Have you looked recently at buying a hand tool? Go into any supplier, whether it’s a specialist tools shop or one of the well known hardware store or one of the department stores, the range of hand tools can be very confusing because there are so many brands, types with a price range to match.
If you are not familiar with hand tools this can be extremely daunting. If the shop assistant is not a DIY person they might lack the knowledge to help you make your selection.
When considering how much you spend to buy your tools first decide on how often you will need to use this tool and will a cheaper one suit your needs instead of spending money on a top of the range tool.
If you are only going to be using it occasionally, the cheaper one may do the job. However, if you are going to be using it on a regular basis then I would buy the best possible tool that I could afford to buy.
Good quality tools if cared for appropriately and used what they are meant to be used for will give you many years of service.
Use the right tool for the job. Don’t use you good chisel for cutting through nails or tinsnips for cutting wires and cables.
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