Whether you're a weekend warrior, or a contractor by trade, renting equipment from Home Depot can be a lifesaver. Home Depot has a variety of things to rent, the prices are reasonable, and the labor time saved can be priceless. Renting tools is a fairly quick and painless process.
I recently demolished a thin concrete slab in our backyard. At first I considered just buying a manual breaker bar, but after comparing the cost of the breaker bar with the price of a jackhammer rental, I ended renting the jackhammer. The jackhammer cost $45.00, and I was able to break up the concrete, hauled it away, and returned the rental within 4 hours. If I bought the breaker bar, I would have paid more and would be sentenced to doing hard labor all weekend long.
Last Saturday, I also had to rent a 32' extension ladder to clean out my gutters. I found out that Home depot has a policy that equipment rented after 6pm can be used until 9AM the following morning for the cost of a regular 4 hour rental. So if you plan on working late in the evening, and early the next morning, take advantage of this extended 4 hour rental (actually 15 hours).
So, without trying to sound like Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, consider renting bigger and better equipment to get your next project done sooner. It will usually save time and money in the long run.