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Oscillating multi use tool.


Anybody use one?  What do you think of it?  What do you use it for?



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One of them is on Santa's list (Porter Cable, tho a Bosch would fill the stocking too). Never used one, but they sure do look handy for close cuts vs the Sawzall that I normally use to hack something off



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Youngest stepson has one and he likes it. I'm thinking he bought it for installing electrical boxes and etc in a 50 year old house he bought but not sure. If I can remember, I'll ask him Thursday.

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Cutting siding back when installing replacement windows.

Cutting trim in place when remodeling.

Cutting holes for electrical boxes.

Peeling off old caulk/sealant

and the list goes on..........................

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I have a harbor freight oscillating tool,, its worked great for probably 5 years,, and is very versatile,, cutting under the car exhaust tubing , where a sawsall  would never work,,, actually it cuts about anything you need to cut , and its CHEAP,

http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools.html?CatPath=All%2BProducts%252F%252F%252F%252FPower%2BTools%2F%2F%2F%2FOscillating+Tools&RequestData=CA_CategoryExpand



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Thanks, Gents, I have been coming to the conclusion that one might come in handy for quite a few things, especially drywall cut-in; I still use my old drywall "poke" saw when I need to, but one can never have too many tools, yanno (unless, of course, one asks his Esposa). First time I saw one I recognized it as a takeoff on a doctor's cast cutter.

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I'm kind of a tool nut,,, so I have a bunch,, isn't there a saying  " A Man can't have too many tools"  I have probably 20 varying sizes of battery powered screw guns etc,, chargers and Batterys ,, 4 or 5 sawsall's , 4 vacuums, and the list goes on,,,,

need to have a garage sale I think......confuse



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Rrumbler wrote:

Thanks, Gents, I have been coming to the conclusion that one might come in handy for quite a few things, especially drywall cut-in; I still use my old drywall "poke" saw when I need to, but one can never have too many tools, yanno (unless, of course, one asks his Esposa). First time I saw one I recognized it as a takeoff on a doctor's cast cutter.


 I asked my Step-son what he thought about his and this was his reply: " it's excellent for one-off projects...  getting in a tight space to cut, trim or sand some odd piece...  they can do things that other tools can't, but admittedly, they aren't always your "go-to" tool of choice...  usually best for small projects..." - - - Rrumbler, I think I'm gonna get me one the next time I see one on sale.

Happy Thanksgiving,

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harbor freight has them on sale now,, usually 50bucks   now 20 bucks

 

Chicago Electric Power Tools 60428 Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool

Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool

Item # 60428
Only: $49.99
Sale: $19.99


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Closest one is over an hour away and I'm thinking I want a cordless in that particular tool but they are more pricey also. H.D. has a cord type for $35 but I think I'll wait and watch the sales after the Holidays and try for a cordless on sale. Sure ain't in no hurry because until Rrumbler posted this I hadn't even considered one.

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I just did some 'unauthorized ' snooping and found out that Santa's helper has that Porter Cable Multi Tool I mentioned on the way (of course, that helper charged my tired credit card, @#$%evileye).

Now I can hardly wait to get to the kitchen counter/floor project since the tile arrived this week, but it wont be until we return from our Tejas trip about the first of Jan now. That counter top has gotten expen$ive as my DW also wants a new $$ ga$ $tove, di$hwa$her, range hood and lighting - and the ship hasn't arrived at the dock yet with my multi-million dollar check.



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Dang Dave, you have all the fun

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Dave You will find a thousand uses for that tool especally on that counter top,, great for cutting into the old grout, cutting tile into weird shapes,  creating a plug for the other halfs ??? (what ever she needs a plug for) the use is limitless,,,



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Em - I have fun becase I've been good all year, not naughty like some who will get nothing but lumps of coal and wormy apples for Christmas

There are two things I'm going to immediately use that tool for - the first is to pull the Formica off of two small sections of counter top that it would be very difficult to replace the underlaying plywood without pulling base and wall cabinets out. The other will be to peel the old tile backsplash off behind the main section of counter



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Hmmm, I prefer the naughty all year method. Why give up 364 days of fun and debauchery, for one day of a few presents? Christmas is overrated.

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I enjoy the giving, especially shopping for my grandkids and sons - - - - I'm pretty damned good at getting the right "SURPRISE" gift but Christmas is a Birthday Celebration for OUR families more than a Holiday.

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Today is my youngest son's birthday and we got him a Rockwell 120v Orbital Tool.  I met him in town and gave it to him yesterday afternoon and this morning I got an email that said "Dad, this tool is awesome.  Thank Y'all so much and hug Sherry for me" - - - - so I guess that is a testimonial of sorts, eh?  I have yet to use one but that will cease to be the case in the not so distant future.

Thanks for all the comments and input on this thread topic.  I promise you it DID help me in my decision as to what to buy him.  I will probably get a cordless for myself but he goes to many locations that he might use it and so I opted for the 120V instead of cordless for his needs.

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Really hard to go wrong with tools................ smile but those are sweet.



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Just happened to be in the Home Depot tool dept and saw those 2.5 and 3 amp Rockwells. Looks to me to be nicely made tools. I'm about to try my new Porter Cable out this week sometime.



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