Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 98
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by northernLLama Good tool. good feel. good power.
If you're already invested in the M12 system, this is a no brainer. Great multi-tool. Works as described, and feels solid in the hand. Feels exactly like the porter cable 12V oscillating tool that I've used before, but unfortunately this Milwaukee uses the old allen-wrench method to change blades/attachments instead of a quick-change spring chuck (like on other oscillating tools), but this is really the only drawback. M12 batteries lasted longer than the Porter Cable 12V when I was cutting door jams and sills. Included sanding pads, a wood cutting blade, allen wrench, and universal blade adapter. Do yourself a favor and buy some good blades, if you plan on cutting wood. The one they throw in didn't last long, but the hardened Bosch blades are going strong.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SGMillerDesigns Longest 12V Oscillating Battery Life
After doing a lot of research on battery powered oscillating tools, the general conclusion was that the Milwaukee M12 line had the longest battery life. Once I got one, I was thoroughly impressed.
They are fairly lightweight, and is also very easy to use single-handedly, unlike some other models that I tried. The unit can accept any brand of oscillating tool with the included plate.
I have read some people have achieved a 25 minute battery life on full speed, but I do not believe that they were making it work. I think they just turned it on, set it down, and turned on a stopwatch. I have achieved a 19 minute battery life with a brand new M12 on full speed under constant cutting force. This is amazing battery life! I own two of them, and keep one with a flush cut blade and the second with the sanding head. Since they are so easy to grab, I use them often.
The cutting torque is decent. It is not as good as a corded power tool, but keep in minded this is a 12v battery tool. When it is over-torqued, the tool will stall out.
I find that the design of it fits very well in my hand, and is comfortable for longer uses, but this will not be the case for every single person. I found it to be much more comfortable than any orange, dark or light blue, or yellow branded oscillating tool.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spencer Plenty of power & finding new uses for it all the time
I hesitated on getting a multi-tool like this for a while, not sure that I really needed it, but since buying it I've found uses for it that no other tool I own could provide, or at least not with a lot of manual effort. The quality is high, what I've come to expect from Milwaukee, and there's plenty of power & 12 power settings so it works well on some more delicate applications too. There is now a more powerful version of this in the M18 line, which I probably would have bought if it were available when I got this, but I really haven't found any application where the power here was lacking. I cut through eight 3/8" thick steel bolts with this, and didn't find the power wanting, though I did have to change batteries once.
One great thing about the Milwaukee cordless tools (maybe other brands are the same, I just haven't used them), is they don't seem to slow down as they use power, they work at full strength or quit completely, which helps prevent tear out and injuries. It includes an adapter ring, so it takes pretty much any brand of oscillating multi-tool accessories available - I've personally used those from Dremel, Porter Cable, and Bosch without issue. I've got a lot of projects done that, without this tool, would probably still be sitting on my to-do list.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pkrevbro Very handy tool
This has turned into one of those tools that I do not use very often but when I do use it, I am extremely glad that I did purchase this tool. It is a good tool and you do get quite a bit of usage out of this tool with each battery charge. I have a collection of the M12 Milwaukee tools so I have several batteries which allows me to tackle projects with very little downtime.
It is very easy to change out the different attachments with this tool and products made by other vendors like Dremel, Bosch, and DeWalt are able to be attached to this Milwaukee tool. This allows you to find what you need for your job regardless of manufacturer. That peace of mind goes a long way when you are shopping for specific projects.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ih82spd fantastic tool
I have owned other brands of this style multi tool. I have had ones with triggers you hold and now a switch with a speed selector. This tool has a switch and speed selector that I was worried would be difficult to use. I was wrong. This thing is amazingly easy to use and it works better than the other brands that I have owned and sold. This is a go to tool that will be used on a weekly basis. The battery life is awesome with this. It cut through drywall like a hot knife through butter.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmarshall1234 Awesome Tool
As with all the tools in the Milwaukee line, this is a top quality tool at a decent price. A little too powerful for the battery,shortening the charge life, but that's why you can buy the larger M12 Battery. Would buy again, but I don't have to, because these tools actually last.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PapaJohn Fein vs M12
I've owned the Fein for many years but got this last week at the urging of fellow contractors. My business is restorations. This tool is better because of the lightness and feel. Less tiring on the hands and better control. Like cutting in a dutchman in a casing or floor board or sanding the corners of risers on a staircase.
My one complaint is the hex key for changing. Of course I misplaced it! I thought we got away from that a decade ago? Redesign without a seperate tool to change blades and you'll have a real winner.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fitadude Very happy with the tool
I have a handyman business and I use these tools a ton for little fixes. This thing works great. I bought a Ridgid cordless and it was a real piece of junk. I have five M12 tools. I love them all and this is no different.
June 2, 2014