Basically Tool Hire is proud to be one of the leading tool hire and repairs providers in the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders.
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Getting the public working for 20 years

Founded by Colin Cassidy in 1999, our family owned tool hire business has over two decades of experience providing equipment throughout the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders. Colin, an all-round handyman with an enterprising mindset, decided to put his deep reserve of tools and equipment out to hire. Originally based out of a building he had constructed himself initially intended as a sawmill, Basically Tool Hire was born. We have since developed into one of the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders premier family owned tool hire businesses.

Equipment For All Projects

Basically Tool Hire is a family owned tool hire business providing everything from floor sanders to excavators. At our location in Edinburgh, Scotland we stock a comprehensive range of tools and equipment available for hire. We have machinery for projects of all scales, from the professional builder and landscaper to a DIY-er ready to tackle any job in the home. Some of the equipment provide includes the following:
  • Vibrating plates
  • Stihl saws
  • Cement mixers
  • Rotovators
  • Sanders
  • Nail guns
  • Flooring
  • Plumbs
  • Pumps
  • Lights
  • Painting equipment
  • and much more!

Quick & Efficient Repairs

DIY equipment picked up some damage in the heat of a project? No worries, we can handle it all: our team of seasoned repairs veterans has seen it all. No metal is too twisted, no carboretor too scrambled – our experience and skill means we can have your equipment back to you in working order in a fast and efficient manner.

Basically Tool Hire Story

In 1999, Colin Cassidy decided he had had enough. If you were a working man, trying to provide for your family, how many times would you be willing to lend people your tools and equipment, only to have them returned broken?

With a building built by his own hand, and originally intended as a sawmill, lying disused, he had the idea that maybe he could hire out his machines, rather than giving them away for free… and from there, one of East Scotland’s leading tool hire and repairs providers was born!

We have grown from our humble roots to where we are now: with a hire fleet consisting of a vibrating plate, a Stihl saw, a cement mixer and a rotovator and more. Basically Tool Hire has grown in to a business with everything from floor sanders to excavators.

At our location in Edinburgh, Scotland we stock a comprehensive range of tools and equipment available for hire. We have machinery for projects of all scales, from the professional builder and landscaper to a DIY-er ready to tackle any job in the home.

We are a family owned tool hire business with a deep reserve of equipment available.
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