Re: The correct tool or the closest one?
In a home shop, where quality is important, finding, or making the right tool, or explosive, may be important, but a production shop needs to produce. That means get the turd out the door.
My experience is that, whether its a car, a fridge, or A/C unit, means finish the job, regardless of how well, badly, or sloppily, they want to get paid, and go home.
Oddly, when I do work, I try to maximize quality, and minimize cost. I therefore hope for more work. Of course, since the work was better and took more time I don't get the new work.
Do the math...