My list of tools for the techie. In order of preference.
If you were to have just numbers 1 & 2, you would be well on your way to building just about any set you'd need to.
* Personally, I dislike circular saws. I have a couple of them, but I don't use them much for freehand work. Perhaps my dislike goes back to the Red Cross first aid training tape showing a construction worker being injured (fake for the tape) while using one. These things can buck back at you if the wood pinches. I've seen this happen a few times.
Comments & Suggestions from our visitors:
Tech Tip - when using a screw gun, make sure it's in the lower speed for driving screws. Then "squeeze and release" the trigger. This technique prevents the screw head from getting stripped. NEVER allow the bit to rattle around in the screw head.
Chris Jahn, ATD, Actor's Playhouse Coral Gables FL