Meaning of a bad workman always blames his tools in English:

a bad workman always blames his tools

Translate a bad workman always blames his tools into Spanish

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proverb
  • A person who has done something badly will seek to lay the blame on their equipment rather than admit their own lack of skill.

    ‘I just cringe at the very sight of cheap painting tools mainly because the old saying that a bad workman always blames his tools is wrong!’
    • ‘My grandfather always taught me that a bad workman always blames his tools and the poor old Holstein cow is getting bad press because the type of Holstein a breeder may have ` built’ may not suit their management system or style.’
    • ‘To those who tell you abruptly, in passionate discussions between amateurs, that ‘you should never use a focal length shorter than a 28 mm, otherwise you'd get too much deformation’ we want to answer: c'mon guys, a bad workman always blames his tools, just look at the results obtained by Roger Hicks in Interior Shots with his 14 mm!’
    • ‘Just because a bad workman always blames his tools doesn't mean blaming one's tools is a sign of being a bad workman.’