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document updated 6 days ago, on Jan 31, 2023

power tools that I plan to use in my tiny wood shop

jigsaw

mini circular saw

If you will almost always only be making straight cuts, then this might be a faster and more efficient alternative to a jigsaw.

(of course, a full-size circular saw could work as well, but in the context of my "tiny wood shop inside an apartment", a mini circular saw makes a lot of sense)

electric hand planer

Traditional hand planes are incredibly important in a tiny wood shop, and there's a good chance that the power-tool equivalent could save you some sweat and muscle. Yes, they take more skill to use than a bench-top thickness planer, but tiny wood shop users probably have most of those skills already, and electric hand planers have no width limitation like thickness planers do.

specific models I might be interested in