Good luck with getting an answer. You're going to get answers in two basic
categories. One will be those that say buy the best available ("pay once",
"you get what you pay for", etc). The others will say the cheap tool is
fine for occasional use ("I've got a cheap one and for the one time a year I
use it it works fine", etc).
I think it depends on how often you'll use a tool and how much money for
tools you have. Buying two cheap tools that work "ok" for you might be
better than one tool that works fantastic. I do think you generally get
what you pay for. The question is, and only you can answer it, is how good
of a tool do you need?
For those that say buy the best...I propose that you DO NOT buy the best
available 100% of the time. Do you have the best car, the best
washer/dryer, the best house, the best set of chisels, the best saw blade,
the best suit, eat at the best restaurant, etc?. I doubt anyone can say
they have the best of everything they own, but they're quick to tell YOU to
spend your money on the best available.
Just my opinion, but everyone else is welcome to use it...
Larry C in Auburn, WA
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