For my birthday, my mother-in-law (don’t worry– she doesn’t read this) gave me a refrigerator magnet with a picture of two guys with their heads under the hood of an old car. The caption reads:
“A man needs only two tools in his workshop: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use the WD-40. If it does move and it shouldn’t, use the duct tape.”
It’s a cute magnet and everything, but isn’t it obvious that quote is a total lie? I never seem to have enough tools, and I’m always eager to buy more whenever I can find money to buy them and a place to keep them.
In fact, here are the tools I would love to add to my workshop next:
Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand: portability, power, accuracy and the best safety features in a benchtop table saw– this thing is the bomb!
Makita 18 Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Driver Drill Kit: great power-to-weight ratio and batteries that charge fast– it puts my 8-year-old 9.6V Black and Decker to shame.
Werner 32-Foot Extension Ladder: perfect for all those “hard to reach” places on the exterior of my house that need my attention.
And let’s not forget that tool acquisition isn’t just a “man” thing, either. There are plenty of tool-lovin’, DIYin’, dirty fingernails gals out there, too. Holla back, ladies!
Although duct tape isn’t very good for ripping lumber, drilling holes or reaching high-up places, it is, ironically, excellent at holding items on a refrigerator door. It looks like the only unnecessary tool here is the refrigerator magnet.
(It still makes a fine gift, though. Thanks, Mom!)