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I have a Bosch 1617EVS router. I got it from Amazon.com for $170 (with a coupon), and free shipping. I like it a lot, and once I get my router table built, I think this router will work well for that purpose as well, especially with Bosch's accompanying under-table base. Along with it I bought Freud's 13-piece bit set, which are amazingly high-quality; I paid $170 for these.
I have a Black and Decker BT1500 Miter Saw, which is great. While the table saw is definitely the most important tool for woodworking, the miter saw is definitely the tool I use most overall -- I use it constantly for household carpentry.
My drill press is the Delta 11-985. It's a benchtop, but a little bigger (10") than their lowest-end 9" press.
I have a Firestorm cordless drill/driver, which is the greatest. Mine is an unfortunately-discontinued 13.2V model, but I've since decided that if you're going to buy a cordless tool, splurge the extra few dollars and get the highest-voltage one they offer (18V in the case of Firestorm).
I have a Craftsman circular saw, jigsaw, and corded drill from way back. All have served me well. The circular saw, I've discovered, seems backwards -- like it was made for lefties or something. But I'll live with it for a while -- there are too many tools I want and don't have to be replacing ones I already have!
A great place to get hardware and a lot of tool accessories (jigs, tables, etc.) is Rockler. Visit their web site, or order their catalog.