Drill/driver (corded/cordless, impact, etc.)
Saw (circular, jigsaw, etc.)
Other hand tool (sander, router, planer, etc.)
Big corded tool (mitre saw, table saw, etc.)
Clean-up tool (wet/dry vac, dust collection system, etc.)
Demolition tool (recip, roto-hammer, etc.)
Other specialty power tool (plumbing power tool, drain cleaner, tile cutter, pressure washer, etc.)
Pneumatic tool (nailer, air compressor, etc.)
I love all my tools. My favorite is probably my Navitrack Scout Locator. Its awesome. My favorite 'power' tool is probably my HILTI rotary hammer, Milwaukee Hole-Hawg, or maybe one of my Ridgid cable machines. Heck, I can't choose just one!
That is a hard call to make. Generally anything that makes my job easier is my favorite. My drill is pretty high on my list.
Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.
My cordless 36v SDS hammerdrill. Can use it just for drilling wood, mixing drywall mud or chiseling concrete.
Geez you didn't list tractors.Bigger the better doin damage to things can be fun.As a friend long gone used to say...You can do more by accident with a D8 then on purpose with a D4.
My 12 Ridgid slider and table saw are my favorite, because I can make some serious dollars with them or build a set of kitchen cabinets for myself. I can't do that with a drill.
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A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!
All the handheld power tools are great for the way they increase one's effiency and reduce time and labor necessary to get work done.
My favorite tool is the Ridgid 24V recip saw. When we got our first Milwaukee corded recip saw I thought it was a miracle tool for the way it made so many jobs easier and faster. With the advent of the Ridgid 24V LI recip saw we seldom take the Milwaukee out of the box any more. The Ridgid 24V circular saw is very marginal on power, however the recip saw has enough power for most jobs and the battery has enough capacity to finish most jobs. I love the way I can just pull it out of the bag and go to the work without the hassel of running cords. That means I have an instant powerfull tool to go to the top of a ladder, into a crawl space, down in a hole or wherever and get-er-done.
Oh yeah......and with a cordless recip saw I never have the embarassment of cutting my own cord off either.......not that I would ever do such a stupid thing!!!
4.5 inch angle grinder. You can use it for metal work, and it also gets a fair amount of use for wood working. It'll cut, grind, shape, deburr, slice and dice, wire brush, etc. I never leave home without it.
Ooooh, I like the grinder and chainsaw suggestions - nothing beats a little bit of demolition and destruction!