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Multifunction Tool for home improvement.

The tasks in the home improvement sector, such as sawing, grinding and polishing, always require some skill and different tools. To make sure that you do not need too many tools for smaller activities, numerous vendors are now manufacturing multifunctional tools, which can carry out these handicraft activities with the help of different essays.

What is a multi-function tool

A multi-function tool, also known as a multitool, is a versatile tool which is often used by amateur and professional craftsmen. These tools are oscillating, thus oscillating multitools, and comparable with a Dremel. They integrate different skills from the craft sector into a tool, such as milling, rasping, cutting, polishing, sawing and grinding. Because of these numerous possibilities, a multifunctional tool is therefore a true multitalent and a small and handy helper for everyday use at work or at home. The multitools are used when it is necessary to work properly and that ordinary electric tools, such as an oscillating grinder or a jigsaw, have no place at all. In the case of activities such as the quick cutting off of the nail heads, the scraping of the glue, the grinding of the corresponding corners, the opening of the tile joints and the removal of tiles, these tools can be used ideally. The sawing of raw materials such as metal, plastic or wood is easily possible with the aid of the special sheets of the Multitool. In contrast to conventional devices, the multifunction tools are designed differently, since a multitool does not rotate but oscillates. In this case, the idle speed is at least up to 20.000 oscillations per minute and at an oscillation angle up to three degrees. For the different functions of the multifunction tools, the corresponding attachments are used, which are supplied by Bosch and other suppliers as accessories.

Types of multifunction tool

The multitools mainly distinguish between network and battery powered tools. The differences as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the two multifunction tool types are explained below.

Wired Multitools

The cable-connected multifunctional tools are operated by a power cable. This results in much higher performance. As a result, larger activities, such as cutting wood and other materials, can be effortlessly performed. These multitools are also convincing in permanent operation, because here the current does not end at any time. Only with these devices are a power cable, which is always connected or probably still to be laid. It is also important that the cable is tamper-free and secure when working with the corresponding multi-function tool type.

Cordless multifunctional tools

The battery-powered multitools get power through the integrated battery, as the name already betrays. In the normal case one uses an 18 Volt lithium-ion battery, which has a minimum capacity of four ampere-hours. These multi-function tools are becoming more and more popular because they offer convenient advantages over cable-powered multitools. They can be used immediately without connecting the power cable. It also simplifies working, because no cables have to be respected. It is possible to transport a battery multifunction tool without problems, for example, from one room to another, which is why these multitools are even more flexible. Because of the limited battery performance of these tools, the possibilities are limited. For small activities, such as cockroaching, polishing and grinding the accustomed multitools are particularly suitable. If there are major tasks requiring more power, such as cutting or cutting metal, there are problems because the range of the battery is quickly reached in this approach. A cable-bound multitool is better suited for this. a Rotary Hammer does not replace the multifunction tool.

Purchase criteria for multitools

The following section describes the points to be considered when purchasing a multi-function tool.

Performance

For a multi-function tool, performance is very important. There are devices from brand manufacturers, which offer a high performance from 300 to 350 Watt. Other providers and versions also have a lower wattage between 190 and 250 Watt, which is better suited for smaller home activities. What should not be forgotten in the Watt performance is the heating of these tools. This is much faster with less wattage and thus unpleasant in operation. Another characteristic of the power is the idle speed, which indicates the rotations per minute from the engine. That is, the higher the idle speed of a multitool, the higher the power. Here, it is important to start from a guideline from 10.000 to 19.500 revolutions per minute. As already mentioned, the current source is important for the performance of such a tool. If these indices are given, it is also possible to use the respective multitool for the removal of the joints on the tiles.

Equipment

In principle, a multifunctional tool is equipped with the appropriate accessories, which also cover a range of possible uses. In spite of all this, it is necessary to pay attention to the equipment so that the desired applications can be carried out. If necessary, the accessories for Multitools can always be purchased, but should be eligible for the price class. Multifunctional tools offer different functions, such as a suction device or a quick-release system. A quick-release system replaces an attachment without an Allen key or wrench. This results in a comfortable handling, saving time and possibly nerves. For activities such as the removal of the tiles, especially the suction device is suitable, because there is a lot of dirt and dust. With this device, a vacuum cleaner can be connected to the multitool. This is thus a solution for the resulting dirt and dust. An extraction device is also advised for reasons of health, so that falling dust and others are not inhaled. The multitool is kept in the supplied case. Many vendors ship their multifunctional tools in matching suitcases, which also contain the accessories. A suitcase is necessary for such an all-round tool.

Handling

When working with a multi-function tool, it should be comfortable and permanent without any hassle. For convenient work with these tools, it is important to ensure simple and easy handling. This starts with a handle that is ergonomically shaped and well-matched in strength. In the case of the multitools, the functional buttons must be able to be operated quickly and easily. It is also important to pay attention to the type of tool change. If you change the attachments without a tool through a clamping system, you save a lot of time. In addition, it ensures a generally more comfortable handling. However, if you need tools such as an Allen wrench or screwdriver for changing the attachment, it takes much longer. As far as the weight is concerned, it is necessary to pay attention to a user-friendly weight because the permanent operation can be strenuous with a lot of weight.

Weight

In the case of the multitools, the weight is also relevant because the tools are permanently held in the hand and therefore the load should be as low as possible. For pleasant work, it is important that they are by no means too difficult. Multifunctional tools weigh on average between 1,2 and 1,5 kilograms.

Price

What a multifunctional tool is to cost, however, can not be answered in principle. Rather, it is important to be aware of what activities it is used for. If you plan to use the new multitool only in some cases, you do not need to buy the most expensive variant, but a good one in the middle price class. These are suitable for the amateur hobbyist up to the angler. However, if it is to be used repeatedly several times a day and can carry out almost all possible activities, it is important to purchase a multifunctional tool with accessories of high quality. The multitool in the upper price range is recommended to craftsmen or passionate DIY enthusiasts. This convinces with excellent quality, is high-quality processed and contains a wide range of functions as well as accessories. It is also possible to use this tool regularly over several years.

Manufacturer/Model

  • There are several vendors from which multifunctional tools are available:
  • Parkside
  • Stanley
  • Worx
  • Flex
  • AEG
  • Mannesmann
  • Black & Decker
  • DeWalt
  • Einhell

The leading brands

The three leading manufacturers that offer Multitools are detailed below.

Makita

Makita Werkzeug GmbH, which is based in Ratingen, offers multitools among numerous power tools. With this company, the product range is clear and quite small. High-performance network machines and rechargeable batteries are manufactured with a comprehensive range of accessories. The professional multifunction tools from Makita are suitable for passionate DIY and craftsmen. Especially with the battery-powered multitools such as the Makita DTM51Y1JX8 high-quality devices are offered by Makita, which is by no means only due to the integrated high-performance batteries, which can be interchanged. In principle, the Makita tools meet the highest demands on user-friendliness and quality. In addition, this company offers a user-friendly case system called MAKPAC, which allows the multitool including the accessories to be easily and safely stowed and transported. The standard delivery always includes a wide range of accessories, covering all needs so that work can start right away. At the time of purchase of a Makita multifunctional tool you will get an 41 accessory set.

Offer
Makita battery multifunction tool (without battery / charger, 390 W, 18 V) DTM51Z indicator
  • Electronically adjustable oscillation number
  • Tool-free change of insert tools
  • Multifunction tool for sawing, cutting and grinding
  • Extensive accessories for a wide range of applications optionally available
  • With soft start and restart protection

Bosch

As a successful product group, the Gerling company Bosch produces the multitools. In principle, the multifunction tools from Bosch are excellently processed and of high quality. In addition, the company offers a comprehensive product range and a particularly good customer service. In the large selection of different multitools, a distinction is made between the blue and the green product line. Blue appliances are available for craftsmen, while green ones are intended for DIY enthusiasts. Even Bosch has cable and battery powered multifunctional tools on offer. The GOP 300 SCE multi-function tool, which comes from the blue product line, is currently the company's best device. The luggage systems, such as the L-BOXX, are particularly comfortable and customer-oriented. Due to the box system, it is possible to sort and transport the multitool together with the accessories. For a wide range of applications, Bosch offers a high-quality and extensive range of accessories for these tools.

