Tool Purchase Authorisation Thread

It has been suggested that the best way to manage the committee authorising tool and equipment purchases would be to do the same as for keyholder nominations, and I think that’s a great idea (omnibus be damned).
There’s not much that can be done before we’ve decided on a battery system in the other thread, but we can at very least discuss the tools here, ask what specifications the community at large would like, before settling on a specific make and model, and then proposing such a purchase to the committee.
I’ll post this now so we can discuss the format of this very thread first, but I think using the tried and true meathod already used for keyholder nominations should work well.