These are the tools I have and use (most are Amazon links where possible, but I bought most of my tools on Craigslist. I would recommend the same if possible. Craigslist is the absolute best, especially if you’re patient)…

  • Hitachi compound miter. Awesome saw, and affordable — I bought mine on Craigslist for $60
  • Ryobi circular saw…bought it off Craigslist. Probably wouldn’t recommend this model
  •  Ryobi drill. Off CL, and I like it, and would recommend
  • Old school cast iron Ryobi table saw. Bought if off Craigslist for $50
  •  Soldering iron from Amazon. Haven’t used it yetAnd, these are the tools I want: