Tool review: Oscillating Multi-Tools
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With as many attachments as these tools accept, swapping them becomes a common task. Fein's toolless system, shown at right top, takes only seconds. All others, except the Dremel models, require completely removing the retaining bolt with a supplied hex wrench. However, by using Dremel's adapter (see The Fit Can Give You Fits, next page), any tool benefits from the Dremel blades' unique mounting, shown at right bottom.
Before purchasing a multi-tool, find out if the attachments your local retailers carry fit that tool. A local supplier provides more convenience, and often lower cost, than ordering attachments online.
Task lights. Because multi-tools work well in tight quarters, such as inside a cabinet, we appreciate the LED task lights found on some models.
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