So I'm buying my first power tools, and I'm a little overwhelmed. Talk to me about your experiences with such brands, and which ones you would buy. Right now, I'm leaning towards DeWalt, with honorable mentions to Ryobi. I'm not going to be doing serious, professional-grade construction work with them. This would be for occasional use around the house. The problem for me is: I'm a strong proponent of the "best to have it and not need it" philosophy. And thus, I would prefer to get the stronger/faster/more powerful tools rather than the ones that aren't. Thus I'm looking at DeWalt....I feel they are the better option. But damn, they are expensive! However....I am open to another brand. Ryobi, perhaps? The Japanese do make good cars after all.... I also need a hand tool kit, and for that I'm looking at a $99 Craftsman tool kit on Amazon....230 pieces, IIRC. My biggest problems are Chinese-made tools. I hate that. But unfortunately, there's not a lot out there that isn't somehow made in China. And certainly nothing within my price range. On power tools, I would prefer to spend no more than $500-$550 at the most. Hand tools, no more than $100-ish. I'm sitting on $1,700 (previously $1,900+ until just last week), thanks to Trump's stimulus (thank you Mr. President!), so I'm not hurting on cash, but I obviously don't want to spend all of that on tools, especially as I've got other things to pay for, like upcoming bills. What are your thoughts? Thanks!