I have one, and I use it relatively often. It's nice for small sanding jobs and flush cutting/plunge cutting certain materials but the blades and attachments are really expensive for what you're getting.
I bought one when renovating my mom's kitchen. I bought a cheapie and its good enough for the odd jobs I need it for every now and then. Easy to cut small amounts of wood and plastics. So useful? Yeah, but not a priority tool...
I bought a $25 refurbished skil and a carbide rasp for it ( it came with a plunge cut blade). It can be a time and effort saver in certain limited applications. I keep it with my sander, and might get a nicer unit / more attachments when the hype over them dies (and the price goes down). Def not worth that mch
>>934584 The first time I saw one of these, about 10 years ago, was a fein and I didn't have a clue what it was. I'd say if I were going to get one, I'd be inclined to stand next to the one that has stood the test of time.
>>934505 I use mine pretty frequently for finish carpentry and fitting floor molding to doorframes, etc. It's pretty useful, I got the Makita rechargeable one, so I can just use my regular Makita batteries on a job instead of screwing around with electrical cords.
>>934505 on flooring installs i use the oscillating tool in place of a jamb saw, for cutting around outlets or plumbing, and for grout/tile removal. i have cut cut plastic with it as well, it was meh... i bought the dewalt 20v, because i have other dewalts
on a side note, how long until R34? pic semi-related
I use mine a lot for random repairs in strange locations. A fine woodworking tool it's not, but it beats the fuck out of slowly chipping out a divot with a pocketknife in the back corner under a sink so that one screw will fit.
>>934505 they're really nice for plunge cuts and have a surprising amount of precision. I have an oscillating saw and a rotary saw. Both tools have places where they shine, and both have places where they are shit. There is a lot of overlap between the application of oscillating v rotary tools, but they do have unique uses from each other. It's all about knowing which tool is best for your needs.
Like a lot of other people have said it does great in small cuts, plunge cuts, or when there isnt any other way to get into somewhere to cut other than with a hand tool. I have the cordless Milwaukee version, one of the tools other than impacts and drills to make the most sense as a cordless, as it will only be used in short amounts of time for small jobs 9/10 times.
If it were any more useful than it actually is, it would drain the fuck out of your wallet with the expensive ass blades it takes, and a couple missing teeth from hitting a nail or screw and the blade is pretty much fucked or will just burn through whatever it is trying to cut.
Useful when you need it in tight spaces, not a versatile as companies and advertising would make it out to be though imo.
>>934505 go to harbor freight and get there's for twenty bucks and go to home depot and buy a carbide blade which is another 20 bucks. goes through metal and wood at odd angles. worth having one. if doing flooring, its great to undercut doorjambs
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