Ok, I know, I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel with this post, but whose blog is it anyway. Plus, it can’t be too obscure a post since wikipedia.com has a page devoted to them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_pliers
In elementary school there was a kid I knew that needed some money, so he asked me if I wanted to buy a pair of small diagonal cutters (wire cutters). I said sure! He sold them to me for a whopping 50 cents. I’m not sure how much that would have translated to today, but it seemed reasonable to me, so I bought them.
Now, it didn’t even occur to me back then that he could have stolen the cutters from his father’s tool box, or something like that, after all, what’s an 8-10 year old kid doing with diagonal cutters. Hmm, now that I think of it, what was I going to do with them.
To date, I think this was my best and most practical purchase ever, “Best”, because I still own the cutters, so I definitely got well over my 50 cents worth of use out of them and “Practical”, because I still use them to this day, as they are my favorite diagonal cutters in my tool box.