DeWalt Multi Tool

DeWalt Multi Tool

Dewalt’s multi-tool offers functionality and precision for an endless list of tasks. And with multi-tool accessories from Dewalt, you can adapt your multi-tool to any scenario. Whether it’s cutting material, ensuring clean edges, removing grout, or just polishing up afterward, there’s a multi-tool accessory to handle the work.

Whatever type of material you need to cut, sand, polish, or remove, you can find what you need in Dewalt’s accessory section.

Types of Oscillating Multi-Tool Accessories from Dewalt

Whatever task you need to complete, whether cutting, sanding, or polishing, Dewalt has a solution. From individual oscillating sanding pads to oscillating 3-piece sets and oscillating 5-piece sets, Dewalt has all the accessories for your multi-tool unit.

Dewalt has an array of accessories like wood blades, multi-material blades, and titanium blades. Precision, scraping, grout removal, flush cut, and other additions to your multi-tool allow you to handle any job in the shop. Even if you need to cut metal, wood with nails, or grout, Dewalt’s oscillating accessories won’t quit—high performance is a trademark of the brand.

For example, the Oscillating Titanium Semicircle Blade delivers a universal fit with a titanium coating that can power through the most resistant materials. You can cut wood with nails for far longer than the competition with the abrasion-resistant titanium coating.

Why Buy Dewalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Accessories

Dewalt oscillating multi-tool accessories make all manner of jobs easier and faster. Plus, universal fitment means you won’t struggle to adapt your multi-tool to different scenarios. Instead of purchasing multiple tools for one job, you can use a Dewalt oscillating tool with all manner of adaptors.

Plus, Dewalt backs its products with industry-leading warranties and even replacement coverage. These long-lasting accessories will keep you moving forward on every job, no matter how demanding.

DEWALT CORDLESS OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL DESIGN NOTES

Three Speeds

One of the obvious changes from the 355 is that the DeWalt DCS356 has three speed settings instead of just one. Rather than going the route of a variable speed dial on the side, there’s a selection switch on the foot.

Lock-Off, Lock-On

Many cordless tools have a lock-on or lock-off switch and DeWalt actually combines the two. Push the switch from either the right of the left with the trigger down and it locks the trigger on. Push it from either side with the trigger off and it will lock it out.

Size and Weight

The physical dimensions of this DeWalt cordless oscillating multi-tool are the same as the previous model and the Atomic version. It’s 11.2 inches from front to back and weighs 2.3 pounds bare. With a 2.0Ah battery, that weight bumps up to a very manageable 3.0 pounds.

Quick-Change Accessories Changes

Like we mentioned before, DeWalt’s accessory changes are really fast. The Quick-Change system uses a pretty stout spring to push down the blade clamp and hold accessories in place. You push it up with two fingers to expose the interface and set your blade in place before release the clamp to hold it.

Key Considerations When Choosing the dewalt multi tool

Since oscillating tools are relatively new compared to circular saws and power drills, you may not be aware of everything they can do. This section will point out some of the key considerations that you should keep in mind when shopping for the best oscillating tool.

Corded vs. Cordless

When oscillating tools first hit the market, they were corded. Recent advances in lithium-ion battery technology, however, have allowed manufacturers to offer comparable battery-powered options. Today, you can get both corded and cordless options, and each type has its perks.

Power and Speed

Depending on your intended purpose, power might be a significant factor in choosing the best oscillating tool. This can include choosing between a power source (corded or cordless) or buying a tool with the amperage to tackle the job. For heavy-duty projects like remodels or construction, you need a tool that offers the right amount of power to get the job done.

Variable Speed Control

One feature is more important than most others when choosing the best oscillating tool: variable speed control. Simply put, variable speed control is a must-have for the proper use of your oscillating tool.

An oscillating tool with variable speed control allows you to use your blades for as long as possible and preserve your workpiece. Using a metal blade at a high speed will create far too much heat and friction. In most cases, this will quickly wear the blade out. Also, a blade intended for wood, passing through hardwoods like maple or oak at maximum speed can create too much heat, burning the wood and grinding the teeth off of the blade.

If there’s a lesson here, it’s that you should use your oscillating tool at the lowest speed possible to complete the job to avoid burning your workpiece or destroying your blades.

