Such a tool

With the sale of our previous home i have control of a tool budget. It is to cover tools, materials for all projects and if someone has to come and do work on the house. The last part as incentive for me to do the job myself and save the money for other things i.e. tools.

Today i am heading out to two local equipment shops that sell/service power tools, lawn mowers, tractors, etc. I am buying a chain saw and right now it comes down to either buying a Husqvarna (nicknamed Husk) or Stihl (pronounced Steel). I believe you get what you pay for and you do not save any money buying cheap tools. You want a quality job you buy quality tools. The tools last longer and are safer when they are reliable and made correctly.

When it comes to hand tools I only buy Craftsman and when it comes to power tools I buy Rigid. They are high quality tools backed by lifelong warranties that are worth every penny.

I have been catching up on the tool fund reserves lately with some purchases and I am giddy. Shop vac, circular saw, tool chest. After the chain saw next on my list is lumber, air compressor and a brad nailer.

I am building heavy duty shelves in the pantry, some sort of wood shed/organizer for the firewood I chop down, a compost bin and a lean-to out near the end of the driveway for the MNA to wait for the bus in inclement weather. Something you see many of around here.

Did I mention the chain saw?

~The Dad