Offer
Bosch DIY multi-function tool PMF 250 CES Set, 4 saw blades, sanding plate, sanding paper set, hard scraper, multimeter, 4-level depth stop, vacuum cleaner adapter, case (250 W) display
  • Multifunctional tool PMF 250 CES Set - the powerful universal aid for a wide range of applications
  • Suitable for numerous jobs thanks to extensive accessories: milling, scraping, sawing, cutting, cutting, grinding, polishing
  • With speed preselection for material-compatible work and with Bosch Constant electronics, so that the power remains constant even under heavy load
  • Precise and gentle dipping through rounded "Curved-Tec" cutting edges of the diving saw blades
  • Maintain the exact cutting depth by 4-level depth stop as well as low-dust grinding thanks to vacuum cleaner adapter

Fein

For the multifunctional tools, the company Fein is leading in Schwäbisch Gmünd-Bargau. Due to its enormous know-how, it currently offers the best multitools. These tools convince above all of their very high quality of the materials used, the high quality workmanship and the powerful performance as they contain high-quality built-in motors. That's why craftsmen choose this. The best multifunction tool from Fein is the Multimaster FMM 350 Q Top, which is well known in the market. The Multimaster is a professional for permanent operation. It is therefore suitable for craftsmen and passionate DIY enthusiasts, where high performance is required with regular use. Furthermore, the Multitools offers a wide range of accessories, which are included in the various sets. Due to the different sets, all applications are possible. In addition to professional multi-function tools, Fein also has more cost-effective designs for beginners, such as the FMT 250 W Start.

Fine Multifunction Tool (350 Watt Fine High Performance Motor, QuickIN Quick Release System) FMM 350 QSL Display
  • Powerful 350 Watt high-performance motor
  • Steplessly adjustable vibration, see E-Cut Precision BIM saw blade
  • StarlockPlus tool holder, QuickIN quick-release system
  • 3 years manufacturing guarantee
  • (3 / 60 / 80 / 120), sanding plate Ø 180 mm, perforated, 3 sanding sheets each perforated (K 60 / 80 / 120 / 180), sanding plate perforated / 115 / 2), HSS segment saw blade, hard metal segment saw blade, hard-metal segment saw blade, hard-metal saw blade, Rasp (triangular shape), perforated, plastic tool case

Safety

There are always accidents, especially in craft activities. By adhering to simple safety measures, it is possible to minimize the risk of using multifunctional tools. In the following, these measures are explained.

Protective gloves

When working with the Multitools, it is important to wear protective gloves. Gloves also protect you from burns and cuts by flying sparks, chips or splinters. It is imperative that the protective gloves have the correct fit and size. It is best to wear the tight-fitting gloves, which have a rubberized surface.

Eye protection

When working with the multi-function tool as well as processing different raw materials, such as wood or metal, chips, chips and sparks can fly around. The eyes can be quickly injured. This is therefore better protected with protective goggles. This screen must be set individually, so that it is by no means too loose or too tight. Ordinary goggles are made of polycarbonate.

respiratory protection

Respiratory protection is required when working with materials, creating dust and toxic fumes. When working with the multi-function tool, a protection should be worn for the airways. It has to be noted, that he is neither too tight, nor too loose sits and adapts excellently.

ear protection

Depending on the performance it is possible that the respective multi-function tool becomes very noisy. If it is operated continuously, the persistent effect of the high sound pressure level on the eardrum is detrimental. This can lead to irreparable and permanent hearing damage. This should be counteracted by providing a very high-quality hearing protection. An ear protection is recommended here, which can be individually adjusted on the holding bracket. It is important that the hearing protection is by no means too loose and not too tight.

safety helmet

To ensure that the head is not injured by sparks, chips, wood or metal chips during activities with the multi-function tool, it is necessary to equip it with a helmet. The safety helmet should fit exactly, do not press and by no means be too loose. It is important that the brackets of the goggles are placed underneath.

Further safety instructions

For work, it is recommended to wear work clothes or old clothes. The multifunctional tool must be checked for functionality before the manual work. In the case of a network-connected device, it is important not to damage the cable. It should in any case not be a stumbling block in the way. It is self-evident that only a sober and healthy state is used.

