Tools wake me up, and for two reasons, serenity (fun), and danger. I don't
ever want to be around a power machine that doesn't wake me up.
Most relaxing (creative) - definitely the bandsaw. For reasons mentioned in
an earlier post.
Most terrifying - Tablesaw, because two major things can happen, I meet the
blade that wants a part of me, and I meet a piece of wood that had a fight
with the blade that wants a piece of me.
Honorable mention goes to the other power machines in my shop. The planer
jointer is a danger because its so fricking quiet, I have an Inca. The
router table is a masquerading dentist drill. The belt sander can be
aggressive when I want something done yesterday. This sometimes results in a
piece flying into the next room. And the chop saw makes a noise more
nauseating than the router.