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Tool review: Oscillating Multi-Tools

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Plunge cutting

How they work

Whether corded or cordless, an oscillating multi-tool vibrates a blade or other attachment back and forth in a narrow arc (3-4) at up to 21,000 strokes per minute. Because of the tool's short range of blade motion, small front-end profile, and blades that extend past the snout of the tool, it reaches into tight spots other tools can't. A multi-tool also works well for flush cutting because the stepped profile of many blades and other attachments allows the attachment to rest flat on a surface. Here are the ten models we tested.

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Comments (1)
rcfoskett wrote:

Good review with similar results to your earlier magazine review. Based on that review I bought the Fein 250 Kit which included a lot of accessories. I have no regrets. This tool has become a favourite in my tool collection. I am always finding a new use for its many attachments. Yes it is heavier than others but you are not handling it for long periods. I would never trade it for another. Bob Winnipeg, Canada

1/3/2013 12:19:55 PM Report Abuse

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