OfferBestseller no. 1
Accessory Set, Tacklife ARTO2C 282-tlg Multipurpose Accessory Set for Multifunction Tool Universal Accessory Super easy to cut, sand, polish, drill and engrave with Carrying Case Indicator
  • Multipurpose accessory set- Here you get versatile accessories. Whether for cutting, grinding, polishing, drilling, engraving, sharpening or cleaning, the accessory set meets your various requirements
  • 4 piece collet- A collet is very important for the installation of the accessory. Here are just four additional clamping tongs (1.6mm, 2.3mm, 3.2mm) included. It allows a quick and easy change of accessories
  • Robust plastic case - The case made of PC is robust, impact-resistant and reusable. All accessories can be set in the open, although the accessory set is carried or suspended somewhere
  • Extensive Applications - These accessories are capable of renovation, processing and embellishment on jade, ceramic, tile, glass, wood, plastic, metal, stainless steel and alloys
  • Contents: Tacklife 282-tlg multipurpose accessory set (versatile accessories are suitable for Tacklife RTD35ACL multifunction tool or the same tool of another brand)
OfferBestseller no. 2
Mini Multifunction Tool, Tacklife 3.7V Li-ion Battery Multipurpose Grinder with 3 Variable Speed ​​Settings and 31 Accessories, Rotary tool for many creative projects or home improvement work display
  • Multifunctionality and versatility - With 3-level speed adjustment, you can set the ideal speed for your application, making it perfect for your project, such as sharpening, engraving, cleaning, polishing, milling, etc.
  • Extensive Accessories - The extensive accessories are supplied in a small clear plastic box to keep things simple. In addition, all attachments are easy to attach and change
  • Wireless and easy to use - The ergonomic shape of the device makes it easy to hold in your hand. Thanks to battery operation, you no longer have a disruptive power cable to use the multifunction device more diverse
  • Safe Handling - With 5000 / 10000 / 15000 RPM RPM, the motor is powerful, powerful and can be used over extended periods of use without overheating or interference. Ideal for all precision work indoors and outdoors
  • Package Includes: Multifunction Tool, Tool Case (31 Accessories), Manual, 24 Months Warranty
OfferBestseller no. 3
Dremel Multifunction Tool 3000-1 / 25 EZ (25tgl Accessory Set, Attachment, Tool Case, 130 Watt) Display
  • The 3000-1 / 25 EZ multifunction tool - optimum performance with 130 Watt motor
  • Comfortable working due to simple tool change and easy handling
  • The variable speed setting allows precise application
  • The tool is compact and ergonomic thanks to trendy design
  • Scope of delivery: 3000-1 / 25 EZ, flexible shaft, 25 accessories incl. SpeedClic, carrying case (8710364074686)
OfferBestseller no. 4
Tacklife RTD35ACL Advanced multifunction tool with 80 accessories and 3 attachments to the popular all-rounder for handyman and DIY, incl. Cover display
  • Whether it is sawing, cutting, grinding, scraping, milling, shortening or rasping ... all these possible application scenarios can be performed with just one single multi-function tool
  • Adjustable speed and ON / OFF switch is suitable for precise and controlled operation. Continuously variable vibration preselection with 10,000 rpm / min - 32,000 rpm Vibrations per minute for material-appropriate working
  • Powerful 135 Watt high-performance motor for maximum cutting speeds, enabling you to achieve jobs quickly
  • The additional protective cover protects against sparks and ensures maximum safety. Quick and easy change of various accessories thanks to 80 accessories and 3 attachments
  • Package Includes: Multifunction Tool, Tool Case, Accessories (Auxiliary Handle, Blade Guide, Protective Hood, Flexible Driver), Manual, 24 Months Warranty
OfferBestseller no. 5
Makita battery multifunction tool (without battery / charger, 390 W, 18 V) DTM51Z indicator
  • Electronically adjustable oscillation number
  • Tool-free change of insert tools
  • Multifunction tool for sawing, cutting and grinding
  • Extensive accessories for a wide range of applications optionally available
  • With soft start and restart protection
Bestseller no. 6
Multifunction tool 116tlg accessory, Holife 130W turning tool (6 speed stages, 2 collets -2.3 / 3.2 mm, solid metal cutting discs), multitool for milling cutting grinding engraving indicator
