Power tools, both handheld and stationary, are used by most woodworkers for cutting, drilling, screwing, sanding and all the things you do to wood. Some of the most common are circular saws, (pillar) drills, electric screwdrivers, jigsaws, miter saws, sanding machines, routers, band saws and lathes. There are however more types of power tools out there than you and I can probably imagine, and the range of price, quality and durability that they can have is very broad. Here we look specifically at how power tools compare to industrial woodworking machines and automated cutting tools from the environmental perspective.