Chicago Electric Oscillating Multi-Tool

Average reader rating
4.1
out of 5
Brand:
Chicago Electric Power Tools
Model:
68303
Price:
$25

Description

Why buy several power tools when this one can tackle many jobs all by itself? This easily affordable multi-function tool from Chicago Electric works at 21,000 oscillations per minute to put some real power into the tough jobs, and it's easy to switch the attachments depending on the task at hand. The multi-tool cuts through cable, air ducts, downspouts, plasterboard and pipes...sands down cement, concrete, stone, plaster, tile adhesive, paint and wood...even saws through wood up to 2" thick! A multi-use tool like this is perfect for remodeling and repair jobs, as well as hobbies, tile, car repairs, even scraping freshly painted windows or old floor coverings.

Single speed: runs at 21,000 oscillations per minute
Compare to MultiMaster that costs several times as much
Die cast aluminum gear housing
Sealed bearings for long life

Accessories sold separately online at www.harborfreight.com or in store.
Volts: 120V (60 Hz)
Amps: 1.8
Horsepower: 1/4
Speed: 21,000 oscillations per minute
Power cord: 6 ft.
Overall dimensions: 9" L x 3" W
Shipping Weight: 3.30 lbs.

Reader Reviews

Typical Harbor Freight Tool

Review Summary

As with all Power tools from Harbor Fright you just pray it makes it thru the first job before it breaks and you have to return it. As expected, the one I bought broke after approx 5 minutes use so I dropped everything in the middle of the job and returned it. Of course I got another one and it lasted almost 8 minutes before breaking down. On the way back to Harbor Freight for a third one, I stopped at OSH and bought a Sonicrafter.......been using it now for 2 years

Detailed Ratings

1.8
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

2

Ease of Use

2

Value

1

Value and Versatility

Review Summary

I don't know what more you could ask from a tool than to be handy for pretty much EVERY project. From kitchen remodel to chicken coop construction to electrical work to plumbing, I keep finding uses for this handy tool. I now need to replace a couple of the original attachments but they have served me well. They have since introduced a VS model so I knocked off a star for features. Otherwise I can find no flaws.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

The Wood magazine never reviewed HF gem

Review Summary

This tool does everything a $200 version does - at 10% of the price. Is it perfect - no, but at $19 routinely at HF, it is one of the best tool values out there.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

A great multi-function tool at a fraction of the price!

Review Summary

This is a great multi-function tool. At first, I was a bit skeptical about it's performance because of the price. However, I have used it to cut pvc, wood, drywall, etc. and it performs like a champ. I'll be looking closer at Chicago tools from now on to compare them with higher priced brands to get a good deal.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

3

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Can't beat this value!

Review Summary

I've used this on at least ten or fifteen jobs now and it has been flawless. Don't use the Chicago blades though as they don't hold up as well as ones I bought on line. If you've paid hundreds of dollars for a Fein you have my permission to feel guilty! This is a no brainer ! These HF multi- tools are now selling for under $15.00. If you can't believe me, then go on Amazon or the Harbor Freight site and see the other reviews for yourself.
I just can't see any reason for paying hundreds of dollars for something that I can get for under $20.00 that works just fine.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

3

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Best $18 ever spent

Review Summary

I resisted buying one of theses tools because I didn't think I would have a use for it. This is a gem for sure. I just got done with a bathroom remodel and it was a life saver. I used it to cut baseboards, door jams, and drywall. It creates very little dust. I think it is a little bigger than some of the others so if you have small hands it might not be the one for you. You really have to crank on the bolt that holds the blade on or the blade comes loose.
It is not the most refined tool of the bunch but if it were to die tomorrow I would buy another.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Chicago Multi-Tool: OH What a Tool

Review Summary

I read a lot of tool reviews regarding the Chicago multi-tool that were not favorable, prior to my purchase. About 2 years ago I purchased the variable speed Chicago multi-tool. At the time my friend gave the look, almost saying, are you nuts. We have a very small restorative company where we replace doors, windows, floors, trim, plumbing and rebuild porches on century old homes. This multi-tool has never let me down. It has cut 2x4's, scraped, sanded, polished, removed grout.
I could go on but you are probably starting to glaze over. It is the best money I have ever spent! The blades I purchase from a company called Mulit-Fit at 1/2 the price and they work very well. The only this that sucks is the carrying case!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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