Because of market competition, you won't go wrong most of the time if you go by price as a guide to quality when buying tools. If you're pondering whether to buy the $100 or $200 tool, go with the more expensive. Quality tools are a joy to work with and, properly adjusted, they will produce superior results. Also, it's less expensive to buy a quality tool the first time than to replace a lesser tool with a better one later on.
A good deal of shop work can involve planning and designing jobs. If you have not done so, outfit your workshop with plenty of paper, drawing tools, tape and planning aids, plus a desk lamp and a comfortable stool. Such creature comforts will help increase your enjoyment of home and workshop projects.