I was never the "Shop" -type in school although I wish I had taken at least one automotive class or something of that nature. I do not own, and have only rarely ever used, power tools although again, I can see the need in having some handy and knowing how to use them. That is why I think everyone should have some c-clamps around the house. Seriously! They are just darned useful for all sorts of things, including quick fixes around the house. Obviously if you actually use power tools and the like, they are even more useful.