To be sure, I was more than a little unclear on exactly what a snap ring was, but I wanted the pliers, darn it. And the saw thing, never mind that I would need to have a new garage/workshop built to house it.
I think that tool-love is a sort of primordial thing, going back to the first Acheulian hand axe, perhaps. Anyway, I find it strongest in the spring, perhaps a [mainly?] male version of the nesting instinct.