Adages are finely distilled information passed down through multiple generations, wisdom in its purest form; brief, succinct, easily remembered, and unlike the modern ‘sound bite’ they have a remarkable tendency to be true.
Let's drill down into that old adage "always buy the best tools you can afford" by being very specific about what it isn’t:
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It isn’t: ‘buy as many tools as you can afford’ - A line of twenty abused No.4’s will not serve you better than one good one.
It isn’t: ‘buy cheap tools to begin with and then replace them when your skills justify it’ - The greater investment is the time you spend becoming intuitive with that particular tool, so choose one that will see you through and practice with it.
It isn’t: ‘buy the best gadgets you can afford’ - Almost nothing we sell was invented in the last 100 years, the rare exceptions have to be just that - exceptional.
It isn’t: ‘buy the most expensive tools you can’ - People’s budgets vary, so we single out the two sweet spots: the best quality available (which isn’t always the dearest) and the best bang for your buck.
If other people want to be the most expensive, the cheapest, the biggest or the most profitable then good luck to them; at Workshop Heaven we will concentrate on serving those craftspeople who just want to buy the best tools they can afford.