Do you own any tools that are MUST-HAVES? These are the tools that you can’t stop yourself from telling your friends and family about. These are the tools that you end up buying for your work crews because they make work that much easier.

A WoodNetter asked this question recently. In his words: “State your nomination and the reason why you consider the tool a no-contest, hands-down winner. To nominate a potential winner, you must have at least 2 years experience using the tool.”

The WoodNetters responded with some great suggestions, all of which I counted and present here to you. Note – I wrote about a similar thread in SawmillCreek recently: The 11 Top Woodworking Power Tools That Give 100% Satisfaction or Better

What are YOUR must-have tools? Post them in the comments to help other woodworkers and carpenters discover must-have tools!

1) Bosch PS20-2 Litheon 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Pocket Driver: 3 Votes

2) Starrett C33H-12-4R 12-Inch Combination Square: 3 Votes

3) 10″ Craftsman Radial Arm Saw: 2 Votes
(note – both guys who mentioned this saw as their #1 tool referred to older models no longer made… check your local craigslist)
C-Man RAS review
The Radial Arm Saw: Is This Tool Right for You?

4) Elu router 625: 2 Votes

5) low angle block plane: 2 Votes

6) DW621 router: 2 Votes

Safety Goggles

DeWalt DW715 12″ Compound Miter Saw

Veritas Saddle Square

(Veritas Saddle Square Review)

Bosch 1584AVSK Barrel Grip Jig Saw

Bosch 32614-2G 14v cordless drill

Irwin 6″ Bar Clamp

Makita 18 volt lithium ion drill

Incra Gauge

High quality infill smoother

Husquevarna 650 special

Source: Taking Nominations for Slam-Dunk, Power or Hand Tool Must-Haves