Posted by: Realist | September 20, 2008

Having the Right Tools

My most recent project rewiring a utility trailer really brought home the need to have the right tools to do a job.  With the right tools, a job is easy, and often fun.  Without the right tools, a job is pure frustration.

For the trailer project, I ended up using an angle grinder, voltmeter, and fish tape.  These are not typical tools the novice do-it-yourselfer has around the house.

One game I play with myself is that when I do a DIY project, I let myself buy a new tool.  Usually, DIY plus the cost of a new tool is still cheaper than hiring a pro.  And typically I end up using the same new tool in future projects, so I consider it an investment.

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