcopal Church on the corner of SE 28th and Harrison Street. See the flyer This is the time to get a … [Continue reading]