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#1 posted 08-23-2012 05:28 PM

Bang for the buck.

Bang includes quality, performance, reliability and capability (capacity + power). I want all of these to be above average. Note that quality & reliability minimize the need for customer service, but if I hear from others that service sucks, I’ll avoid that brand.

Buck is what I have to spend. If I can’t afford it, I (almost) always wait until I can. That means I do without – a lot. I’m often surpised by how I manage to make do even though I don’t have the tool I just GOT to have.

I don’t actually buy all that much in tools. I’m too broke and too busy trying to make stuff.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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