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Life Tip #17: The Right Tool

Something you should remember:  90 percent of getting the job done is choosing the right tool.

While this applies metaphorically to all kinds of situations, in this one I am literally talking about working with your hands. But feel free to take from it what you will.

I can’t tell you how important it is - when working around the house, on a car, whatever - to get the right tool for the job. There’s a lot of stuff your old man can do, and the main difference between me and anyone who can’t is typically that I learn what tool to use, and I use it.

Why get frustrated and waste time and effort trying to get a wood screw to hold curtains up, when you can buy a stud finder or an anchor for less than $10? Why tug and pull on a difficult bolt or strip a screw, when you can spend less than $20 on a cheap socket wrench or a screw driver set? It’s 2012 … adjust prices for inflation Charlie. ;)

Choosing the right tool is always the best way keep a 10-minute job from becoming an 60-minute job, and the right tool almost always ensures the job is done right the first time. So heed my advice, and get yourself couple of the basics one should always have around the house:

Hammer, rubber mallet, cordless power drill with drill bit set (including screw bits), stud finder, level, torpedo level, super glue, wire strippers, allen wrench set, tongue-and-groove pliers, needle-nose pliers, locking pliers, razor knife, tape measure, square, headlamp, and toolbox.

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