Reddit mentions: The best oscillating power tools

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u/TrimT · 7 pointsr/HomeImprovement

A good drill is key. It's silly to stick to one brand (many people have the bs brand loyalty fetish and I'm not sure why). You'll also want to get a variety of drill bits to go with drill. Go to garage sales and start hoarding nails, screws, etc at cheap prices.

My recommendations below are based on at least 5 hours of research and shopping around. There are some things I'd probably add to the list (like a hand saw and dremel) but this takes care of a lot of your big needs. I own everything on the list and am pleased with it all, especially in terms of a performance for value ratio.

The key is know what you want then shop around / wait for the best prices (track prices in spreadsheet). Use google shopping to compare prices and see who price matches plus has best ebates or Ibotta cash back % + consider buying gift cards at a discount on Raise or elsewhere to further maximize savings (or just go with whatever credit card gets best points on particular site). Add Google Chrome app "Honey" to have coupon codes auto applied (eliminates time searching for them).

Also, I'd strongly consider getting a credit card with a decent bonus that will essentially help you get these items for free (assuming you can achieve the bonus spend with money you're already paying on existing bills / monthly purchases - it's a no-brainer in this case) - Chase's Sapphire Preferred is a good place to start ($500 bonus for 4K spend in 3 months)

Consider waiting until Black Friday (and from Jan to end of feb) for the good deals.

Drill (get a decent to really good one - you'll use it often)

u/calsgoofyblackdude · 2 pointsr/EDC
  1. Ae Wooden Toys Cherrywood Kazoo I know kazoos are huge in the edc community so I'm excited to tell you all this thing is excellent! I used to find myself in all sorts of situations where I needed one but was sadly kazooless. Playing shows, Hiking mountain trails, having SEX with WOMEN. All failures without kazoo. I resorted to stashing plastic Party City kazoos everywhere. But plastic kazoos break. This wooden one is more durable, goes around my neck and is all around nicer. No more embarassing moments like being a grown-ass man without a kazoo around his neck. No sir.
  2. SOG Key Folding Knife it's actually pretty nice for my needs but I wish I had more of a compact multitool to keep in my pocket
  3. Cheap Handkerchief from walmart
  4. Bic Lighter More of a sometimes carry, I don't smoke anything (contrary to popular belief) I just really like certain songs and you never know who might need a light or when you'll need to set something on fire.
  5. DeWalt MT16 I mostly leave this one in the car and only put it in my pocket when I'm on a job or at a gig. I feel like it opens too slowly and has a few wasted tools like the straight edge/ruler that's too small to be any good. The knife/wire cutters/pliers/screwdrivers/scissors come in pretty handy, but Ideally I want something that opens faster, is less bulky and maybe has a hole punch. A small multitool for my keychain and one with more functions for my car.
  6. Coin Purse I don't know why everyone doesn't use one of these or what they do with their coins but it's been a godsend. I guess theoretically when full it can also be used as a makeshift fistload for defense, but let's be real, who picks fights with the kazoo guy?
  7. Royce Leather Jotter This item is one of my favorite things in the world. I have a habit of losing pens and forgetting notebooks which Everyone should carry especially if you're the writing type and this eliminates that problem and is a pretty slim wallet. (the rest of the 7s are kept inside the wallet)
    a. ImageReflectors shatterproof mirror because it's way harder to check your teeth/eyes/nose with a front facing camera for some reason
    b. Base Set 2 Meowth card for sentimental and slightly superstitious reasons
    c. lense cloth cleans glasses better than the handkerchief
    d. Dunlop tortex 1mm a similar case to the lighter I have a pick in my mandolin case that I like better and I think dunlop discontinued and I refuse to use one for guitar unless my hand is bleeding but there's always someone who needs one.
  8. LG X Power with Zizo case and screen protector bad phone, bad case, screen apparently cracked in my pocket during a 15 minute drive, but it's all I got until I save up some more.
u/bsrieger · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have this set and it's fantastic price:quality. As far as non-power tools go, this covers pretty much everything I need around the house and working on my cars, except for a hammer and wonder bar. I think I remember buying it at Menards for $50 on sale.

