Okay Men, let's say you're thinking of fixing that hole in the drywall and since your wife is away you've decided to surprise her by having it all done when she returns. Let me interject here that jumping on the project after only 2 and 1/2 years should be enough of a thrill.
Now let's say you've got the drywall piece you need and the mud and and the screws and all that is left to find is something to spread the drywall mud with.
The tool doesn't need to say Sears Craftsman or Stanley on the handle. Anything will work, especially if the trowels are out in the shed and it's raining.
Well I found a new, cute little trowel that my bride had purchased and I used it. It was perfect. The problem is that when she returned she didn't notice the patch job. She did however notice the trowel I had used. She wasn't happy. So here's the hint. It IS important that it says Craftsman or Stanley on it. AND it's important where you find the tools. If it's in with all of the other kichen utensils and it says Pampered Chef...it could be a 'frosting knife.'
Just so ya know.