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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Multi-tool Reviews

If you do any tiling or flooring you should know the value of our cordless multi-tool reviews. Oscillating multi-tools represent the modern replacement to the undercutting saw. They provide quicker, more efficient cuts and can greatly reduce your time on the job. As these handy tools have gone cordless, it has only made them more helpful. We did a cordless multi-tool shootout where we took most of the major players and pitted them against each other. Testing run-time, vibration, and power, we noted that manufacturers have not created all of these tools equally. Cordless Multi-tool Reviews for Flooring and More With advances like the Fein Starlock oscillating multi-tool system and new tools that offer tool-free blade changes, multi-tools are only getting better. The next phase is understand which multi-tool accessories will hold up and stay sharp when you cut into harder material. Many a blade has been dulled by heart pine and oak. Accessories like the Bosch OIS system make compatibility issues virtually a thing of the past. Unless you happen to own a Festool Vecturo OS 400 multi-tool which has a proprietary blade. Hopefully our multi-tool reviews will help you decide which platform or product best meets your particular needs.

Review9.7(out of 10)
Flex 24V Oscillating Multi-Tool Drywall2

Flex 24V Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Flex Combines 24V Brushless Performance with a Starlock Accessory Interface Flex may be fairly new as a power tool brand compared to other brands, but the team behind it has been making quality power tools for a long time. Their knowledge and talent is evident with the Flex 24V brushless oscillating multi-tool as it brings […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Ridgid 18V Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review R86240

Ridgid 18V Brushless Oscillating Tool Overtakes Octane and We’re Not Looking Back When you hear someone say “multi-tool”, a lot of people think back to one of the trusty Leatherman options. The combination of essential hand tools is a must-have for any outdoor adventurer. In a similar way, the Ridgid 18V Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool proves […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

With names like Fein, Bosch, and Makita to compete with, you don’t necessarily expect to find the Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool near the top of the cordless heap. But that’s the surprising result we got in our head-to-head review when we compiled all the data. So just how did this Lowe’s brand manage to […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch Cordless Oscillating Tool

Bosch Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

If you’re looking for a cordless oscillating multi-tool that uses the Starlock system, there are only a handful to choose from currently—but the number is growing! Today, we’re looking at the Bosch 18V cordless oscillating multi-tool. As one of the first cordless models to sport the Starlock interface (Fein also introduced it on their MultiMaster and […]

Review8.2(out of 10)

Craftsman V20 Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Craftsman Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Makes the Cut The Craftsman V20 cordless oscillating multi-tool sits at a tempting price point with a minimalist design that’s appealing to a lot of users. We tested it side by side with the best multi-tools in the industry to see if it’s a good fit for your next project. Pros […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Ryobi HP Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review 10

Ryobi HP Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool

Ryobi Ramps Up the Power on This Next-Gen Oscillating Multi-Tool Ryobi’s High Performance (HP) line of 18V tools has improved performance that rides the line of high-end DIY/entry-level Pro. So far, we’ve looked at quite a few of the tools in the line and been impressed overall. With the Ryobi HP Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool, the […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Masterforce Boost Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Masterforce Boost Delivers the Next Level of Cordless Tool Performance The Masterforce Boost Oscillating Multi-Tool delivers ramped up power and speed with less vibration thanks to major upgrades. Boost technology brings Masterforce into the advanced cordless tool world and we tested it against the best cordless models to see how well this budget-friendly design performs. […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Skil PWRCore 20 Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Skil PWRCore 20 Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Earns Top Value Score The Skil PWRCore 20 Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool is the brand’s flagship model, sporting a brushless motor and Vibration Reduction System. We tested it head-to-head against the best cordless models in the business to see if its performance and design should catch the attention of budget-minded […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool Review 2836

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool Stakes its Claim as One of the Best Milwaukee made some major changes to their latest generation of cordless oscillating tools. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel oscillating multi-tool (2836-20) is the crown jewel in the line and makes some bold claims. We were impressed with the performance of the M12 Fuel […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Makita Cordless Oscillating Tool

Makita Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review XMT035

We tested dozens of oscillating multi-tools leading up to our latest head-to-head review of the category. Among the most popular is the Makita 18V LXT cordless oscillating multi-tool. Pros Good vibration control Good cutting speeds Cons Brushed motor On the heavier side Louder than most other models while cutting Pricey for what you get Makita […]