Can my customer, who will not let me complete the work, hold my tools for collateral if I have already been paid in full but not allowed to complete the job?

Question Details: I started a remodeling job or my customers and due to some personal and financial issues I had to ask them to pay me the rest of the money before the job was complete. For the same personal and financial reasons, I was unable to work on the project for several weeks though I did keep in touch with the customer letting them know I was not running out on them. When I return to complete the project, we customer said they did not want me to work for them anymore and had already hired somebody else to finish the work and wanted a portion of the money back for the work it was not completed and is holding my tools for collateral. Can they legally do this?

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