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Wannamaker's Hardware

1298 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476 781-643-1900

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the people who work here are wonderful - pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable.... - Jan 16, 2020

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Atlas True Value Hardware

1871 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132 617-325-9494

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Atlas True Value in West Roxbury is what a local hardware should be - knowledgeable,... - Apr 04, 2020

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Hart's Hardware

442 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880 781-245-0989

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Very helpful people. - May 12, 2018

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Green's Hardware & Paint

308 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481 781-431-8877

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They are so quick to help that one doesn't have time to browse! - Jan 15, 2020

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Robinsons Hardware

1 Nicholas Rd
Framingham, MA 01701 508-877-1888

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Used this store many times, great staff, Always will to help no matter the... - Jan 20, 2019

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Lowe's

350 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701 508-309-1183

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I love this Lowe’s .. I can always find someone to help.. they employees... - Jun 08, 2019

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Lowe's

306 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA 02026 781-355-3780

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I now look for sales when I decide between this Lowe's and Norwood H. D. Prefer... - Sep 06, 2013

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Rocky's Ace Hardware

50 Peters St
North Andover, MA 01845 978-794-8571

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Very helpful staff! - May 07, 2020

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Fells True Value Hardware

654 Main St
Winchester, MA 01890 781-729-0902

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Wonderful old-style hardware store - Jan 29, 2016

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Rocky's Ace Hardware

653 Main St
Walpole, MA 02081 508-660-1695

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It's a great store with a lot of variety and lots of interesting things... - May 25, 2019

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Round's True Value Hardware

290 Main St
Stoneham, MA 02180 781-438-0116

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Whatever your need they have it - Jul 16, 2017

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Home Depot

1415 Boston Providence Hwy
Norwood, MA 02062 781-762-9270

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Always a consistent service - May 24, 2019

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Home Depot

50 Traders Way
Salem, MA 01970 978-741-9299

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can find everything i need for my hardware supplies in one place - May 01, 2020

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True Value by Ideal

232 Lexington St
Waltham, MA 02452 781-894-2188

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Staff very knowledgeable and friendly, nothing else more to say. Very convenient. - May 13, 2019

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Lowe's

50 Lowe's Way
Lowell, MA 01851 978-677-5679

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amazing store - Feb 16, 2018

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Rocky's Ace Hardware

203 Sudbury Rd
Concord, MA 01742 978-369-5181

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Knowledgeable staff; everything out where one can explore it. - Apr 01, 2017

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Rocky's Ace Hardware

39 Washington St
Canton, MA 02021 781-821-3012

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Everything a local hardware store should be. Much better than dealing with... - Jan 22, 2014

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Home Depot

75 Mystic Ave
Somerville, MA 02143 617-623-0001

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Located in a trending area with some luxury apartments sprouting a few blocks... - Jan 31, 2018

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Home Depot

701 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough, MA 01752 508-357-2223

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It will do for a big box store. Staff used to be more helpful and reliable... - Feb 27, 2019

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Westford Ace Hardware

527 Groton Rd
Westford, MA 01886 978-692-0774

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I brought a used chain saw chain to the store for sharpening. The chain was... - Jun 13, 2020

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