Although it is skill and not tools that matters
most, few contractors will deny that having the
right tool often means the difference between
making a profit or not. But with manufacturers
busily introducing new tools, and builders finding
new ways to use the old ones, it is not always
clear which is the "right tool."
Last August, to find out which tools are being
used in the field and in what ways, we went to
the best source we know — our readers.
The tool surveys were sent to 750 randomly
chosen readers and were returned by 176. The
23% response, considered outstanding for any
survey, says in itself that the builders