I'm a huge fan of Hitachi power tools. Excellent quality for very reasonable price. Lifetime warranty. The 18v drill/impact combo is like $115 on Amazon.

The biggest helper of all the tools I own is the oscillating tool. I have this Porter Cable model that has served me veyr well, but ANY oscillating tool will do. Uses include: scraping up stuff like old stick-down tile (with a scraper blade), cutting holes in things like drywall where a utility knife would be a lot of work, removing old caulking (scraper blade again), small cuts on things like trim, sanding into corners (such as when refinishing a hardwood floor), and the list is basically infinite in my mind.

Other handy homeowner power tools include (in order of my preference) an air compressor, angle grinder (be safe with it!), bench grinder (sharpen your own mower blades, etc), reciprocating saw, and circular saw. The last two are more useful if you're doing more DIY projects but the others are really handy to have all the time.

u/buceesnumber1fan · 2 pointsr/doggrooming

HAWKFORCE 12V MAX Cordless Multi-Purpose Oscillating Tool with 6 Variable Speeds, Quick Release Blade Replacement and 38 Piece Accessories Set MultiTool Kit for Grout Removing, Scraping, Cutting

I bought this and it works great!! Love using and my coworkers love it as well. Those who dont have a grinder constantly ask me to use mine

u/nickbrown_17 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Wet sanding with an oscillating hand sander works well, just go slow. If you need to do detail work, I haven’t found anything better than this:

Proxxon 28594 PS 13 12-Volt Electric Pen Sander, Micromot NG 2/S AC Adapter

Edit: this is the hand sander I have. I like the battery powered because it melts the plastic less because it’s less powerful

Ridgid ZRR9700 12V Cordless JobMax Multi-Tool with Tool-Free Head (BARE TOOL, Battery and Charger NOT included) (Renewed)

u/admiralkit · 6 pointsr/nfl

Off the top of my head:


Wire cutters
Volt meter
Nail Punch
Power Drill
A good selection of bits for the drill
If your power drill is battery operated, a second battery for the drill
Levels (get one large level and one small torpedo level)
Stud Finder
Extension cords
A powered multi-tool like this
Drain snake
Caulk gun
Plumber's putty
Paint brushes and other painting implements
Step ladder
Small trash cans for rooms like bathrooms and offices
Floor mats for bathrooms
A diverse selection of:

  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Drywall anchors
  • zip ties
  • Tape

    Largely dependent on your yard situation, but I would recommend:

    A small wheel barrow
    Leaf rake
    Bow rake
    2x small gas cans - one for 2-cycle gas, one for regular gas
    Weed whip
    Lawn Mower
    Extra weed whip material
    Hand saw
    Branch clippers
    Bush trimming shears
    Work Gloves
    Leaf blower if you have any significant level of foliage on/around your property
    Large shop broom
    Shop vac
    Large step ladder
    Weed pulling tools
    Fuel stabilizer
    Quart of motor oil
    Wrenches for maintenance on your yard machines
    Pry bar
    Socket Wrenches (3/8" and 1/2")
    Sockets to fit your socket wrenches
    Outdoor trash can and trash bags
    Some kind of work bench
    Bench grinder
    Saw horses
    A couple of spare 2x4 boards
    Tub/trash can for holding most of your yard tools
    Shelving, tool box, and organizational units for holding all of the miscellaneous things you'll accumulate
u/PenguinsPlotMyDemise · 2 pointsr/DIY

I moved in to my first house about a year ago. Flippers had it before we moved in, so there were lot's of things to fix. I personally recommend buying tools as you need them, and getting flexible ones. An oscillating saw is one of the handiest tools I've ever used. One like this will tackle many projects I tend to go with tools that have the best reviews and longer warranties. Ask three different pros and you're likely to end up with three different brand recommendations.

u/Myceliomaniac · 3 pointsr/DIY

When I saw this I thought the same thing. If you reapply try hitting the grout occasionally with a very light mist from a spray bottle. Though this is something I do with drying concrete since I'm in the desert, so it might not be absolutely correct for your situation. One of my friends mixes his grout so thin he squeegees it in (with a pole squeegee) and doesn't have a lot of trouble with shrinkage to my knowledge, though the grout is definitely weaker (I but heads with him all the time over this, and it's the reason I didn't contract out tile jobs to him, which made him super mad...)

