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Real Power Workshop

by John Adams & Toy Brokers
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Real Power Workshop makes skillful woodworking easy
  • Use the Ultimate 6-in-1 Power Tool to make 3 great projects or design your own models
  • Features a jigsaw, circular saw, sander, lathe, drill and table vice
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a step-by-step guide
  • Requires 4 x D batteries (not included)
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Frequently Bought Together

Real Power Workshop + Balsa Wood - Giant Pack + Humbrol 24ml Balsa Cement (Tube)
Price For All Three: 56.32

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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.8 Kg
Product Dimensions20 x 36 x 16 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:1 month - 12 years
Item model number3248
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic/Metal
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 7,523 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
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Date First Available5 Aug 2009

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 x Jigsaw
  • 1 x Circular saw
  • 1 x Sander
  • 1 x Lathe
  • 1 x Drill
  • 1 x Table vice
  • Step-by-step guide

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start for Kids 30 Jan 2010
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Its nice to buy something that actually does what is says on the packet! It saws, drills and sands a nice introduction to woodwork. My 8 year old loves it and my 12 year old is also getting a kit so that he can have a go too. Makes a Great break from computer games. Really good for cognitive skills and creativity. Lets hope they keep it up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
WellI I won't go into detail on what is included because that's in the ad and other reviews...

What I will say is what a PLEASURE to find a toy that I can sit with my son at the kitchen table and work on projects together. Not an iPad in sight!

He LOVED that I gave him the responsibility of marking his templates and using the circular saw and drill on his own. Then building and painting the model. Gave him a real sense of achievement (very important for boys this age)

His friends all loved it too (I bought extra balsa sheets so they could make their own models)

NB: The balsa sheets/dowel supplied was literally just enough for the 3 models... no spares at all so when he accidentally snapped a shape when hand sanding we had to use a sheet for the other kit.
Not the end of the world, but my advice is to buy more when you order the original kit. Great for their friends to use too.. I had 2 very focussed nine year olds working on their models all afternoon yesterday! Lovely to see!

The jigsaw is my only real complaint. I am not sure if our jigsaw works properly, it seems very loose and wobbly, so I don't let him use that as it is pretty dangerous (I have to do all the fiddly bits), but it may be ours may just be broken.

Be interesting to see if other owners had the same issue?

GREAT toy though, educational, and teaches them respect for power tools and a sense of self respect too. HIGHLY recommended!
(My boy is 9, his co-ordination was probably not good enough for this when he was 8)
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent - with the right power source! 26 April 2010
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Excellent learning. It would be great to have a larger version for cutting wood larger than balsa wood.

I thought at first that it wasn't any good- but then I perservered,found a decent power source - either high powered batteries, or multi-adapter power socket, or what i use, the power gorilla (that charges up either from the plug, or for freer electricity via the solar gorilla)

With the correct power source, it cuts well, drills well, all rounder.

There are projects to build a fish wood cut out ornament (very easy), a plane (fairly easy), a garage (a bit more challenging but exciting).

It has a small jigsaw (the least safe of the items as least protected when cutting, but done with supervision especially, it's fine. (plus from age 11 they use bigger ones in school anyway- well i did anyway). I have to say, having the protector shield on a string so it stays with the machine, and doesn't get lost is a bonus, so it's always there to shield it when not in use.

It has a circular saw, which is extremely safe, as it's well protected even when cutting.

It's only suitable for balsa wood, which is thin, and not so strong, but it's a good beginners kit.

It has a drill. And a lathe, an electric sander, and a vice to put wood in when using sandpaper.

It has cardboard templates that hook over the cardboard - to draw the design on the wood, it has dowels, a spare jigsaw blade, and
more blades can be ordered.

It would be useful, if, like i said, it cut thicker wood, so it
could be used in other woodwork projects. And if it had some extra spare wood and dowels in practice on, but extra wood, and extra projects are also available from power workshop that look interesting too.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not great but not without merit 30 Jan 2012
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
For this review I will start with a plain description of what you get then conclude with my opinion of the product.

When you first open the box you are greeted by quite a few items as follows:

1 Power Workshop, 1 Drill Stand, 1 pair of Safety Goggles, 1 Extension Table piece, 1 Wood turning Tool, 1 Drill bit, 1 Hand file, 1 spare Jigsaw Blade, 1 spare Sanding Disk, 6 small pots of Acrylic Paint, 5 slightly larger pots of Acrylic Paint, 1 tube of PVA Glue, 2 Paint Brushes, 13 card templates, 13 220mm x 100mm x 3mm sheets of balsa wood, 5 80mm x 10mm dia. balsa dowels, 1 sheet of Sandpaper, 1 25ml pot, 2 sets of plastic parts for the introductory projects and 1 instruction booklet.

The Power workshop is 360mm long x 150mm wide x 200mm high. The sanding disk is about 30mm diameter. The jigsaw is about 10mm at max travel, 5mm minimum (plus a 10mm safety cap). I would estimate the circular saw to be about 30mm diameter but its guard only allows 3mm (or less) sheet to be cut. The lathe is 80mm between centres and would accept up to around 15mm dowel. The vice is 90mm wide and opens 20mm. The drill accepts a dedicated 4mm drill bit. It is worth noting that to use the drill you must remove the motor from the main unit and transfer it to the drill stand. The workshop requires 4 x D size batteries and has a jack socket for a 6 volt 15 watt d.c. power supply. It comes supplied with instuctions, templates and materials for 3 projects. Details are supplied for obtaining replacement sanding disks and jigsaw blades.

When I opened the box I was initially struck by how small the workshop tool looked, although there is plenty in the box, including some tucked away under the main packing. The tool is made to work balsa wood up to 3mm thickness.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of money!
Very expensive for what is a very cheap toy! It doesn't do what it says. My daughter was extremely disappointed when Santa brought it for her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbara McLeod
3.0 out of 5 stars for the real chippy.
Great first real work set this is something every little worker should start with and they will learn so much it's brilliant.
Published 2 months ago by mark stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars workshop
this is great for kids to get started my neice wanted to help me with model airplanes and this was a great help
Published 3 months ago by milfordokey
3.0 out of 5 stars Says for 8 years plus!
There is no way and 8 year old could operate this even with supervision. Would have missing fingers. Grandpa having to do all the cutting out and gluing.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars good fun for kids
Good fun for my son, the saw sometimes finds it hard to cut the wood if the grain very hard other than that my boy loved it
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like daddy
My son saw the advert for this and put it on his Christmas as he wanted to be like be like his add . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tina g
5.0 out of 5 stars Power work shop
Son loves it give plenty of hours of piece and quiet when he is building projects. He is well pleased with it.
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant gift all round
with the cement and the balsa wood my grandson found this gift for his birthday very much to his liking .His Dad had to help but that too was good . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Glend
5.0 out of 5 stars xmas present
Bought for my 7yr old son. He loves it! Looking into getting a transformer for it as batteries may get an expensive job
Published 3 months ago by samw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine for budding carpenter, model maker.
My son age 9 got this for Christmas and has used it ever since. Great workshop with all required to make enclosed models. My son has used it to create own items as well . Read more
Published 3 months ago by GEMMA BODDINGTON
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