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Blog entry by inchanga posted 10-16-2012 04:37 PM 1188 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just explained to my wife that if I can’t afford to buy tools it makes sound economic sense to buy good quality expensive tools I can’t afford rather than cheap and nasty tools I can’t afford…...She is still thinking about it and I’m off to the tool shop before the penny drops

-- chris, north wales http://salemchapelfurniture.co.uk/



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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 05:35 PM

I have the opposite problem. I always go for the cheap and my wife scolds me for not going the extra dollar for the quality that will clearly out last the cheap stuff. She’s right!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 06:56 PM

depending of how often you are going to use a tool
if its on daily basis go for the best
if its once or twice a year ….....
if you earn money with the tools go for the best
if its a hobby …..

Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 10-16-2012 11:47 PM

Makes sense to me since you will clearly save more cents in the long term ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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NormG

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 05:36 AM

Go for them

-- Norman

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redryder

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 05:39 AM

You tell your wife when your going to buy tools?????

-- mike...............

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inchanga

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 09:48 AM

My wife can sense when I am up to something through three foot of steel cladding at a 100 miles distance

-- chris, north wales http://salemchapelfurniture.co.uk/

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 01:42 PM

just tell your wife …. when she discover it
that like her you need new juwlry´s , highheels , dresses and make up

they just have other names in the dayly speaches …. LOL
but don´t over run her budget for those things unless it is something you build
on the honey to do list …... that always demand a new tool … :-)))

Dennis

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 04:56 PM

If you can afford it go get it; if you can’t then don’t.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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