The right tools won't just make your job faster and easier; they can make an entire job site more efficient by minimizing the amount of equipment needed. Ready to transform your workshop to pro-grade status? Compact yet powerful, the five essential tools below are your new go-tos\u2014the kind of workhorses you'll want on your side if your plans are ambitious and your space is limited. Drill driver : Compact and powerful, it's a go-to for fastening and drilling jobs. Hex impact driver : It drives in large screws and bolts with pro-level rotational force. Right-angle impact driver : It drives screws into spots that other tools can\u2019t reach. Compact jigsaw : It cuts at unusual angles, making it great for curves and sharp angles. Compact reciprocating saw : It cuts through nearly anything, including wood, nails, PVC, and metal.