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Forum topic by Mario posted 06-07-2007 06:38 PM 1226 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2007 06:38 PM

I don’t know about others but I get frustrated by the quality of some of the tools on the market. I have decided that as long as I buy them I am helping to make a market for them and they will continue to grow.

Therefore I have made a promise to myself that I as an individual can choose to “buy once and get a good quality tool”

Also I will not complain about tools anymore when I can make a change myself.

I know that I can only change my onw behavior but I am resigned to do that.

I also know that this will impact the timing of new tool purchases as it will take longer to save the $$. But it will make my apreciate the tools when I can afford them.

I have been checking out estate auctions and getting some nice old tools and will continue to do that when I can.

-- Hope Never fails

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#1 posted 06-09-2007 01:28 AM

Sounds like some “daily affirmations” have been articulated.

Your thought process is very sound. Quality costs! One could always argue the merits of what constitutes quality tools but in the final analysis; can it do it’s job accurately, repeatably ,reliably and safely?

Auctions, garage sales, flea markets are good sources to find quality tools; you’re well on your way.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 06-09-2007 01:48 AM

I agree. I am always on the hunt for good quality tools. I would prefer to spend the money one time.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-09-2007 04:58 AM

Yup, buy once. Buy quality.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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