My whole life I’ve heard, “Use the right tool for the job,” and I am a big proponent of that and tell people all the time. But there are times that something is low-risk, and it’s easier to try to use whatever is on hand than going to get the right tool. So you take a calculated risk and move on with your life. Sometimes, though, you’re wrong. You mess things up with the wrong tool and end up having to try to patch it, taking more time and effort that it would have taken to do it right in the first place.
This especially sucks when the “right tool” is your electric beard trimmer and the “wrong tool” is the safety razor you thought you could use to touch up your moustache.