Inspired by Tamren's chainmail thread, I think it's high time we put out for all to see our loyalties in the world of tools, be they hand, power, tabletop, corded, cordless or whatever.
What mostly sparked this was a slight derail from a question about Harbour Freight. I think most will agree that in general, its best to stay away from HF, but it does have its purposes. Liquid Mantis pointed out to me that a dust collection system from them had done a great job and not died yet. I can also echo more anecdotal evidence for a system that has thus far survived 2 users working on separate projects over the course of 2 years in my own workspace.
I personally have a collection of woodworking tools including a Porter Cable router, Rikon belt/disk sander, and Steel City (new to the industry, but all people from other companies) table saw.
I also recently acquire a Crasftsman 200+ piece mechanics tool set and I'm amazed at the difference just having all the different possibilities of socket sizes and throat depths makes.
I'm just gonna stop there before I get carried away.
So what tools do you use, for what purposes and what specifically have you found to be good? What random tools do you find work great from somewhere that is usually the worst for quality?