Craftsman MiniTool

IMG_0449This week I stopped by my in-laws, and my father-in-law asked me to step out into his workshop. His workshop is an outdoor storage area on the balcony of their condo. (I’ve posted a couple of images below.)

What he wanted to show me was this tool set that he had rediscovered. (It was given to him years back and he recently found it below his work area.) And he wanted to know if I knew anything about it. What he has is in the opening photo. He said it was German-made, and had the Craftsman name on it. Each tool plugged into a transformer so you can control the RPMs, and the kit includes a router, finish sander, disc sander, drill and a rotary tool.

I’m at a loss. Never seen this before, so like anyone today I asked the Google machine. Only one result worth a look. See it here. If you have any information, please share it. I’d like to learn more. Below is the case everything was packed into.

— Glen D. Huey



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8 thoughts on “Craftsman MiniTool

  1. Not sure about the tool.
    It’s a nice little shop though.
    My dad had a similar arrangement out his back door, off the patio.
    The pictures you put at the bottom of the article brought back some nice memories.
    Thanks Glen.

  2. Gunter Boehler made them originally. they went out of business in 2009, now sold by Kaleas in germany

    1. Great info, Jim. If you follow your link – and I have to switch to English – you can find many, if not all, the tools.


  3. What goes around comes around, I guess. GE used to make a full-size multi-tool: One motor to drive a random orbit sander, drill, and jigsaw. Noisy as hell, but it worked well. Now, many of the cordless-tool manufacturers, such as Ryobi, are making sets of tools that all use a common Li-Ion battery.

  4. I have one of these sets, I purchased it at Sears years ago. It works wonderful to built dollhouses and minatues. I love mine.

  5. I just bought one of these at a yard sale. Router is the only piece that appears to have been used. I have no intended use for it but it was so unusual I could not pass it by. You are correct that there isn’t much information out there. No instructions and no Sears catalog number.

  6. Yes I have the full set. Sander two types, 2 routers, planer, drill, saber saw, belt sander. and drimmel type tool. and the box and manual. all works great. was going to put it on ebay.

    1. Stan / Did you put it on EBay?
      If not how $$$ do you want for the set?
      I have a partial set I use for my model boat building. I bought it at the end of it’s run as Sears was discounting it.

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