Since buying our home last year the stuff inside our garage is ever-growing. still we have not more than 20% of the stuff our neighbors (on both sides) have. Though I am trying hard to catch up. Every time I visit Home Depot or Lowes, I come out with a new tool. When I look at the garages of our neighbors, I wonder how often they use some of the tools they have. I think some of them were needed only once. Is it prudent to buy tools even if you need to use it once in your life time? Antoine is a tools enthusiast, who makes a case for renting out some of the tools today. Enjoy this guest post from Antoine.
You might find it surprising, but according to some research studies, it seems that an average tool (including power tools) are used for about 30 to 60 minutes in their lifetime. Sure, you can use a tool for a whole day or perhaps a whole week, but this study was based on the continual usage. Using these things is only a matter of seconds that keep adding up. What happens during the rest of their lifetime? Nothing spectacular. In fact, tools spend more time stored than used, whether they make it to some random toolboxes, garages or workshops.