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QOTD: Are We Fancy Tool People?

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A while ago, someone posted about AVE on Jalopnik and I instantly knew I’d spend hundreds of hours watching his weird YouTube channel. Four years later, I’m a subscriber, a Patreon supporter, and all the time I was supposed to put into keeping up with prestige TV has gone to watching a pair of Canadian hands manipulating tools of all kinds. Most recently, I caught this little video on some really nice Japanese tools from Nepros.

Which got an age-old question kicking around in my skull. When it comes to tools, are you a buy-once, cry once person? Or are you a buy, break, buy again, break again person? Harbor Freight or SK? Are we fancy tool people?

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frankencamry
FrankenCamry

I’m “buy cheap first, buy expensive second.”

No sense dumping big cash into a tool you only need once. After you find out you actually use it frequently enough to matter, spend the money.