Today, on insruction, I went 20 miles to a DIY and got him a McKeller rotery tool to cut tiles. Cost me £29.99 and I prompty brought it home. he didnt like it. It had no "guts" in it he said. Waste of £29.99.
But this seems true of everything he gets. Most birthdays and Christmases I buy him some tool or other I have seen him looking at constantly in the various tool merchants and shops. He even expresses interest in wanting them!
I bought him a £500 Hilti heavy duty hammer drill , large type. he gave it away to a work colleague. I bought him a Mikita Jig saw ( 200 pounds) didnt like it , was "rubbish" he said. It was eventually stolen whilst he was working - someone else didnt think it was rubbish obviously
I have bought him so many kinds of electric and cordless drill I have lost count. None of them under £50 . Two were Hilti's. I have bought him a sander and a planer ( lost the planer to a carpenter and I had to replace it, but he still said it was rubbish. I bought him dozens of tool boxes .....
I bought him a nail gun, for pinning bath panels - rubbish. I bought him a I bought him a 12 ft by 12 ft ship lap pine panelled shed - he has it fiulled with "rubbish" but says the shed is no good any way. I bought him a concrete mixer , doesnt like it, it will get dirty quickly - rubbish. I bought him a Black and Decker Workmate - rubbish again. I got him a power washer and drain clearing attachments..... same story , but he takes them to work.
Last Christmas I bought him a chop and mitre saw ( another £200 one). He promptly called it rubbish and put it on his van to take to work because he had lost his wood saw a few days before.
So why do so many men whinge about the tools they get and still use them?