I absolutely love my Jawhorse. I used it as a stand for my little webber gas grill, i packs up real small if you live in a small space. you can clamp plywood in it to make it a table. It is well worth the price.
Getting my tools organized changed everything for me. It used to be that finding the right screwdriver took 30 minutes of digging through boxes. I would often go to the hardware store and buy another copy of a $10 tool because I knew I could be back with it before I’d find the ones I knew I had.
I was a terrible person.
So now, this is my favorite shop tool.
I am still a terrible person, but for different reasons.
I’d be lost without my dental spatula with a super thin flexible blade. So many uses in so many diverse applications. Sorry, no pic. I bought it at a garage sale and have never been able to find a suitable backup (in case I lose this one).
My strong weathered well scarred hands.
Doing something that would benefit from another hand and a friend reaches in to help steady and I say 'See the scars on my hands? If I would do that to me, imagine what I would do to you."
Aside from them I’d have to agree with JBV, except in the DeWalt flavor. 18v of 'get ‘er done’!
I took a day-long class on how to carve a canoe paddle a year ago and we used Jawhorses to brace our paddles. As soon as I got home, I ordered one. I’m currently using it as a stand for my compound miter saw but I have used it for working on my bicycle, holding a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood so I could cut a piece with a circular saw, and a few other things. It sure is handy.
But I’d probably have to go with @jbv and say my Makita cordless drill is probably the tool that gets the most use.
True but when the original post said “shop/studio” I immediately jumped to the cameras.
And even more to the point of this forum I have a photo project that I want to investigate once I get my Glowforge. It involves laser cutting photos face mounted to acrylic. So there is more crossover than you might expect.