Use the right tool for the right job.  Measure twice so as to only cut once.

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A well designed tool will reduce the amount of effort needed to effect a repair. Well-made tools should make repairs a pleasure and inspire projects, then serve far beyond the span of the process.

Kaufmann Mercantile is a wonderful source for excellent tools:
*One of the best Tool belts
*Double-edged Saw
*ideal Pencils 
*Ideal Key Ring