Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tnahpele A big improvement over brand X
I've been using an inexpensive oscillating tool that has several problems- it's noisy, hard to change blades, and the blades loosen during use. I find an oscillating tool very useful but was frustrated with my cheap one, I decided to upgrade to the Dremel.
The Dremel is quieter, has variable speed, a captive blade-changing wrench, and magnetic grip to hold the blade in place while tightening. On high speed, it really zips through wood.
This kit comes with an MM480 Wood Flush Cut Blade, MM450 Wood and Drywall Blade, MM435 Drywall Jab Saw Blade, MM11 Dremel Hook and Loop Pad, plus 11 assorted grit sandpaper.
The power cord is more flexible than most tools making it easier to manage when working and fold to store in the plastic case. The case has posts for storing the blades so they won't slide around. The blade-changing wrench stores securely on the tool body, detaches easily, and is comfortable to use.
The manual has a table showing what speeds to use for which tasks using each blade. Note that the manual linked on the product page is for a different Dremel Multi-Max - the MM45. You can find the MM30 manual on the Dremel web site.
March 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DstBstSN Nice to have
This is the type of tool you donât appreciate until you use. The few things I have enjoyed the most thus far is the ability to cut and sand in tight spaces and the ability to flush cut molding around flooring. As for the tool, it seems solid in the hand and the head/blade change system is easy enough. Do you âneedâ this tool? Probably not, because you might already have other tools that do one or two of the tasks this one does. Does it make doing certain projects easier? It certainly does and for that reason Iâm happy I have one.
June 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by BataviaDIY 2nd Dremel tool that didn't cut it
Nice, versatile and useful for a lot of tight jobs. Unfortunately, the tool always ran hot and was almost painful to handle. It stopped working today. This is the 2nd Dremel tool (I own 3) that stopped working. I am a home DIY not using this for commercial use. I bought this product based on the Dremel name but I won't be buying any more. I've read other review columns (besides home depot) and 5 of 7 reviews on one site had the same experience as me.
I've got better things to do with $100 than waste it on something that was only used maybe 15 times.
September 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TXRemodeler Not bad for home use
This is a well made oscillating tool with one con. In my opinion it isn't quite powerful enough. For normal home use I don't think the average user would have any issue with this tool. I have used the Bosch version of this tool as well and it has much more power. One other thing that bugged me was having to remove a nut to change blades. The Bosch tool has a lever that is extended to release the blade.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson Versatile Tool
This is an extremely versatile little tool. I was very impressed by how well thought out the design was â you can quickly change between attachments & the wrench has onboard storage so you donât have to worry about losing it. You can go from one attachment to the next in about 30 seconds. It is also a good size & weight and is comfortable to hold. The case is well designed too â itâs sturdy and provides a good way to keep all the accessories together with the tool.
Most importantly though, this tool performs fabulously. I got this product in hopes of cutting baseboards & floor trim. My mantel was literally built around the baseboard with a niche cut out for it to pass behind, and it had always bothered me. The Multi-Max allowed me to cut the baseboards and floor trim to accommodate trim pieces that would cover those niches. It worked perfectly for this project. I was amazed by how little the blade jumped around when it made contact with the wood - it basically cut through wood like a knife through butter. It trimmed the pieces perfectly & my mantel now looks like it was built into the house, not around it.
In addition to testing out the wood attachments, I also tried out the sanding pad. Again, the Multi-Max performed flawlessly. The adjustable speed setting is really a nice feature & I appreciated the various grades of sandpaper included in the kit.
The only attachment I havenât had a chance to try out is the drywall blade. Having used the other blades though, I am confident it will work exactly as advertised. After seeing how well this tool worked on other tasks, Iâm actually pretty upset with myself that I didnât go ahead and buy this item when I was doing a lot of drywall work in a bathroom remodel this past summer.
The only downside to this tool is that accessories are expensive. Once youâve used up the included sandpaper, replacements will run you about a dollar a piece. Additional blades are also pretty costly, so if you plan on adding several, you could easily shell out as much for accessories as you did initially for the tool. The flip side of that is that there is a great assortment of accessories available, so itâs easy to adjust for specialized jobs if need be. And, this kit comes with the most popular attachments included, so they may be all you ever need.
Bottom line, I donât hesitate in recommending this tool. My only regret is that I didnât spring for it earlier.
March 10, 2014