We recently bought an electric screwdriver.
For whatever reason, I assumed that the cost of buying this might not be worth our occasional assembly and repair use case. Thankfully, after getting frustrated at the challenge of assembling some furniture (we moved recently), I checked that assumption and realized buying one was a no brainer.
If you haven’t used one yet, the difference is night and day. It was an instant 5x productivity boost.
While there’s a lesson in here in checking our assumptions, there’s a more important lesson in examining what tools we use on a day-to-day basis. The right tool can provide incredible leverage.