A Harbor Freight just opened up here in Bellingham. I have never been to one. I have seen on the internet where some people have waxed poetically about the experience. If I was to write a poem about it, it's tone would be similar to a dirge. I just don't see the appeal of such cheap tools, but I suspect they fill a demand. It got me to wondering when is cheap good enough? In my mind, cheap would only be the choice if I believe it was going to be destroyed or harmed in such a manner that I would be disposing of it after a short use.
I understand that cheap tools and cheap products have provided more of an opportunity to more people to have such tools or products. The alternative before the advent of such cheap products was fewer purchases as people saved up their money.
As I get older, and I am not sure it is because of wisdom or senility, I find myself buying quality even if it means doing without until I can afford it. I don't think it is the "right" way, just the right way for me.
I just want to mention that I went to Harbor Freight a little out of curiosity, but also to procure some Evap-o-rust. It is hard to find around here.
Now that I have stirred things up, I think I will go down to the shop and make some ash curlies. Have a good day!