The thread on supplies got me to thinking... Anyone starting out in irrigation should get themselves some good quality tools. Everything from shovels, wrenches, screwdrivers, saws (and extra blades), snap cutters (and extra blades), nut drivers, wire strippers, etc. We've debated many times as to brand names and our personal preferences but the key is quality. Personally I'd think that one would be best to have tools of good quality rather than cheap ones from China or Taiwan since they are your day in, day out bread and butter of accomplishing quality installations and repairs. Cheap tools often fail and then sometimes you're stuck, or worse yet, injured. One thing we do with multiple trucks is to paint each set with a different color on the handles. That way we make sure that the proper tools go back into the correct trucks. Nothing worse than being out on a solo call and then realizing that a critical tool has been mistakenly put onto your partner's truck.