The 10 Best Hardware Stores in New Jersey!

Whether you are planning to finally repaint the bathroom, refurbish an antique lamp, or get your backyard in better shape, the excellent, locally-owned hardware stores of New Jersey have you covered. And if you don’t own the tools necessary to complete a project, many of these hardware stores offer tool and small machinery rental, making the job that much easier. Here are our favorites.

1. Tanis Hardware, Haledon, NJ

Unique is not a word typically used to describe hardware stores, yet this locally-owned store is decorated with vintage looking signs and murals. This plus their excellent customer service makes them truly stand out. In addition to stocking and selling a full range of hardware and tools, Tanis Hardware offers numerous services to help keep your home and garden at its best. Services include local delivery, screen and window repair, pipe cutting, key cutting, kerosene and propane filling, and more.

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2. Schwering’s Hardware, Palmyra, NJ

Schwering’s Hardware has been helping the community with home repairs since 1922. The store has since expanded to sell home and garden supplies and offers numerous services such as key cutting, sharpening, rug cleaning, Have a Heart trap rentals, and more. Schwering’s also can repair or rewire antique lamps.

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3. Major Hardware, Cedar Grove, NH

This carefully-organized hardware store is here to help you find exactly what you need to get your project completed. Open for more than 55 years, Major Hardware has really focused on ensuring that their community has what it needs to take care of their home and garden. To do this, they offer free local delivery, knowledgeable staff, screen repair, small engine repair, propane exchange, and military discounts of 10 percent on many purchases. In addition, they also carry a selection of auto supplies if your car is also in need of a spring tune-up.

4. The Hardware Store, Sparta, NJ

Ready to set up your backyard in time for the spring and summertime grilling season? The Hardware Store is open seven days per week to help you find a fully-assembled grill that is perfect for your needs. They also offer propane exchange as well as several other services, such as screen repair, sharpening, and engine repair, to keep your home and garden running smoothly. 

5. Home Hardware & Supply, Waldwick, NJ

Home Hardware & Supply is staffed with friendly, professional employees who’ll help you find exactly what you are looking for be it for your home or garden. In season, they stock lawn care products, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, de-icing products, and snow blowers. They carry a full range of hardware supplies for any home repair or update.

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6. Colon’s Hardware, Paterson, NJ

Open since 1969, Colon’s Hardware is well-stocked with hardware, plumbing, electrical, and other necessities. They also offer window repair and carry carpet and linoleum. If you don’t have your own tools, don’t worry. They offer rentals for sanders, tools, drain cleaning equipment, and generators. 

7. Frank’s Hardware & Building Supply, Somerset, NJ

As an alternative to big box stores and chains, Frank’s Hardware is a family-run business that has been open since 1947. They carry everything you need for professional or personal home projects both in-store and online. Their friendly staff are also committed to helping you find what you need—even if they don’t have it in stock. Other services include rental of tools and carpet cleaners, small engine repair, blade sharpening, and screen and window repair.

8. Oakland Hardware, Oakland, NJ

Oakland Hardware offers numerous high-quality services, such as screen and lamp repair, assembly, and mailbox installation, perfect for those who need a bit of DIY help. To get you ready for backyard grilling, Oakland Hardware stocks a full range of grills—and offers grill assembly and propane exchange—so you’ll definitely be the barbecue master on the block. In addition, they also carry plumbing and electrical supplies, tools, and outdoor and indoor maintenance necessities. 

9. Saunders Hardware, Montclair, NJ

Open since 1893, Saunders Hardware has long become an institution for all things home and garden repair and renovation. They stock a complete range of electrical, building, and plumbing supplies as well as tools, grills, and other small home appliances. In addition, they can mix Benjamin Moore paints if you fancy a spring update.

10. Schneider Hardware, West Orange, NJ

This long-time family-run business is currently into its third generation. Schneider Hardware offers a great selection of hardware for purchase or rent and numerous services including pipe cutting, screen repair, sharpening, small engine repair, and lamp rewiring. In addition, the staff focus on old buildings and are happy to provide the information you need to get your project completed perfectly.

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