Tools are an essential part to building and working on any project. Good ones are must, but good does not mean the most expensive. Here are many of the tools I own and use in docsprojectshop. Since I lost all of my tools in a shop fire in 2007, they are all new purchases since that time. I have a number of hand tools salvaged from the fire and restored to working condition. I will note those as I go.
I have broken the tools into the following categories:
Benchtop Power Tools
Layout, marking and measuring Tools
Mechanics Tools - Ratchets, sockets, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, ETC.
Other Miscellaneous Tools