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May 9, 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.

Review9.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool Cuts Down Vibration The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Oscillating Multi-Tool makes some bold claims regarding its ability to maintain cutting speed and vibration control. We’ve tested nearly every multi-tool on the market. If Milwaukee can deliver, it’s going to be a really big deal in a sector where nearly every brand […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V JobMax Octane cuts

Ridgid Octane JobMax Multi-Tool Review

We think of the Ridgid Octane JobMax Multi-Tool like this: Buy it for the oscillating tool. Then, benefit from the whole 7-tool suite if you decide to purchase the other heads separately. Having already played with the Ridgid 18V JobMax multi-tool, the Octane “big brother” oscillating tool and sander came in handy on the job […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Fein SuperCut Cordless Review

Fein SuperCut Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Fein SuperCut Still Tops the Charts, But Its Lead is Razor-Thin In our latest head-to-head review of oscillating multi-tools, Fein’s dominance began to be questioned as several brands made significant jumps forward. In the end, the Fein SuperCut Cordless still managed to come out on top. Pros Oustanding vibration control Outstanding cutting/sanding/scraping speeds Super-fast Starlock […]

Review7.1(out of 10)
Ryobi Jobplus scraping paint

Ryobi Job Plus Multi-tool Review | Model P340

Editor’s Note: This review was originally published on April 7, 2015, and has been updated to reflect the results of our recent Best Oscillating Tool Shootout. In a nutshell, when put up against other corded and cordless multitools on the market, the Ryobi Job Plus finished: 6th in cutting speed for cordless models 7th in […]

How to Remove Tile the Easy Way

How to Remove Tile the Easy Way – Like a Pro

Near the top of the list of difficult jobs to avoid is tile removal. But somehow you drew the short straw and it’s time to get on with it. It’s discouraging to ask for professional advice and hear “it’s not that easy” every time. But you do have some options to make the job less […]

6 Best Tools for Cutting Drywall

If you’ve ever witnessed a professional drywaller install 10-foot long panels on a ceiling by himself, you may think the task is easy. But that guy was talented. Even the smaller panels are heavy and unwieldy. Making cuts to drywall can be a challenge, too. Fortunately there are many tools that make the job easy. Here […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid JobMax 12V Multi-Tool Featured Image

Ridgid JobMax 12V Multi-Tool Kit Review

It’s been several years since I used my first oscillating multi-tool, but I still remember thinking that it might become one of the most useful tools in my shop. It doesn’t happen as often as I’d like, but this time, I was right. The general design is small, lightweight, and so versatile that it allowed […]

best cordless oscillating multi-tools

Best Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tools – 18V Shootout

Editor’s Note: Get our most up-to-date comparison of cordless oscillating tools by clicking here! Pro Tool Reviews did its first corded oscillating multi tools comparison shootout back in 2009. It was one of my earliest comparison articles and remains popular with those looking to check out what’s available in the realm of corded multi-tools. At […]

Bosch Starlock oscillating multi-tool system

Fein Starlock Oscillating Multi-tool System Explained

We got a chance to try out the new Fein Starlock Oscillating Multi-tool System which was integrated into the new Bosch GOP40-30 oscillating multi-tool being shown at the 2015 STAFDA trade show in Phoenix. The new Fein Starlock mounting system is being developed as the new standard for multi cutters or oscillating multi-tools. Bosch is particularly motivated to get […]

Makita 18V LXT Multi-Tool

Makita 18V LXT Multi-Tool Announced

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool (XMT035) is the newest addition to the LXT line of 18V cordless tools. It delivers up to 20 minutes of run time with Makita’s LXT 18V Batteries.  Using the rapid charger that comes with the kit, those batteries can charge in just 30 minutes for the 3.0 amp […]