Swedesboro Hardware

The hardware store I visited was not in New York, but rather in southern New Jersey near family of mine. Since I’m down there nearly every other weekend, I figured I would take a look around and check out what was in the area. Turns out.. Not much. A couple dinky little hardware stores but nothing substantial. Then, we stumbled upon Swedesboro Hardware in (unsurprisingly) Swedesboro, New Jersey. The building was large and stand-alone, which was a lot different than the tiny stores we’d seen in shopping centers. It was the only one for miles and it was right off a main road, so there was no way to miss it. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by three employees who were friendly and incredibly helpful. There was a very small selection of hand power tools (the entire selection can be seen in my photo) and they only had three brands: DeWalt, Master Mechanic, and Black + Decker. But they did have more to choose from than I expected, including angle grinders, circular saws, jigsaws, sanders, reciprocating saws, and drills (both corded and cordless) from each brand. Though there was only half a wall of tools, there were two complete aisles worth of accessories for them. The largest sections in the store were for gardening supplies and paint. There was no lumber selection at all, nor were there any larger power tools. Luckily for me, everything in the store was well organized, clean, aisles were clearly labeled, and the employees were attentive so it was easy to find the few supplies I needed to buy. This hardware store is probably the only decent one for miles so if you’re in the area looking for a place with plenty of options for home improvement projects, this is an excellent place to go. However, this store doesn’t have the best selection of items for our particular needs.

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1 Response to Swedesboro Hardware

  1. If you end up doing any work on touring shows or summer stock theatre you will spend a lot of time in stores like this. It really shows what kind of work gets done in the area – gardening supplies and no lumber means the area mostly caters to existing homeowners and landscaping companies but there isn’t a lot of new construction going on.

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