Quality tools

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.