PLAYmake - 4 in 1 Workshop

PLAYmake - 4 in 1 Workshop

# 029470

Our Price: $122.95
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Item #: 029470
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

If your children have been around tools and seen their parents work with real tools, they typically aren’t satisfied to use the plastic pretend play version for very long. As a family that is frequently tackling home improvement projects and renovations, this was the case in our home, so we purchased this for our son who was six. He was excited about the possibilities and started turning out small wood crafts immediately. The Playmat is made in Austria and functions as four different woodworking tools: a woodturning lathe, a jigsaw, a drill press and a sanding machine. No matter the configuration that you are using it in, the design is childproof with no accessible sharp edges. Designed to work best on thin plywood, balsa wood and soft wood, there are some limitations to what you can use. With the capability of four different tools, however, a wide array of projects are possible, from Christmas ornaments, small toys, doll furniture, and an endless array of wood crafts. The set includes: machine bed, tailstock, drive unit, drill, drilling and sanding table, tool rest, 12V safety adaptor, screw driver, detailed instructions and some wood for turning and sawing.

Publisher Description:

PLAYMAT is a fully operational wood-crafting workshop developed for the youngest "Do-It-Yourselfers". Creativity and technical understanding are encouraged.

Thousands of enthusiastic children have produced tiny art works in schools and during workshops and in doing so put all the applications to the acid test.

The PLAYMAT kit contains all the necessary parts for building up to 4 different, real working machines which can easily be assembled due to the well designed component pieces and easy connection system:


Table dimensions: 100x100mm
Distance desk surface - spindle nose: 0-40mm
Throat: 36 mm
Wood lathe

For softwood with a diameter of up to 30mm
Center distance: 150mm
Swing over bed: 36mm

Jigsaw and Sander

For plywood with a thickness of up to 6 mm
Table size: 100x100mm
Stroke rate: 3.700 pm
Disk speed: 3.700 rpm
Disk : 30 mm
Sanding machine for sharpening tools and sanding work pieces


The only child-friendly jigsaw in the world. The short strokes allow for precise cutting, but the blade can only vibrate and does not injure the skin. A perfect tool for schools and workshops.

Thanks to the childproof construction of all the machines, there is no risk of injury.
Skillful youngsters can produce their first work pieces as early their pre-school years.

Category Description for Modular Woodworking Tools:

Have you ever wanted to try woodworking but didn’t want to invest in big tools? Or are your kids eager to start using real tools? These high-quality modular tools are great for getting started in woodworking, and they’re child friendly with no accessible sharp edges. Both the Unimat Basic and PLAYmake tools are reconfigurable for drilling, sanding, wood turning, and sawing and are powered by a strong 12V motor. The PLAYmake model works best with thin plywood, balsa wood, and soft wood and can be configured into a drill press, jig-saw, woodturning lathe, and sanding machine. The Unimat Basic is designed to work with wood, plastic, and soft metal and can be formatted as a handheld drill, stationary and handheld sander, jig-saw, and variations of wood turning machines. Both sets include safety goggles, screwdriver, and detailed instructions. The PLAYmake set also includes wood, so you can get started right away. Enjoy creating your own wooden models, dollhouse furniture, ornaments, or figures – the possibilities are endless! ~Rachel E.

Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
Grade End
Brand Name
The Cool Tool
3.55 (lbs.)
16.5" x 12.75" x 3.0"
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Birthday gift for my son.
Carolynn S on Jan 4, 2022
On my son's wish list
Elizabeth C on Dec 14, 2021
Birthday gift for my son.
Carolynn S on Jan 4, 2022
I saw it demonstrated on WGN a year ago and it sold out. My son loves woodworking and it was recommended as one of the best toys for 2020.
Mary P on Dec 15, 2021
On my son's wish list
Elizabeth C on Dec 14, 2021
Child asked for it
John C on Dec 14, 2021
My granddaughter is very interested in woodworking and being creative with arts and crafts.
Alyce P on Dec 13, 2021
My daughters love to build and work with their hands. They will use this to build furniture for their dollhouse.
April S on Dec 7, 2021
For Sons birthday and he wanted it.
Christine Y on Dec 1, 2021
it was available looked like good quality
patricia c on Nov 21, 2020
My son is very interested in wood working.
Alyssa M on Feb 11, 2019
I saw it demonstrated on WGN a year ago and it sold out. My son loves woodworking and it was recommended as one of the best toys for 2020.
Mary P on Dec 15, 2021
Child asked for it
John C on Dec 14, 2021
Does this include the two project books shown in the second image? One is a woodturning/sawing book and the other is a workshop book. I am having trouble finding those for purchase individually online.
A shopper on Dec 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: There is a single instructional book - one that gives basic information on using the equipment.
I ordered this as a Christmas present and would like to return it. Is it still possible to return? it has never been used
A shopper on Jan 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Return instructions are on the back of your blue packing slip. It can be returned for a refund in new condition.
I have ordered this for my son and would like to purchase additional pieces and whatever else he will need to make more items, beyond what is included. What else will he need?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2020
will 4in 1 cool tool workshop be available by Christmas?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, we do not think they will be available by Christmas.
Does this come with the green mat that anchors the saw? It’s in the video but I don’t see it in the description of what you get. Thank you
A shopper on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The green "mat" shown in the video is a Duplo base plate. It is not included in the set.
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