Power tools play a large part in many do-it-yourself projects, and especially in those projects including woodworking.
And while hand tools have their place in the workshop, power tools save you time, make many jobs easier to do and can often provide more professional results.
Here's a listing of some of the more key power tools you need in your work shop, and how they can benefit you versus using hand tools.
Pneumatic nail gun - If you have just a few nails to hammer in, a regular hand-held hammer will do fine.
But if you have a great deal of nails, or are using thicker nails, you will need a number of hits and plenty of time to get everything hammered in