This totally safe working woodshop is a great way for kids to craft, create, build, and otherwise discover skills that can provide a lifelong source of enjoyment. Young carpenters can turn out real wood works with this Cool 4-in-1 Woodshop Tool that's a combination of jigsaw, lathe, drill press, and sander. It differs from real carpentry equipment mainly in the number of built-in safety features that protect kids from the possibility of injury. For ages 8 and up. For double the fun, order Extra Lathe Dowels (12) and Wood Set and the Service Set that includes extra blades, sanding disks, and tool parts (not shown). For extra protection, choose plastic Safety Goggles that fit up to age 12.
Combination of jigsaw, lathe, drill press, and sander
Has built-in safety features to protect kids
Helps kids develop woodshop skills
Includes: practice wooden dowels, 4 wood samples, power supply, and deluxe project book
(based on 12 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
MY SON LOVES THIS !!!
My 8 yr. old loves power tools but naturally I was reluctant to get him any-till I saw this toy. I figured he could have some fun with it but was not expecting much-but ...Read complete review
My 8 yr. old loves power tools but naturally I was reluctant to get him any-till I saw this toy. I figured he could have some fun with it but was not expecting much-but this thing really works and is safe too. My son has made all sorts of things and dad thinks it's pretty cool too. AND it is indeed full of safety features. Only con I can think of is that it doesn't come with too much wood. I recommend buyng the extra wood option and extra parts as they grew dull within a short period of time (after much use). Also, the lathe is rather small so nothing too big can be made with it. If your kid likes tools he will like this.
Most Liked Negative Review
This playset is really cool, especially the lathe. However, it is made of fragile plastic. The first time I tightened the clamping screws on one of the tools it broke through the plastic....Read complete review
This playset is really cool, especially the lathe. However, it is made of fragile plastic. The first time I tightened the clamping screws on one of the tools it broke through the plastic. Next, the V-track snapped off. The I sent it back.One plus: HearthSong stands behind their products, issued me a shipping label and took it right back.
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Worked for 5 mins
from New Jersey
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My son was so excited for this tool. He used the lathe for 5 mins then the motor stopped working. Not worth the money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Useful Training Tool
By Travelin John
About Me Value Oriented
It was a gift for my grandson.
from Black Creek, Ga
About Me Educator
This gift was for my Autistic 15 year old nephew who is always wanting power tools. He likes to build things. He spent all Christmas Day making columns for a bird house of mine. He could not hurt himself and had a blast! Thank you. Lucretia
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Piece of junk
from New York
About Me Quality Oriented
I bought this as a gift. We discovered Christmas day when he went to set it up that it's a piece of junk. The saw can't even cut through the wood the kit came with. The only part that works even partially is the drill - which you do yourself. I find it hard to believe the all the previous positive reviews are real. The only thing I can give any kudos for is the safety issue - a saw that won't cut at all clearly won't cut a child.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Dr. Steve
from Hartford, CT
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
cool 4-in 1 tool
grandson loves making things of his own creation and ideas, He loved it
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Better than expected
By Mom in Seattle
from Seattle, WA
My 10-yr old son played with this a ton and loved using it to make different shaped spindles out of the dowel rods. However, it is difficult to purchase your own dowel rods at a hardware store because they need to have an exactly-centered indentation on each end. I ended up buying another accessory pack from Hearthsong.
from Mountain View, CA
Very cool. In line with my philosophy of providing kids with tools and raw materials, and letting them create. The one negative in this set is the turning chisel is very weak and limiting. I purchased a beginner's wood carving set and included a few of those tools in the gift to use for turning.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
a must have woth the 4 in 1
By woodworker mommy
from toledo, OH
A must have with the 4 in 1 tool! Once your child gets started creating, he won't want to stop!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By woodworker Mommy
My son had always enjoyed his workbench. When I saw this product I knew he would love it but wondered if it could really do all it said and be safe! It really lives up to what it says! This product really expanded the possiblities of projects he could make! It is safe and child friendly to use!
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from Worcester, MA
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Great for little toolman
Product fun for my 8 year old.. needs direct supervision though. Also..I accidentally did not loosen a piece and it broke and Hearthsong sent a new piece within 2 weeks (the product is under warranty for 3 years... who offers 3 years anymore?)
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