Community Tool Chest

As a result of participating in the nation-wide Americas Best Community Competition, co-applicants Arlington/Darrington were selected as one of eight finalists. This nation-wide competition, sponsored by Frontier Communications, Dish, CoBank and the Weather Channel was designed to help communities create sustainable long-term revitalization and economic development plans.  At this phase of the competition, each of the eight finalists received $100,000 to put multiple initiatives into action. The three communities most successful in initiative execution and community engagement over a period of 11 months will win $1-3 million dollars for third to first place respectively.

The Arlington/Darrington winning proposal contained six goal areas with multiple initiatives in each to create long-term revitalization. One of the initiatives in the ABC proposal was the creation of a Community Tool Chest. This chest allows businesses to borrow tools they cannot afford to purchase, enabling them to make repairs or improve the aesthetics of their business. In the tool chest there are items such as a pressure washer, paint supplies, ladders, saws, garden tools, and more. The City of Arlington is coordinating the purchase of the items and is providing a storage facility close to downtown. There is no cost to loan these items.

Below you will find a list of all the tools available to you as a business owner to improve your business inside or out. The tools we elected to purchase in partnership with the City will help you do repairs, change the aesthetics of your building inside and out or simply give your store front a good scrubbing. These tools are available for you to use at no cost.

Tool rentals are limited to 48 hours so please be sure you are ready to start your project before checking out any tool. That way we can have availability for all who need them. Check out items by calling Rich Senff at Action Sports Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. That phone number is 360-435-9505. He will arrange to meet you at our tool storage facility. When you are done, please call him again to arrange a drop off time.

Although we are not charging for the use of any tool, we will ask that you repair or replace any item that is damaged or broken during your checkout period. Further, you agree to release D.A.B.A. and the City of Arlington from any liability incurred during your use of any item in the tool chest. Please print out and complete this form before meeting with Rich to collect your desired tool or tools:

Liability Form

Tool Check Out Form


Sprayer (For moss/weeds) Roundup 4-Gallon Tank Sprayer W/Strap
Electric Pressure washer (2) Greenworks 1800-PSI 1.1 Gallon-Gpm Electric
Paint Sprayer Graco LTS 15 Electric Stationary Airless Paint Sprayer
Shop Vac Shop-Vac 12-Gallon 6.5 HP Shop Vacuum W/Attachments
Industrial Carpet Cleaner Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3  3-Gallon Upright Carpet Cleaner
Ladder – Extension Werner 20′ Aluminum 300 LB Extension Ladder
Ladder 10′ Werner 10′ Aluminum 300 LB Step Ladder
Ladder 8′ Werner 8′ Fiberglass 375 LB Step Ladder
Extension Cords (5) Utilitech 100′ 13-AMP 14-Guage Outdoor Extension Cord
Portable Shop Lights (2) Utilitech 1-Light 500-Watt Halogen Portable Work Light
Leaf Blower (Hand Held) Husqvarna 28cc 2-Cycle Heavy-Duty Handheld Gas Leaf Vlower
Cordless Drill Dewalt 20-Volt Lithium Ion 1/2″ Cordless Drill W/Battery & Hard Case
Drill Bits Dewalt 20-Pack Ferrous Twist Drill Bit Set
Small Tool Kit Kobalt 230-Piece Household Tool Set W/Soft Case
Small Air Compressor Porter-Cable 0.8-HP 6-Gallon 150-PSI 120-Volt Pancake Elec. Air Compressor
Hose Kit Kobalt 12-Piece Accessory Kit
Electric Sander Black & Decker 2-Amp Orbital Sander
Compound Miter Saw Dewalt 12″ 15-AMP Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Window Cleaning Device Ettore Rubber Window Squeegee
Mops (2) Quickie Professional Wet Mop
Mop Bucket Quickie 5-Gallon Professional Mop Wringer Bucket W/Wheels
Buckets (2) Rubbermaid Commercial 14 Quart Bucket
Sponges Armaly ProPlus 6-Pack Polyurethane Sponges
Garden Hoses (4) Flexon 5/8″ X 100′ Garden Hose
Hose Nozzles (4) Yardsmith 4 Inch Metal Twist Hose Nozzle
Traffic Cones (6) (For cleaning areas) Corsan 28″ Plumber’s Safety Cone
Caution Signs (2) (Wet ) Hillman Group 29″ X 13.5″ Wet Floor Sign
Putty Knife Blue Hawk Putty Knife 3″ Multi-Tool
Scraper – Long Handled Blue Hawk 48″ Forged Ice Scrapper
Push Brooms (4) Quickie Bulldozer Poly Fiber Stiff Push Broom
Extension Pole for Paint/Window Cleaning (2) Mr. LongArm Pro-Pole 6.29′ to 11.75′ Telescoping Threaded Pole