I realize that not all of you are reading from within the U.S., but I understand things are getting tougher all over. So here’s my question: Has the slowing economy affected your tool purchases at all. If so, how?
I can tell you that it’s affected me, especially in terms of optional tool purchases. For example, I’d love to have a new set of ratcheting box-ends in common SAE sizes, but because I already have plenty of SAE combo wrenches (non-ratcheting, of course), I’ll stick with what I’ve got until things loosen up a bit. And I’ll probably hold off on major wood power tool purchases since Sean’s got those covered — and it’s only a short drive from my place to his.
But how does it affect you? Bonus: Tell us whether you’re a pro or DIYer, and if you’re both, how cash affects your purchases for each. I’m interested!
(Thanks, redjar, for the awesome CC-licensed photo.)