Malgus I agree, but for most those reading this, I would hazard a guess that those tools are both beyond their ability to use and or store.
That $10-12K for tools/machines, for you or I, is one thing.
For most, a couple of parts kits, a couple of receivers, a couple of long winter evenings, viola.
Leaving $8K to put back water, food, medical supplies and more.
Heck, I don’t want to spend the time carving out a lower when they are available cheap. My time is better spent working on other things.
I’m looking at these as insurance items, against the possibility of need. Not a couple tons of scrap in the shed taking up valuable space and cash.
This isn’t about what we can do.