Fein created the first oscillating multi-tool and dominated the category until its patent expired a few years ago. So those German engineers know a thing or two about making these tools.…
This model has the most robust motor and body, weighing in at just over 4 lbs—nearly double that of most competitors. It's got a 16' cord to give you lots of flexibility, and it packs away easily in the nice plastic case (as does the tool, which can keep an attachment in place). This is the most comprehensively equipped sanding tool in the test: It comes with triangular sanding pads with and without dust collection holes, a round sanding pad, and a set of linear profile sanding contour pads, as well as lots of sanding sheets. Dust collection was great when hooked to a shop vacuum. Its tool-changing system is tool-free, the first to achieve that; it's a little stiff, but works aptly. But this is the loudest tool in the category by far, topping out at an ear-splitting 106 dB.
Ease of Use
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