Ergonomics

Almost all oscillating tools provide increased ergonomics over other cutting tools. These handy tools are designed to work in tight spaces, allowing you to position the blade in a variety of angles. Their flexibility allows you to see what you’re doing and work comfortably. It’s one of the greatest benefits of an oscillating tool.

To adjust your blade to the angle you need, you need to loosen whatever mechanism holds your blade in place, reposition the blade to the desired angle, and tighten it back up. This means you can use your tool horizontally with the blade pointing straight ahead for cutting trim where it meets a new floor, or cutting vertically and one-handed through a cabinet with the blade at a right angle.

Safety

One interesting thing to know about oscillating tools is that they’re very safe, regardless of additional safety features. While not impossible to cut yourself, the saw’s small arc makes it very challenging to cut skin. Your skin’s elasticity (stretch) is greater than the saw’s amplitude (length of the stroke from side to side). This relationship means that an oscillating tool will simply vibrate the skin, as the stroke isn’t long enough to tear it. It makes no difference what blade-type or tooth-size you’re using. This makes accidentally touching a running blade startling but usually uneventful. However, it is possible to cut yourself with enough pressure.

Our Top Picks

1. Dewalt DCS356B 20V MAX XR Brushless Lithium-Ion 3-Speed Cordless Oscillating Tool

Dewalt DCS356B

This 20V MAX cordless kit includes one brushless 3-speed oscillating multi-tool with a universal accessory adaptor and two wood cutting blades to help get your project started. The DCS356 Oscillating Multi-Tool has a powerful brushless motor that provides up to 57% more runtime over a similar brushed tool. The 3-speed selector allows users to choose their speed setting based on application.

The Quick-Change accessory system allows you to change blades quickly and easily, and with the universal accessory adaptor, it’s compatible with most oscillating tool accessories. The DUAL-GRIP variable-speed trigger provides ultimate speed and application control. The bright LED illuminates dark workspaces. Battery, charger, and tool guide system sold separately.

Features:

  • The 3-speed selector allows users to choose their speed setting based on application
  • Brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed
  • Dual-Grip variable speed trigger gives users ultimate speed and application control
  • Universal accessory adapter for use with most oscillating tool accessory brands
  • Quick-Change accessory system allows blades and attachments to be changed quickly without wrenches
  • Bright LED light illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting

2. Dewalt DCS356C1 20V MAX XR Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit (1.5 Ah)

Dewalt DCS356C1

This 20V MAX XR 3-Speed Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit provides up to 57% more runtime than similar brushed tools because of its powerful brushless motor. The Quick-Change accessory system allows you to change blades quickly and easily, and with the universal accessory adaptor, it’s compatible with most oscillating tool accessories. The DUAL-GRIP variable-speed trigger and 3-speed selector provide ultimate speed and application control, and the bright LED illuminates dark workspaces. This kit includes a universal accessory adaptor, two blades, battery, charger, and kit bag.

Features:

  • 3-speed selector allows users to choose their speed setting based on the application
  • A brushless motor delivers up to 57% more runtime over brushed
  • Dual-Grip variable-speed trigger gives users ultimate speed and application control
  • Universal accessory adaptor for use with most oscillating tool accessory brands
  • Quick-Change accessory system allows blades and attachments to be changed quickly without wrenches
  • Bright LED illuminates dark worksurfaces for accurate cutting

3. Dewalt DCS354B ATOMIC 20V MAX Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool

Dewalt DCS354B

This 20V MAX Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool includes a universal accessory adaptor and 2 wood cutting blades to help get your project started. The DCS354 Oscillating Multi-Tool has a powerful brushless motor providing up to 57% more run time over a similar brushed tool. The Quick-Change Accessory System allows you to change blades quickly and easily, and with the universal accessory adaptor, it’s compatible with most oscillating tool accessories.

The DUAL-GRIP Variable Speed Trigger provides ultimate speed and application control. The DEWALT Oscillating Tool Guide System allows you to customize the depth or height for accurate repeatability, and the bright LED Light illuminates dark work spaces. Battery and charger sold separately.

