This is probably one of the handiest tools you will ever purchase.
Rockwell Sonic Crafter
Black and Decker BD200 MTB
With the oscillating multi tool you can use it on many projects around the home, from cutting the bottoms off door casings when laying a floating or hardwood floor to cutting out holes for electrical boxes, and the shingles used for leveling door frames plus so many other things.
They come with a variety of blades for metal and wood plus sanding attachments.
The metal blades are very useful for cutting off old nails or bolts, or metal door casings, or even the too long bolts that hold down your new toilet, and so many other metal objects.
Some of these also come with carbide edged blades for cutting ceramics, if you happen to have a cracked tile in the bathroom then with tis tool it is an easy change.
Most of these multi tools have interchangeable blades or adapters so you can use other brands of blades.
As most of these tools are not overly expensive this is a must tool that every handy person should have around the home or even on job sites.
I will give you a review of some of these multi tools, and as I have two Mastercraft models will mention them first.
This multi tool has a 2.2 amp motor and will oscillate at a speed of 11,000 to 20,000 per minute.
Most of these tools are easy to work with, and this one weighs in at 3 pounds.
The blades for this one are held on by a screw that needs to be tightened with a hex key.
It comes in a carrying bag along with blades for wood and metal, and sanding.
The blades on this model fit over alignment pins on the accessory holder of the tool, and can be fitted at different angles if the need arises.
If you wonder why I bought two of these, well the price was real good at the time, and if one quit I always had a backup, but there both still running great.
For the price this has been a very reliable tool.
2 Makita TM30/0CX1
This model has a 3 amp motor and a slow start feature for improved performance and easy cutting, sanding, or scraping.
With a variable control you can take this tool from 6000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute.
For one of the best performing multi tools this one is hard to beat, and comes with high quality blades and accessories in a Makita case.
Another thing nice about this model is there is no tool required to change blades, so that saves time looking for an allen wrench for each blade change.
About the only fault is they could supply a few more blades in the kit , but if your looking for a high quality multi tool then this is the one for around the home or on job sites.
3 The Dewalt DWE315K
This model also has a 3 amp motor for cutting and sanding, and also has a quick change system for the blades.
And with a variable speed trigger it will give you power when needed.
This oscillating multi tool is of high quality, and much like the Makita
As the price is not too high compared to other high end brands makes it a very popular model for those home renovations.
About the only negative is if using it for a long length of time your wrist can get sore, but that might depend on the person.
So if your looking for a high quality tool then try this out.
4 Porter Cable PCE605K52
Porter Cables model also has a 3 amp motor, and also comes with the tool free blade changer, and depth and guide for cutting.
It has a 52 accessory kit with a box to hold all your blades and sanding parts in.
Another good thing is that it will fit blades from other multi tool brands, making it easy to find extra blades when needed.
Porter cable also makes a 20 V battery model, also with the quick change blade system.
This model the PCC710B 20V has an 11 accessory kit with the storage box to carry it in.
One negative is that you have to buy the battery separate, but this multi tool can be very useful if your working where there is no power.
Both of these are of good quality, so you might wont to give them a try.
5 The Dremel MM40-05
This multi tool has a 2.5 amp motor and a 29 piece accessory set with the variable speed dial.
Also has the quick change release for the blades, but is not interchangeable for blades of other brands.
There are four models available for Dremel the MM20,30,40, and 45, starting with a 2.3 amp motor progressing up to a 3.8 amp
This is also a very popular brand to have a look at when out shopping for a multi tool.
6 The Rockwell Sonic Crafter
This model has a 3 amp motor, and comes with a 31 piece set and bag for carrying it all.
It has the tool free clamping system for your blades, and it will use other brands of blades with its universal fit system.
There is also a 4 amp model available but with a little higher price to it.
Unlike the Makita or Dewalt this one is for smaller jobs around the home, but is a good price for what you are getting.
7 Skill 1400-02
This one has a 2 amp motor, and the blades for it are held in place by a screw and the need for an allan wrench for tightening.
The kit for this one is an 11 piece set, and this multi crafter is for light duty work around the home.
Also has a rubber moulding around the front so is easy on the hands when using.
So if your looking for a multi crafter at a lower price and for light duty work you can try this one out.
8 The Bosch MX30E
This multi tool has a 3 amp motor, and comes with six different settings from 8000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute.
This one has a lever lock on the front to attach the blades to it, which is way better then having to look for a wrench all the time
With very little vibration this model is easy to work with for long periods of time.
It also comes with a carrying case in the set, and includes an adapter for other brands of blades.
If your looking for a very dependable multi tool then try this one out.
9 The Fein FMM350Q
This is another high quality tool with a 350 watt motor and is made in Germany.
It has a tool free connection for the blades that only take seconds to change.
There is less vibration or noise from this model then you will find with any others.
The kit for this one comes with blades for steel and wood plus the sanding attachments kept together in a hard plastic carrying case.
You will find that this is one of the best and most powerful oscillating tool sold today, and is designed for contractors and home use also.
So if you wont one of the best then try this out.
10 The Black and Decker BD200 MTB
This model comes with a 2.5 amp motor and has a variable speed with the tool free blade release.
It will reach a speed of 20,000 oscillations per minute and has six speeds you can dial in.
The adapter for it accepts attachments from other brands also.
The kit includes about 15 different blades and pieces with a storage bag for carrying.
F or the low price of this multi tool it is actually a good deal for your small projects around the home.
So I hope this left you with some ideas on what to buy for an oscillating tool.
It depends a lot on what you wont to use it for, if just around the house then some of the lower priced models should work very well.
If you will also use it for contract work then the Fein, Makita or Dewalt would be a better decision.
Also keep in mind the comfort of the tool when you use it for any length of time.
Another major plus with these tools is to pick one with the variable speed, as it is a bonus when sanding or scraping.
I hope these reviews will give you a better choice as to what is the best multi tool for your job situation.
Any comments are always appreciated,