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Last post Author Topic: Skimp or splurge?  (Read 34484 times)


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Re: Skimp or splurge?
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2008, 05:21 PM »
Great thread!
Regular gas for my '97 Toyota, but I use Union 76. Cheap gas is cheap gas. I have 35 year-old chef's knives that hold an edge beautifully. Good tools, yes. GOOD mattress absolutely! Some splurges are worth it: s_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1218837942&sr=8-1 is the best can opener ever. Mouser, I feel your tape pain. I too, learned the hard way. Thanks for all the suggestions, App103; good stuff. Got a yard or a sunny window? Grow food and/or herbs.
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Re: Skimp or splurge?
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2008, 05:29 PM »
Splurge on Good Tools - Crimpers, Multi-Tools, Screwdrivers, Knives, Pliers, Wire-Cutters, etc - eBay may have cheap ones, but it shows!
There's an eddy in the time-space continuum where my screwdrivers all migrate. (I believe it's located next to the place where socks go)

So screwdrivers are definitely not a splurge item for me.

I have a bunch of cheaper screwdrivers 'here and there', because of what you said - the evil screwdriver-stealing-gremlins!  ;)
Unfortunately, they bend, get dull/rounded/blunted very quickly, tear up screw heads, or (OW!) slip out of the slot and stab me, or an unfortunate bystander (table top, mobo, etc.) - They're OK for emergencies or casual use, but I invested in a QUALITY set which I religiously keep in my toolbox for 'Real Work' - the difference is like comparing a Leatherman  :-* to a $6 eBay generic multi-tool!