Hi, I'm Russell of Martindale Windows and Developments Limited. I'm a member of Expert Trades and I'm here today to do a review for Tool Talk.
Today I'm going to talk to you about the DeWalt Multi Tool, Oscillating Tool, several other names for it I'm sure in the trade. We all have our own nicknames for them. Firstly, to start off with, I'm new to DeWalt as a tool. I'm really warming to it. Firstly for the value, secondly for the quality of the boxes, how tough they are compared to their rivals, the likes of Makita and Festool. Festool were just as good I'd day, but I've yet to find a stacking box that performs as well as that. The clip together system works really well. I've seen some storage solutions for them in vans and workshops, where they all slide into cages and organisation pole systems. They look like they really nailed it on the storage side, so firstly that's really impressive.
Second is the price. These are selling at the moment through Screwfix, including VAT at 150. That includes the box, the tool itself and the tool is quick release, which we'll go into in a minute. It comes with two 2 amp batteries, which aren't great batteries, but there are two of them and you can keep them rolling and you can obviously add to your system. They work with all the other tools available, 18 volt this is in particular, brush disk motor, LED light on it, all the batteries have got indicators on them to show you how much power's left. You get a great selection of little tools with it, as opposed to the body only Makita or the other tools like that on the market. The Fein Marter, the original that came out. Price-wise this is, I think, the most competitive tool on the market in its league.
We've used it for probably a month now. It's been really good, it's proved really handy. We know that as a tool anyway, purely because of the nature of the tool, great for plumbers, cutting pipes, trimming holes for pipes. The same for electricians, cutting out boxes. We use it for kitchen fitting, cutting holes in work surfaces or in the units themselves. Cutting plastic in the PVC industry, it's really handy for, all sorts.
The tool itself, again like I say it's got a quick release, I'm not sure if you can see that there. It's instant between blade changes, batteries connect, this is like a sliding system. Again, two of those in there, 2 amp, with a battery indicator on the back. This one's a little flat, needs charging. Again, you get a charger with it for that price and there's several tools in here, some of which we haven't even looked into yet. That looks like a dust extraction system for it. I think it's a 15 piece set, so you do have several blades in the set with it. These are really handy for raking out grout on tiles. There's some silicon removers, sanding, that's the plate for the sanding. If I was to put that on there for you, you'd be able to see how quick and easy that is to use. There is a lock, like a safety, you can hold it in and it will hold it on there for you, so you don't have to hold the trigger down; just click it to release.
For what it is, a very powerful tool, very light, very well balanced. Again, extra sanding pads for it. There are extra ... The connection system, I think there's about eight legs that stick out and they go into the back of the tool itself to lock it into position. There's a spare there if the one you've got gets broken. Alan key to service the tool, you can't fault it really for the level of extras you get with it. Again, there's another tool there, another blade sorry. I'm not entirely sure what this is for. Haven't used it yet, but again I'll get round to reading the instructions on it as we do, after we give it a go first and give up and read the instructions. In it's own league, I'd say one of best tools, best value on the market for what they are and I'll definitely recommend trying it.