Features:

  • Brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over Brushed
  • Dual-Grip Variable Speed Trigger gives users ultimate speed and application control
  • Universal accessory adapter for use with most oscillating tool accessory brands
  • Quick-Change Accessory System allows blades and attachments to be changed quickly without wrenches
  • Bright LED Light illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting

4. Dewalt DWE315K 3 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit with 29 Accessories

Dewalt DWE315K 3 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit with 29 Accessories

DeWalt’s DWE315K 3 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit is an all-in-one package that delivers performance and versatility. From wood plunge cutting to tile removal and more, this kit features 29 accessories to help tackle a variety of task. The Quick-Change accessory adapter lets users quickly swap between accessories without the need for a wrench or tools, and a Tool Guide depth adjustment system offers precise cutting action when needed.

Features:

  • Powerful 3 amp motor delivers reliable performance in a variety of task
  • Quick-Change accessory system offers fast accessory swapping without the use of wrenches or tools
  • Bright LED light illuminates dimly lit work spaces without shadows for enhanced cutting accuracy
  • Dual-Grip variable-speed trigger offers users precise speed control
  • Adjustable Tool Guide system offers depth and height control during cuts
  • Accessory adaptor compatible with most oscillating tool accessories on the market
  • Complete 29-piece accessory kit with storage box includes sanding sheets, plunge blades and more

5. Dewalt DCS355BR 20V MAX XR Li-Ion Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool

Dewalt DCS355BR

Buy with confidence! Our Reconditioned items include all necessary parts and are guaranteed to function like new, backed by our 120 Day money back guarantee. Please note however that reconditioned units received from the manufacturer may or may not include accessories shown with this listing.

DeWalt’s Brushless 20V MAX XR Oscillating Tool delivers power, performance and durability in a convenient, cord free package that offers the ultimate level of versatility. Designed to run stronger and last longer, the unique brushless motor provides up to 57% longer life over standard motors, making maintenance quick, easy and worry free. Fitted with Quick Change attachment system, users can switch between blades, sanding pads and more quickly without the need for a tool, and with the included universal adapter, all your favorite brands of multi-tool accessories are compatible.

Features:

  • DeWalt Brushless Motor delivers up to 57% more motor life over standard brushed motors
  • Quick-Change accessory system allows blades and attachments to be swapped quickly without the need for tools
  • Dual-Grip variable-speed trigger gives users ultimate speed and application control
  • Bright LED light illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting and sanding
  • Oscillating tool guide system allows users to set depth or height for a series of cuts (Sold Separately)
  • Powerful XR Lithium-Ion battery delivers high performance and battery life without the hassle of cords (Batteries Sold Separately)

FAQs

How do you cut a straight line with an oscillating tool?

You can cut curved or straight lines with an oscillating tool. To cut straight, you’ll typically do best with a round or half-moon saw blade. Mark your desired cut line with a pencil or marker on the material you’ll be cutting, and then slowly and carefully work your oscillating tool along the line, cutting no deeper than ¼-inch. Make as many passes as necessary to cut through the material. Take care not to press down hard; let the tool do the work. Pressing the blade down too hard can cause it to overheat and wear out quickly, and also makes it likelier you’ll veer off your desired cut line.

Can an oscillating tool cut tile?

With the right attachment, you can use your oscillating tool to cut, file, trim, and shape tile, even cutting gentle curves or other shapes that go beyond straight lines. You can also use an oscillating tool to make holes in tile, which is sometimes necessary for installations where you need to tile around an outlet, trim, or other obstruction. Generally, you’ll need a ceramic-cutting attachment for any of these purposes.

How Does an Oscillating Tool Work?

An oscillating tool works by moving the tool head side to side very quickly – up to 20,000 times a minute. This is so fast that it just feels like a vibration. In contrast, other tools work by spinning or moving back and forth (reciprocating). Those movement options are less flexible, so they aren’t as widely useful as oscillating tools.

Are Oscillating Multi-Tools Worth It?

Yes, oscillating multi-tools are absolutely worth it. A single oscillating multitool can replace jigsaws, grinders, bolt cutters, and more.

Oscillating tools fit in weird spaces that other tools can’t. They can solve problems for you that don’t have specific solutions. They can save tons of room in your toolbox, since you don’t need as many single-purpose tools. If you’re pressed for space and time, a single oscillating tool can help you take apart, scrape, or cut anything even on the go.

Can an Oscillating Tool Cut Wood?

Yes, all oscillating tools can cut wood. Any style of blade can be used on wood. Grit blades make wider cuts, while standard blades are great for precision.

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