Here is a topic that I though would be interesting to see opinions on.
Chuck and Jonathan made me think of starting a thread when reading Chucks thread
I am rather perplexed about this subject. I would like to help friends out and be a good neighbor but some people dont seem to appreciate or care for tools when you lend them out. What I try and do (which drags me into their dilema) is to rather help them accomplish the task that is needed by my tool as opposed to letting them have the item they need with them not having any knowledge of how to use it.
But then there are those that dont buy any tools and sponge off you perpetually. I try and avoid those people.
My SWMBO says dont sweat they are only tools, but hey I have carefully selected my tools and paid good money for them and expect them to last because I know I will look after them. Why should you put up with someone else wearing out your tools.
Whats your view on this subject. Maybe you can help me be more flexible on the matter or NOT.