Originally Posted by cyclopsblown34
that's what I was thinking, no more than I use mine, there's no point in saving them. I've probably used 20 nails in the three years I've had it. When I did use it though, man was it handy.
LOL, as DBM says, I have used BOXES of them. So being able to reuse them would be handy. But again, a personal thing, I don't work this hard to work harder at saving a few bucks. But this is just me, I MUCH, MUCH rather spend an extra $100 on sand paper than an extra day sanding, you know what I mean?
ESPECIALLY at 51 years old! I am doing a complete bathroom remodel at my home. I have spent more money than I ever have on something like this, and we aren't talking marble and gold fixtures. This is a real "common man" bathroom here nothing special. But it is kicking my ever loving ars in work. It isn't my thing first off, I know next to nothing about doing half the stuff I have done in this bathroom. But the extra money I have spent on tools and equipment has helped a LOT. When I started the project (at the plumbing, TOTAL replumbing of the bathroom) I walked into our REAL hardware store in town (not a "McHome" store where they don't know if their butt is bored or punched) and told the guy in the plumbing dept. "I am a professional at my trade and have tens of thousands of dollars in tools, I KNOW what a quality tool or product costs and know how much better it is to work with. Show me what the pro plumbers would use for this job". He showed me all the stuff and I bought it, I bought conservatively AMONG the pro tools, don't get me wrong I didn't just buy the best there was. But I bought pro tools and I bought pro supplies. The difference this made is hard to fathom. I KNOW that I would have worked a LOT harder using the tools and supplies I THOUGHT I would have been using.
Listening to that man and buying those better tools and supplies saved my back from a LOT of work and I am thankful I did it.
If the newbe only knew how much better a quality autobody tool is than the Harbor Fright (yes I spelled it wrong on purpose) Chinese junk tools they would never have bought them!
The difference between the cheap sandpaper and the best is MILES, it is friggin THOUSANDS OF MILES better! Life is just too short to work so hard when it isn't necessary.
DBM, please don't take this post as directed toward you in any way. I am just talking here and it is NOTHING personal or anything like that. PLEASE don't take it that way. We all do things different and look at things different.