Good tools pay for themselves in lasting longer, so long as you take care of them. They are easier to use and do a better job. Keep them free from rust by storing neatly in a dry area and wiping down after each use and coating with a little oil or Vaseline. Store in a box and leave a few pieces of chalk tied up or silica packets to absorb any additional moisture. Add a soft cloth/rag to wipe down before using again.