Starting from scratch a few years ago, I've accumulated a lot of tools and accessories. The core of my workshop is my table saw. I have a very carefully tuned Delta TS 350 contractor's 10 inch saw. I found it on sale at HD. It was a mediocre saw until I tuned it up (lots of videos on this. If I were starting again, I'd spend what I had to to get a really good saw. Saw Stop, Powermatic 66 or one of two or three others. I'd build a sled for it right away to do perfect crosscuts. I'd pop for really good blades too. Router comes next for me, and I really like my Bosch 1617. It has a fixed base you can use under a table (home made works), and you can adjust it from the top of the table with an accessory crank. Then I'd buy clamps, lots of clamps, short, long, lots of 36 inchers and a dozen or so 1 ft. No plastic clamps, all metal. You can get a lot done with these main tools, although you will find you "need" lots of others. I'm fortunate not to have a tight budget and am old enough so I probably don't have decades to accumulate and keep up used gear. One thing I strongly recommend are the Kreg pocket hole jig kit (about $140 or so American), which will produce great, strong joints in case work. I also suggest you make some of your own tool stands as you add gear. Its a good way to improve your skills and learn to make stuff that looks good. Have a great time. There is something about woodworking that really takes your mind off everything else, a great thing for type As like me.