Quick - think of a contractor's saw!
OK - router table!
Depending on what country you're living in, the mental image you
have of each of the above items may be significantly different
from what I, as an American think of.
With the Festool Invasion of the US market, we in the U.S. are
getting exposed to power tools which look "different" from those
we're familiar with - the Triton and Festool plunge routers for
example - or the Festool plunge circular saw. And we're seeing
semi-familiar tools being used in unfamiliar ways. And then
there are tools that look very familiar - but in fact aren't.
I've been playing with the Festool DOMINO (that I paid for out
of my own pocket - no freebie, no special price, no connection
to Festool or any of their resellers). This thing looks like a
biscuit joiner - but it definitely ain't. It's something entirely
new - or rather - it does something very old - in a new way.
And the possibilities it provides is, and will, change how I
think of how projects will be put together.
Googling looking for more info on the DOMINO I came acrossed
a pdf file - in what I think is Russian - that illustrated ways
of using two power tools I'm familiar with - in a way I would
not have thought of.
I've posted an image file of Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm
to alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking. Have a look - maybe
you'll go Hmmmmmm.