Choose your weapons
Whenever I accompany my students to NCECA I tell them to treat themselves to a Bison trimming tool. One should own one. They always gripe and complain about spending $58 on a trimming tool. I always counter with "How much would a carpenter spend on a good hammer?"" If you were a backhoe operator would you not want a good Kubota or John Deere that would start each morning and do the job?" Please why are so many potters penny wise and pound foolish.
I do love, and own many, Dolan tools. I also think they are priced right.