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)
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.
TODO— figure out which drill (+ impact driver?) I might be interested in