The thing that made Hilti fashionable amongst the pros was that they ha a lifetim gurntee n a eris of trucks that ent around making good on that.
You could break down and theyd be at your worksite within dy. However, I think they ent the way o a lot of high wn stuff that had a "window of application" (Like Orvis Fishing Rods, or "German chefs knives")
Now, I think mot all of the carpenters I know have bunches of xcheap "dedicated routers" foor pocketing and dados and chamfering, nd then they have a few MILWAUKEE saws and drills and planes. Milwaukees are expensive, but not as much as Hilti, and they are built like tanks.
I have a Milwaukee sawzall and circ saw (both 20 V battery) and I love em for working on way out pasture sheds and feeding stations.
(I use my sawzall for cutting firewood when Im lazy to fire up and schlepp a chain saw around)
I wrote Milwaukee aboout them considering a qwell mde ELECTRIC chain saw (battery a course).
I have a PASSLODE framing nail gun nd a finishing gun. the finihing gun, my wofe bought me for Xmas about 10 years ago and I beat the crap out of it. The framing gun I bought at an auction and Ive almost rebuilt it. (It was waaay cheaper than a new one )
The prose dont like the Passlodes foor various reasons but I dont have any problems but I dont use mine probably near as much as them, so I dont see many problems(Occasionally Ill jack a pack of wrong nails into one nd hve to take the damn thing apart to fix it, but thats rare)
Anyway, those sheet metal vices are neat for holding down bords of all kinds, especially foor angle cross cuts.