Metabo 18V Cordless Multi-Tool Enjoys A Starlock Upgrade And Slim Design
Pros have plenty of options when it comes to oscillating multi-tools, so does the Metabo 18V cordless oscillating multi-tool offer anything different? Take a closer look and see what you think.
Metabo 18V Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool With StarLock: The Big Deal
If you got this far, we’re guessing you picked up on the fact that this is a Starlock oscillating tool—Starlock Plus, specifically. Metabo keeps it simple with a lever on top of the housing to release to secure your hands-free Starlock accessory.
New to Starlock? Check out the details of this innovative accessory system in this article.
On the performance side, the brushless motor achieves oscillating frequencies ranging from 8,000 RPM to 20,000 RPM. You control it with a variable speed dial on the back of the tool.
The multi-tool has a 1.6° oscillating angle in both directions, for a total of 3.2°. That’s par for the course on professional oscillating tools, though there are more aggressive models that can give you 4.0° or more.
Metabo goes with a slim barrel diameter, and that’s going to be a draw for a large number of people. We find that multi-tools with similar designs are more comfortable to use and even easier to work at awkward angles with.
- Electronic speed control
- Compatible with all Metabo 18V batteries and chargers
- Soft rubberized grip
- LED light
- Dust port adapter
Here’s a quick overview of how Metabo’s design stack up against other popular cordless models:
|Metabo 613088850||DeWalt |
|Oscillating Speed||8,000 – 20,000||0 – 20,000||10,000 – 20,000||10,000 – 20,000|
|Interface||Starlock Plus||Clamp||Starlock Max||Bolt|
|Bare Weight||2.9 lbs||2.3 lbs||3.0 lbs||2.6 lbs|
Metabo 18V Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool With StarLock Price
This Metabo 18V multi-tool retails for $179 for the bare tool and we’re not seeing any kit options yet. Your purchase includes a 1-1/4-inch plunge saw blade for wood and metal. Metabo backs your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty.
- Model: Metabo 613088850
- Length: 12.48 in
- Width: 3.51 in
- Height: 6.24 in
- Weight: 2.9 lbs (without battery)
- Material: Metal/Plastic
- Voltage: 18V
- Max Oscillations Per Minute: 20,000