I grabbed a porter cable router off craigslist, haven't had cause to use it yet but I thought it would be a good grab.
Got an old craftsmen circular saw at a garage sale for $1, it's served me well in my fence building this weekend.
Got a similarly old craftsmen electric drill, for another $1, which is still going strong - funny story, my dad came over to help with the fence, brought his exact same drill over.
Inherited a ryobi reciprocating saw which helped in gutting my kitchen, pretty happy with it
Are you against ryobi in general, or does this chop saw look good? http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hard...Id=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#BVRRWidgetID
Only things I'm looking to get are the table saw and a chop saw. I've seen a lot of people talk about making a table saw with a circular saw, but I don't have any clamps, and it's overwhelming (although so was new flooring, a kitchen remodel, and a fence before I did them).
The projects I see coming over the horizon are gutting the bathroom, and building a walk in closet in my bedroom. Do you think I would need anything other than what's listed for these?
In the distant future (June) I want to have some fun outside and do something with my shed, turn it into a gameroom/open bar to the backyard, build a doghouse, and throw in the horseshoe pit, so my arsenal should be good for all that