Internet advice I have been repeating:
When buying a tool, buy the cheapest. When it breaks, it means you are using it. Then, buy the most expensive. With the belief that you will end up with a small set of high-quality tools you use.
Coherent enough. But: A wise friend found the flaw in this.
With low-quality tools, the work will be much harder, more frustrating, and less satisfying. It is the process of creation that needs quality tools.
Quality generates quality.