Are buy-one, get-one-free tools worth the money?
"Everyone likes a bargain, but is it really a big savings if you don't necessarily need the tool in the first place? Consider what you have in your box right now. Will the new purchase duplicate your inventory? These are questions you need to ask yourself before opening up your wallet."
I'm thinking about going cordless with my tools? Is it worth the extra money?
"Well, most likely, you already have those air/electric tools in your box now. So, if you want to go cordless, you can budget for the changeover. But, keep in mind: pay extra and get the best! You need to do your homework and find out what brand or model is going to suit your needs regarding power, cost and long-term reliability."
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ASE-certified technician Pam Oakes is the owner of Pam's Motor City Auto & Tire Center, an award-winning automotive service business in Fort Myers, Fla. She also is the author of the book series Car Care for the Clueless and hosts a weekly radio talk show by the same name on CBS Radio's The Sky and CoachMeRadio. And yes, she still "turns wrenches."