On a side note, I have had some success using one of these and a diamond blade to cut all of the grout out at my house after I made the mistake of letting my dog walk around on the tile before I had sealed anything.

u/wordfool · 0 pointsr/Tools

If you have Bosch 12v then why not just get the Bosch multi-tool? If you'll be using it a lot, like for woodworking or lots of installation, then IMO it's worth going for the best like Fein. If it will be an occasional use thing for random minor projects then TBH any of the options will be just fine.

I had a Fein Multimaster and it was annoying to have to find an outlet and/or trail a long extension from another room. It's one of those tools that I always seemed to use in inconvenient, out of the way places, so if (when) I buy another multi-tool it'll definitely be cordless... probably the Milwaukee M12, since that's the system I'm invested in.

u/Virilitaas · 1 pointr/DIY

Yeah, besides super specialized saws I've never heard of an oscillating tool would get it done and be safe about it too.

Here's the cheapest one I could find.

u/oldtoolfool · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I bought one of these 25 years ago and its paid for itself at least once. Dedicated purpose machine, although you can also sharpen chisels on it. Perfectly designed for jointer and planer knives. If you can find one used, snap it up..

u/Yaethe · 4 pointsr/electricians

DeWalt Fine/Multi Tool

Great for cabinet work, cutting drywall, notching studs, and practically any form of modification where you need a clean and quick cut but can only come at it head on.

I imagine far more useful for residential than not.

u/23458357234839742389 · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I recommend buying yourself a Fein Multimaster oscillating tool kit. It's the greatest tool you never knew you needed. Essential for any kind of renovation work.

u/incorrigible_genius · 1 pointr/DIY

A $25 floor scraper will work much better than a shovel for removing the bulk of the material. If you find stubborn spots, follow it up with a $40 oscillating tool to make short work of it. Don't buy a more expensive one, for what you are doing, it will work just fine.

Be sure to clean and seal the concrete after removing the tiles!

u/xexyzNES · 2 pointsr/retrogaming

I've modified probably 100 of these cases for NES carts.

If you can borrow one of these from someone I think it's the best way to do it. This will cut those extra tabs very easily.

u/sqrlmasta · 1 pointr/woodworking

So I figured it out. If you add 2 items that are "Prime Day Deals" and it takes both to get you over $100, then it will apply the double discount. So doing the 36-accessory kit you bought, which was >$100 to start, I could only get it to a single discount. But if you start with something like the $88 11-accessory kit and add another Dremel "Prime Day Deal Item" (look for blue banner) to put you over $100, say the $23 Accessory Kit, then you will get double the discount. I see those 2 things combined (once going to checkout, $112 in just the cart) as $75.40 in checkout. I hope you get this in time to cancel your old order and get the extra deal!

u/Astramancer_ · 1 pointr/DIY

Well, there's cast saws that are used to cut off casts. They have such a small travel distance that, even though they're sharp, they won't generally cut skin (unless it's pressed against bone, like on the side of your wrist). Those can probably cut wood.

There's also oscillating tools that work under the same principle, but I don't know if they have a long enough movement to cut skin under casual contact, but I do know they can cut through wood pretty well.

u/arizona-lad · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Possible, but if your nose is not lying to you, then the floor of the cabinet would need to be removed so an inspection could be made. For all you know, there may be mild or mildew in that dark damp space.

Cutting out the cabinet bottom would be easy with an oscillating tool:

u/Sands43 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Oh yes, you will need the correct tile blade. That sort of tile isn't as tough as it looks.

I have the corded Porter-Cable and did this exact same job ~3 months ago. (fixing prior owner "jobs").

Others are all basically similar. Loud as heck - wear ear plugs. Put down some tape to protect the counter and find the correct angle and it will cut in there just fine.

u/Trisa133 · 3 pointsr/DIY

I use a multitool.

