I use mine a lot because I use it for cutting titles, flowers, tags etc., for all the courses that I teach as well as for personal use. If it broke tomorrow (fingers crossed it doesn't), it has paid for itself twice over in terms of usage.
The reason I broach this subject is that it got me thinking of all the 'essential' tools that are on the market at the moment. Some are really expensive, some cheap as chips, but somewhere along the line we all come to depend on them so much. I recently acquired a Martha Stewart Large circle cutter to add to my collection of 'essential tools' and although not expensive (it didn't cost hundreds), I am wondering why is it that we buy these tools in the first place. I mean I was quite happy drawing around a plate (or saucer, or anything round) to get my circles, or for smaller ones just used my trusty Cricut Machine! Now, I am absolutely dependant on this cutter!
Is there some 'essential' craft tool or equipment that you can't live without? I would love to hear your views and whether you get the maximum return (money wise) out of your expensive (or inexpensive) items. Leave a comment to say you have popped by - would love to hear from you.