Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch Great Tool
Purchased this one to replace a different brand that was worn out. What a difference. Especially like the trigger feature on this one instead of just an on/off switch and the ability to adjust the oscillation speed by the pressure on the trigger. Nice tool.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MoonSpinner Dewalt Oscillating Saw
I had seen a tool similar to the Dewalt being used on some trim and it sure looked like the right tool for the job. I bought this oscillating multi-tool to do some under cuts on door trim. With the variable speed and a bit of practice the cuts were easy and accurate.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve The perfect tool
This tool has been the best purchase I have made for my tool war chest! It has helped me trim around a window frame, making small adjustments cutting trim, sanding tight areas, and the list goes on.... Even showed my wife who is not a tool person how to use this for sanding the end tables we have outside on the porch. She is a super user now!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sly excellent tool
So far I did not use all the options ,only sanding but it is excellent especially on small surfaces and hard to get to corners.
September 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cheech776 Greatest Multi tool ever.
Easy to use and swap out blades with no tools needed. Cord is long enough to not have to use extensions. Trigger is sensitive enough to hold at a slow pace or increase speed as needed.
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Woodwise DeWALT DWE315 --- a disappointment for me
DeWALT DWE315 --- a disappointment for me
I am an experienced home user, with a background in construction and maintenance. I really wanted to like this. After all, I had done my research. As a home user involved in a large renovation project, I was familiar with oscillating tools (OT). My Bosch PS50 is great, but quickly runs through those 1.3 Ah batteries that came with it. I figured that I'd roll the cost of more batteries into the purchase of a corded OT. When the research dust settled, it seemed to be a tie twixt Bosch and DeWALT.
I chose the DeWALT for a number of reasons: work LED, Oscillating Tool Guide System, variable speed trigger, and Universal accessory adapter.
I set about making some cuts through very old, dried softwood, about 10 mm deep. Though it generally worked OK, I returned it the next day for these reasons. I see many good reviews for this OT, so many folks are not concerned with the issues below. I have other DeWALT tools, and like them.
1. Oscillating Tool Guide System. A good concept, and one that I actually looked for on an OT. But the ways to use the guide are limited, so that it is not possible to always get it in a position where it is useful. I had to frequently remove it and swap it to the other side of the tool. Supplying several tool guides would be an answer, and I have contacted DeWALT about this. In addition, I could not get the guide to stay locked in the 45° position. Every time I started to work, the vibration loosened the lock screw.
2. Blades: They didn't last very long before they started smoking. I know how to control feed to limit that. When their useful life seemed far too short, I wondered if I had set my expectations too high. I got out the Bosch PS50, slapped a used blade on it, and went to work. It was like slicing butter compared to the DeWALT blade.
3. Universal accessory adapter. This was to be my fallback device. If I didn't like the DeWALT blades, I could simply swap in my Bosch blades. But neither I //nor a DeWALT rep// could figure out how to do that.
4. Quick change. The spring loaded system is not nearly as good as the one on the Bosch corded system (tested at my lHS). It uses a strong spring and lever, and several times I found myself hitting the end of the double-ended trigger when I tried to swap blades. Of course, unplugging the OT during a blade change is a good idea...at the expense of more time. Holding the lever down whilst trying to slide the blade into the narrow gap was more trouble that it was worth. I'd take a manual change any day. The only real advantage that I see in a quick change system is that no tool is required. I think that all cordless OT should have a place to clip a hex wrench on the body of the OT. The minute or so to swap blades is not an issue, I opine. It's easy to hang a hex wrench on the power cord of a corded tool.
I eventually hit on a way to hold the tool to make the quick change lever easier for me, but it was not intuitive.
5. A few times, I shifted my grip to the center of the tool, and used the forward trigger. I found my hand got "hot" quickly. Puzzled that the tool was that hot, I put my ungloved hand on the tool to see how warm it was. Not warm at all! A few such episodes, and I convinced myself that vibration was either actually heating my hand, or giving me the sensation of a hot hand. Either way, not a useful position.
6. Variable speed trigger. I thought I'd like this. But once I know the material I am working in, I know the blade and speed I want to use. I found that during use, shifting my hand as I worked resulted in an immediate unwanted change of blade speed, higher or lower. I'll take a thumbwheel any day over this.
7. You can't invert the blade on the quick change spindle if the blade points straight ahead. This is a mode I use often.
8. The accessory case does not seem designed for much beyond sanding disks. I was able to store the tool guide bracket, but not sure where to put the guide. I put in 2 flat blades and circular blade. My Bosch accessory box holds far more, in a more sensible fashion.
September 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Yakov Very average tool
This tool does its job but for this price it is very weak. It gets hot after a few minutes. I am not happy with blades at all. Would not recommend.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DAS A well thought out tool
I used this tool to access a leaking drain pipe in the wall under the Kitchen Sink. The variable speed trigger allowed me to eased my way around the plumbing and sink supply lines. The blade clamp made it possible to quickly reposition the blade and fit the tool past pipes, the garbage disposal and dishwasher lines.
Last weekend I used a Fein Multi tool to notch laminate flooring. The DeWalt has it beat when it comes to easy blade change and a soft start.
I also have Porter Cable that I have used for numerous demo and remodel tasks. It has the same or a very similar blade attachment system. It cost about 1/2 as much but does not have a soft start or variable speed. Given the choice I will use the DeWalt for anything that requires finesse.
November 28, 2015