Your most important tool is one you can make yourself. Last time we started with a few ideas for your workbench. Here are some more.
Attach a power bar to one of the bench legs, or under the table top, so you can plug in a number of tools at once.
Bolt it together, and mark connected sections A-A, B-B, etc. so it’s easy to dismantle and reassemble if you move. Mortise and tenon joints help to keep it stable.
In a pinch, you can make do with a table top mounted vice, but, a woodworker’s vise is a good investment. This mounts on the side of the bench, and allows you to hold wider planks with the use of “bench dogs”.
This kind of “dog” is a round or square peg, which you insert into a hole opposite the vise. This way you can place a plank flat on the bench between the vise and the dog, and tighten it in position. (Good vices will have a dog in the moveable jaw, that slides up into position.)
If you have a miter saw or radial arm saw, and you’d like to use your bench as a place to rest long pieces of stock, you can make adjustable stops for the wood. Simply cut an L-shaped piece of wood, and clamp this to the rear fence of the bench with a strong spring clamp. Router a groove in the fence, and glue in a tape measure so you can align the stop accurately.
You’ll probably include a place to hang tools behind the bench. But leave room for a tack board. This way you can tack up plans while you’re working, rather than lying them on your workbench, where they’ll be buried.