Oscillating 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.

Makita LXMT025 18V LXT Li-ion Cordless Multi-Tool Kit Preview

Makita LXMT025 18V LXT Li-ion Cordless Multi-Tool Kit Preview

Makita just released two new multi-tools, including the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool Kit (model LXMT025), and the corded Multi-Tool Kit (model TM3000CX5). Compared to other models on the market, these tools look to be hitting the market as “second-gen” level tools, with sufficient build quality to impress us out of the gate and enough run-time (18V cordless) and power (corded model) to be very practical.

Makita TM3000CX5 Multi-Tool Kit Preview

Makita TM3000CX5 Multi-Tool Kit Preview

The new TM3000CX5 Oscillating Multi-Tool is powered by a 3.0 amp motor with soft start for smooth start-ups. The variable speed control dial allows a flexible operating range (6,000 – 20,000 OPM) and enables the user to match the speed to the application, and the electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smoother, higher-quality work. Similar to the 18V Lithium-Ion Multi-Tool, the new TM3000CX5 has a 3.2 degree oscillation angle engineered for faster, more aggressive cutting and sanding.