Invented by British product designer Chris Elsworthy, the Power8 Workshop’s case converts into a tablesaw, scroll saw, or drill press (in which case the tablesaw’s fence becomes the upright for the drill). The kit comes with four cordless tools: a 5-½” circular saw, a jigsaw, a variable speed 3/8″ drill/driver, and a flashlight. An assortment of drill bits, driver bits, and jigsaw blades plus a soft tool bag are also included.
In the benchtop mode, one of the kit’s two “power handles” (containing an 18V, 1.6Ah battery pack) installs into the left side of the benchtop cabinet (as shown below) to provide central power, controlled by switches on the front, for a drill press, tablesaw, or scroll saw. The left side also contains the battery charger and cord. The power handles can drive each one of the tools directly.
There’s a video of the $369.99 Power8 Workshop in action at the first Highland link below.
This could be just the thing for smaller job sites, or if you have limited or no workshop space. What do you think? Is this a viable “workshop in a box?” Let us know in comments.