The triangle sand paper and backing gets the corner easy. It's a very useful tool for a DIYer as you don't need the kind of volume work like a contractor. It replaces several other power and tools. It also can cut things at weird angles and crevices no other tools can.

u/NinjaCoder · 8 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Best? Fein. Hands down.

However, it is hard to justify the cost over the many, many knock offs available. In my opinion, it really isn't $250 better than the Porter Cable, or the Rockwell, or the DeWalt, or...

u/_oakland · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Oscillating Tool


This is seriously the most used power tool I have. For whenever you get into those situations where it's "how am I going to make this work?" This tool has got me out of more trouble than I can count. Perfect for any kind of remodel/repair work.

I like the Rockwell because they work with any standard blades.

u/bomphcheese · 14 pointsr/OSHA

Is that like a heavy duty Dremel?

I would have used my oscillator.

u/[deleted] · 13 pointsr/HomeImprovement

ok so i'm an unemployed carpenter, so i'll tell you how i would do it cus i'm bored.

new drywall: dead easy, take a piece of the flooring, sit drywall on that, and bam you're good. floor will slot right in. add a tiny shim to make it easy.

existing drywall: you need to buy a flat-cut, a multi-tool, this fucking thing. you're gonna take a piece of that flooring, use that as the guide. cut the drywall out. you're going to run into nails or screws, but multi-tool blades are kinda cheap, so buy a bunch. use the right one (bi-metal). ok so now you have a 3/4" or whatever gap to slip the flooring into. it's going to be ugly unless you are reallllly good. "caulk and paint make a carpenter what he ain't"

just put baseboard, it's so easy.

u/Robot_Spider · 2 pointsr/DIY

Looks great! If you ever do them again, or need faster production, I used a Bosch vibrating multitool with a fine-tooth blade to cut phone books like this. It was easier if I clamped at least part of it between 1x4 boards, but it wasn't necessary. Great gift idea!

u/exotube · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

That's still almost twice as much as the Genesis. I've beaten the heck out of mine and it's never given me a problem. Save your money for blades.

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/woodworking

Ah, Kreg. My gf's birthday is just before xmas, so she often gets big combo present packages. This year she had a VERY Kreggy Christmas -- K5, shelf pin jig, tons of screws, extra bits, clamps, etc. Basically, lots and lots of blue plastic cases. I have never heard her squeal quite so much over any present I've gotten her.

The alternative was this Fein Top Kit. She was much happier with her Kreg ensemble. She's been dancing her Kreg jig ever since.

She just finished cutting and sanding the planks for her new kitchen cabinets. We've got to use my fancy router bits on some rails, but then ON TO THE KREG JIGGERY!

u/avg_joe_schmoe · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you already have M18 batteries and charger you can buy just the multi tool with no battery or charger for $100. Although if you think you could use another battery that kit you are looking at is a better deal.

u/ssv-serenity · 1 pointr/woodworking

If you use them enough these are a life saver. They bevame a go to for myself on site.

PORTER-CABLE PCE605K52 3-Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit with 52 Accessories

u/sleepingthom · 1 pointr/Tools

Is this a better deal/tool than this Porter Cable tool?

PORTER-CABLE PCE605K 3-Amp Corded Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit with 31 Accessories

u/joshharoldson · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement


I'll 2nd that question. I've seen oscillating tools a few times now. What's the last project you used it on (or the first one that comes to mind)?

u/Quasmo · 2 pointsr/DIY

Be glad you didn't. I too believed this...

When i was in college I built a coffee table using only a dremel. The tool is essentially worthless, it took me a over a week to cut just a few holes. You need a jigsaw or a reciprocating saw for this job glad you got one. I would have recommended This

u/Stuff_on_Things · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have this one:

My sister has the Harbor Freight one:.
They make one that only cost $20, it's shit. The $40 one works just fine. Not sure how long it will do so.

I think I'm going to buy this one:

Wanna buy my bosch? lol

u/Llama11amaduck · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Ohh, like this? I also have one of those, but I don't use it for drywall. I use the first thing I posted for drywall, I use this other thing for undercutting door jambs, cutting nails off to get new work boxes out, etc.