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Tool review: Oscillating Multi-Tools

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The Fit Can Give You Fits
Milwaukee mount
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The Milwaukee tool uses 10 lugs
molded around its head and a
two-sided adapter to match every
blade-mounting configuration.
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Owners of any multi-tool can
increase their choices to include
Bosch or Dremel attachments by
using Bosch's two-sided adapter
or Dremel's single-sided adapter.
fit chart
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The Fit Can Give You Fits

With so many multi-tool manufacturers, each with its own mounting system, attachments aren't always interchangeable from brand to brand. As you can see in the chart below, Dremel tools accept only Dremel attachments (unless you purchase Bosch's adapter), while Milwaukee and Ridgid accept attachments from any other maker using a provided adapter (top right photo).

Taking a different tack, Bosch and Dremel recently introduced universal adapters (bottom right photo). Instead of adapting the other guys' attachments to fit Bosch or Dremel tools, the adapters allow all current multi-tools to accept either the Bosch or Dremel attachments.

Continued on page 5:  These tools make the cut



Comments (6)
#mowry wrote:

The HF multi tool I bought for my son 2 years ago is still going on occasional use but mine died after 1 month of mild-modest useage. Reviews suggest vibration causing electrical joints to fail but checking mine, all seemed tight. Question is do I replace it? Honestly,it's a 50/50 decision based on my mood if I ever get past a store. I probably should have returned it but the cost of gas to and from was a lot higher than it cost. (I live rural)

1/7/2013 08:10:01 PM Report Abuse

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