I just recounted my near death drill-press scenario in the Death by Rake thread, and it got me thinking. I, by no means, am any sort of carpenter or other kind of person who is highly skilled when it comes to power tools, but I sure as hell have a shit-ton of them sitting on my shelves in my garage. Truth be told, I barely use them, actually. The last time I used my jointer and planer was when I created a piece of shit pair of bat boxes for my back yard a few months ago. But, but far, my most prized possessions when it comes to power tools is my set of Festool power tools. They're not just power tools, they are a German engineered SYSTEM. The first time I saw one of them at a woodworking show, I knew that I was hooked. I now have a mitre saw, plunge cut saw, router, and a whole bunch of the guide rails. Really, I've used them to make a small coffee table and a 3" thick cedar dining room table. (Joys of living a mile from a bunch of cedar mills). Still, it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper to just buy the table, or pay someone else to build it, than for me to buy those tools and do it myself. But dude... it's a FESTOOL: Watch this and tell me you're not Jonesing for one. <a class="postlink" href="http://www.tracksaw.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.tracksaw.com</a> FOCUS: What power tools do you own? What power tools do you want to own? ("all of them" is not an acceptable answer). Do you get good use out of them, or do they just gather dust in the closet? ALT-FOCUS: What's a power-tool thread without a "holy crap I almost died" story or three? Share your "holy crap was I an idiot" story about that time you cut your fingers off with a table saw.