We were thrilled when our longtime contributor hipstomp agreed to pick ten of his favorite tools for our Ultimate Summer Gift Guide. As he explains below, his selections reflect his signature unconventional yet practical approach:
I love working with my hands and I'm extremely picky about my tools. A crap tool will ruin your day and a cleverly-designed tool multiplies its own value exponentially by helping you easily create lasting objects or enduring repairs. There's probably nothing in my life more carefully curated than my tool collection, and looking over it for this review, I realized how many different tools I have specifically for cutting things—paper, plastic, cardboard, foam, fabric, rubber, wood and more—so here I'll focus on Ten Cutting Tools I Can't Live Without.
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