Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:42
The answer to Victoria Sponge's problem is, to be a bit blunt, that if you're complaining about broken tools you are blaming them for your own shortcomings, which might come under several headings:
You aren't assessing the job properly - you can't do hard work with inadequate implements. That's why they don't attach car wheels with a 1mm Allen key. Digging out 25-kilo lumps of clay needs a big tool.
You're impatient, so you don't swap the tool you've got in your hand for one that will actually be more suitable.
You're buying cheap and expecting quality - nothing more to say.
Your technique is all wrong.
You aren't up to the job and you need to hire someone that is.
You're trying to do something that is completely impracticable.