  • 1 【130-W Engine & Variable RPM of 8.000-30.000 RPM】 Thanks to the powerful 130W engine, you can enjoy consistent high performance even under load. The adjustable speed of 8.000-30.000 RPM allows you to precisely adjust the power for custom tool guidance, making it ideal for your applications with high demands on precision and control.
  • 2. 【Versatile with 113 accessories】 Many applications are possible with the 113 accessories, whether drilling, engraving, milling, cutting, grinding / polishing. 2 solid metal cutting discs for robust cutting / cutting. The flexible shaft for fatigue-free engraving on wood / glass, or precise, detailed work in hard-to-reach places. 3 multipurpose milling attachments for different engravings.
  • 3. 【Quick Accessory Replacement, Replacement Chip Pliers Available (2.3-3.2 mm)】 Inserting each attachment is easy: just press the lock button, loosen the chuck manually or with the wrench, then change the tool insert. Thanks to the 2 collet size (2,3 / 3,2 mm), you have a wide clamping range from 2,3 to 3,2 mm for holding different attachments.
  • 4. 【Rubber coating for comfortable handling】 The rubberized surfaces in the grip areas and the low weight of only 1,7 kg ensure that the lathe tool lies securely in the hand. Vibrations are greatly reduced in permanent work and prevents fatigue. A must have for do-it-yourselfers, model makers, precision mechanics, jewelery workshops, opticians, arts and crafts.
  • 5. 【Holife Warranty & Delivery】 2 Year Holife Warranty: If you have a problem with the tool, please contact us, we will tell you friendly customer service and uncomplicated solution to full satisfaction. Included in delivery: multi tool, tool case for storage, MIni accessory box, 113 accessories for wood, plastic, jade, ceramics, glass fiber, glass, metal etc.
OfferBestseller no. 7
Dremel Multifunction Tool 4000-6 / 128 EZ (65tlg Accessory Set, Bendable Shaft, Circular and Parallel Cutter, Tool Case, 175 Watt) Display
  • The multifunctional tool 4000-6 / 128 - the powerful and precise all-rounder
  • Variable speed control (5.000-35.000 rpm) for a large number of applications
  • Powerful 175 watt motor for optimal performance
  • Two unique pre-attachments - for even greater flexibility and precision
  • Scope of delivery: Dremel 4000, flexible shaft, 65x accessories, circular and parallel cutters, modeling table, precision handle, carrying case (8710364074723)
OfferBestseller no. 8
Bosch Multifunction Tool PMF 350 CES (3x Saw Blades, Sanding Plate, 6x Sandpaper, Case, for Starlock and Starlock Plus Accessories, 350 Watt) Display
  • The powerful all-rounder for do-it-yourselfers - Whether milling, scraping, sawing, cutting, cutting, grinding or polishing - thanks to the large range of accessories, many applications are possible
  • Maintaining the cutting depth with 4 depth stop and anti-vibration grip for optimal guidance
  • Optimal illumination of the working area thanks to the 180 ° light band and low-dust grinding by means of a vacuum cleaner adapter
  • With Starlock interface for optimum power transmission and easy tool change through AutoClic system
  • Scope of supply: PMF 350 CES, segment saw blade ACZ 85 EB, dipping saw blade AIZ 32 EPC, dipping saw blade PAII 65 APB, delta grinding plate AVZ 93 G, 6-part. Sanding paper set, anti-vibration grip, 4-depth stop, dust extraction, case (3165140828567)
Bestseller no. 9
8 pcs Saw Blade Circular Saw Blades Set JTENG for dremel rotary tool suitable for wood, plastic, fiberglass, copper, aluminum and thin sheet Multitool Tool Repair Tool KitDisplay
  • Size: 22 (25.32.35.44.50) * 6.35mm, Thickness: 0,4 to 0,8, Extension Rod Diameter: 3.2mm & 6mm.
  • Suitable for wood, plastic, fiberglass, copper, aluminum and thin sheets.
  • Suitable for use in carpentry and handicrafts.
  • Made of strong HSS 6542 high-speed steel, durable and strong.
  • For these saw blades, Maximum RPM: 20.000. Please be careful with.
OfferBestseller no. 10
Bosch Professional Tile Set 4tlg. (Mortar and tile adhesive, accessories for multifunction tools Starlock) display
  • Professional processing of wall and floor tiles, mortar and tile adhesive
  • Suitable for all Starlock, Starlock Plus, Starlock Max and other multifunction tools
  • Versatile tile set for renovation and remodeling
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  • Scope of delivery: Carbide-RIFF segment saw blade (ACZ 85 RT3), Carbide-RIFF grinding plate (AVZ 78 RT2), HCS scraper (ATZ 52 SC), BIM dip saw blade metal (AIZ 20 AB)

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