my tools are pretty basic, basically a power drill, a circular saw, and a collection of old butter knifes that I use for screwdrivers :).

okay, it’s not quite that bad, I have screw drivers.

Anyway, I’m thinking about an upgrade, maybe buying something to help my next build. I’m thinking maybe a router or a table saw, but I want to get the most bang for my buck.

Im probably looking to spend 100$ or so, I was hoping I might get some recommendations from you folks.

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My first answer would be ,......... take that 100 bux  , and buy wood . and get at it . You seem to have all you "really" need ,  and,  less  tools . = more creative builds   ... yada yada yada .. 

 But, . if you fancy a new toy .  this comes  highly recommended .

Rockwell Bladerunner X2

https://cigarboxnation.com/video/multi-pupose-power-tool-for-cbg-bu...

Hi Charles. I'm retired & hardly awash with cash, so I manage quite well with lots of patience & basic hand tools. The only power tools I have are chord & chordless drills, a jigsaw & circular saw. Having aids/jigs etc is a must though, for e.g. a home made table saw made with the circular saw. You may find this guy's tips helpful ~  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3SfkkQw9TmpjsFZTp3bdYw/videos

$100 power tools rarely give any satisfaction
But $100 will buy some quality handtools
Chisels, rasps a good pull saw...
Scour Craigslist, Good deals can be found but always test on sight. Hahaha

A set of screwdrivers are $15-$20

One tool I really like, is the Roto Zip,  it’s made by other manufacturers also.  It is a Dremel on steroids. 

Swamp Witch is on point.  You can build these with a power drill and hand tools.  

Find a used table saw with a portable stand.  Save your money for a good blade,   The decision is really based on how many you want to build.   Making scarf joints, dados and other work is doable with hand tools, but a table saw makes quick and easy work of it...

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