Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 1 out of 5Â by roniboy Don't last long
I buy this product and only use it to cut 3 piece of tile and cut pine wood.Then it suddenly stop working. I won't buy recommend this one waste of money.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sandiegohaunted Versatile tool that meets expectations
The Dremel Multi-Max, is an oscillating tool that for lack of better terms doesn't transfer the feeling of vibration to the user (which is a good thing). This Dremel has a wide range of odd shaped attachments (for purchase separately- kit comes with 4) that can do all sorts of jobs including sanding, drywall cutting, door jams, etc etc. Changing attachments is simple and fast enough to not hinder progress. This tool is not for cutting 2x4's or any major job, it is designed to help expedite routine jobs like cutting drywall, or sanding small areas. If your a tool guy like me this will fit nicely into your garage and be used regularly for small fixes around the house.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Terryp Indispensible
This tool does jobs that no other can. It is rugged, and has very little vibration. I've only found one problem: The blade-attaching bolt quickly (in seconds) comes loose at certain (resonant?) speeds, no matter how tight it's torqued. I initially found this very annoying, until I tried changing the speed a little, and then it stayed tight. It doesn't seem to be unsafe, as I could tell the blade was loosening before the point where the blade might fall off, and even if it did, it wouldn't fly off as it might on a rotary tool. Other than this problem, which isn't mentioned in the manual, I'm very happy with the tool.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doresoom Versatile Tool
The Multi-Max had been on my "tools I'd eventually like to own" list for quite some time. It's one of those tools that just makes certain jobs go a whole lot easier.
This kit comes with several different attachments to get you started: a wood/drywall semi-circular blade, a wood flush-cut blade, a flexible scraper, and a sanding attachment. They attach with a pretty straightforward chuck that is opened/tightened with the included allen key. The chuck allows you to mount the blades at different angles in order to use them the most efficiently/ergonomically. Make sure you really crank it down though - the first time I used it, the chuck backed off and dropped the saw blade while I was cutting with it! The tool has a separate on/off switch and speed control, which lets you turn the tool off and then resume at the same speed again.
I tried out most of the attachments with pretty good results:
- The wood flush-cutting tool made short work of some half-inch plywood. The blade also has fractions of an inch markings so you can tell how deep of a cut is being made. One of the clear advantages the Multi-Max has over regular rotary tools is that it can cut into a flat surface or long dowels without clearance issues. I don't know how many times I've had to angle a cut because my rotary tool wouldn't reach far enough in with a cutting disk before the body of the tool got in the way.
- The drwyall/wood semi-circular blade was pretty slow-going on the pine that I tried it on, due to the smaller teeth. It was easier to control, but I think I'd rather use a jigsaw for such a task, as long as space isn't a constraint. The blade also worked surprisingly well for cutting half-inch PVC pipe, without much burning/melting happening. I haven't tried it on drywall yet, but I expect that it would perform even better on that.
- The sanding attachment worked very well for bare wood, and you can really get it into the nooks and crannies that a circular orbital sander won't cover. I didn't notice any swirl marks or cross-grain scratches, but I didn't stain the wood that I used it on either. So unless the cross-grain sanding just isn't visible to the naked eye, you should be good for finish sanding with the Mult-Max.
A pretty good-sized carrying case is included, with spots for fixing all of the attachments that came with the tool. The case also provides a generous area for stowing the cord, which is often a big headache when it comes to handheld tool cases. I haven't had to stop and rearrange the cord even once in order to close the case.
The only downside to this tool is how expensive the accessories are for it. They get you started with a good assortment, but the replacements will really hit your wallet. For example, their brand-name sanding pads are about a buck apiece, and you have to buy them in multi-grit packs (or at least I couldn't find any single-type packs). Luckily, there are off-brand accessories, and Dremel does make an adapter that allows you to use other brand's accessories as well. I'll have to try some of them and see if they stand up to the task, or if the Dremel accessories are just more expensive due to quality.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kenh Excellant choice
I purchased this about two months ago and have used it several times on wood, plastic, and metal. I find this tool very easy to operate and I believe it works much better then the rotary tool that I currently have also. I would highly recommend this for cutting out outlet holes, and enlarging cabinets,etc
October 25, 2014