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12-in-1 Doer carries a shed's worth of power tools in one compact box

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When packed up, the Doer measures 53 x 25 x 36 cm (21 x 10 x 14 in) and weighs a total of 4.5 kg (10 lb)
When packed up, the Doer measures 53 x 25 x 36 cm (21 x 10 x 14 in) and weighs a total of 4.5 kg (10 lb)
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Stellen is running a Kickstarter campaign to get the Doer into production
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Stellen is running a Kickstarter campaign to get the Doer into production
The UniGrip serves as the same handle for every one of the Doer's power tools
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The UniGrip serves as the same handle for every one of the Doer's power tools
When packed up, the Doer measures 53 x 25 x 36 cm (21 x 10 x 14 in) and weighs a total of 4.5 kg (10 lb)
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When packed up, the Doer measures 53 x 25 x 36 cm (21 x 10 x 14 in) and weighs a total of 4.5 kg (10 lb)
The Doer toolbox carries 12 items in all
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The Doer toolbox carries 12 items in all
The Doer has a few tricks up its sleeve
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The Doer has a few tricks up its sleeve

We cover quite a few multi-tools here at New Atlas and are continually impressed at how designers can build various implements into a singular package, but few match the size and grunt of the Doer from US startup Stellen. The portable toolbox carries 12 items in all, including quite a number of power tools that would normally call for quite a bit of storage space.

When packed up, the Doer toolbox measures 53 x 25 x 36 cm (21 x 10 x 14 in) and weighs a total of 4.5 kg (10 lb). The company bills the Doer as a toolshed in a toolbox, promising that all the power tools you’ll ever need can be found inside.

So what is in the box? Through a very meticulous design, Stellen has managed to stuff all of the following inside: a hammer drill, drill press, jigsaw, scroll saw, circular saw, table saw, hot wire cutter, table hot wire cutter, table sander, mini lathe, work light and lantern.

The Doer has a few tricks up its sleeve
The Doer has a few tricks up its sleeve

All of these fit inside an internal folding bag that fits neatly inside the box, alongside a pair of batteries, a fast-charger and what Stellen refers to as the UniGrip. This is key to the compact nature of the Doer, as the single grip serves as the same handle for every one of the power tools, allowing different attachments to be slotted on to take on different tasks.

The UniGrip serves as the same handle for every one of the Doer's power tools
The UniGrip serves as the same handle for every one of the Doer's power tools

But the Doer has a few more tricks up its sleeve. A protractor is onboard to ensure correct cutting angles, and the top surface acts as a stainless steel work table. This can be equipped with tools like the table saw, sander and wire cutter to create a solid working surface. It also has an AC-DC converter that allows the tools to run on mains power when the batteries have run dry.

Stellen is running a Kickstarter campaign to get the Doer toolbox into production, where early bird pledges of US$499 are available for the Doer Basic, which includes a 2-Ah battery and one UniGrip. Pledges of $539 will have a spare UniGip and extra 4-Ah battery thrown in. The company hopes to ship in April 2020 if all goes to plan, and you can check out the pitch video below.

DOER | The Most Compact Tool Shed You’ve Ever Seen

Source: Stellen

6 comments
anthony88
I want a Doer...
guzmanchinky
I still use the heck out of my ancient Black and Decker mutli tool which allows swapping a saw and drill and jig. They have a new model, the Matrix. I think I'd rather go with a well known brand than this new company, but it looks very interesting...
Union_Carpenter
$499.00 USD is a super steep price for this tool box. There are tons of great boxes out there, Ridgid being about the best, that are much much cheaper. A Ridgid stack box system with accessories is still less than $150 total. The sky high price will hurt the market entry of this seriously overpriced tool box
paul314
It sounds as if a lot of these "tools" aren't so much tools as accessories that let a few basic items act a little like the real tools named. I've mounted a hand drill on a vertical pipe with a slider, for example, and a drill press it is not.
G
Good idea from a decade ago. It is identical to a Power8 Workshop by Ozito, with addition of sander, lathe and hot wire cutter.
bajarefugee
There is a good reason that good tools need a shed (or well outfitted garage). But there is a market for casual work performed with casual tools by casual DIY'ers who haven't done much DIY work in the past. Those devices are usually impulse buys and at $499 it is not priced impulsively. Except at Christmas by someone other than the ultimate owner. I would have to use the tools to make a determination regarding their capabilities. But I am skeptical.