Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Aayan Scrap, Sand or Cut.. It does it all
This Milwaukee tool replaced my corded tool for 4 good reasons. First is that I am cord free now and enjoying the true mobility. Secondly, this tool has the hyper locking mechanism to change accessories which is very important to me since I had experienced the frustration of looking for the key to change the accessories in the middle of my tasks. Third is its universal adaptor that allowed me to use generic accessories and that reduced my cost since I can attach cheap brand accessories. And lastly, itâs Milwaukee, a brand I can trust.
To install electric wall switches, I had to make very precise cuts in the drywall and this tool was right on the dot with end cut blade. For sanding and polishing tasks, it did great with perforated sanding and felt polishing pad accessory. I love the extendibility of this tool and itâ ease of use. Variable speed provides me a better control in different applications and LED of course is very handy when working in tight shaded areas.
Coupled with M18 power, I am very satisfied with its performance. With battery attached, it does not feel heavy at all.
Itâs my first preference tool for quick cutting and sanding and I recommend it to all DIYers and professionals.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doresoom Cut the Cord!
I'm blown away by the power this multi-tool has. I have a blue/gray brand corded mult-tool, and I'm always fighting with the cord when I'm working overhead or trying to get into cramped areas. This Milwaukee cordless multi-tool has all the power and better ergonomics without the hassle of a cord. I was also pleasantly surprised at how little vibration is transmitted to my hands.
The tool comes with a sanding attachment and a disc/triangle of 60, 80, 120 (x2), and 220 grit sandpaper. There's also a wood flush cut blade attachment and an adapter that allows you to use just about any other brand's accessories with the multi-tool.
Using a compact M18 battery pack, the tool is about the same weight as the corded multi-tool I also own. This tool has a great balance, and I discovered if my wrist starts to get tired after extended use, I can brace the back end against my forearm, giving me even more control.
With a fresh compact M18 battery, the run time was about 18-20 minutes of continuous operation at full speed while under load the entire time. If you've got a few battery packs and a couple chargers, you should be able to keep going just about indefinitely. I did notice the tool was getting a little warm at the end of 20 minutes, but it wasn't overly hot. Just make sure you don't hold it covering the air vents.
The tool-free accessory change design is awesome. Just flip up the lever and unscrew the tool hold-down (see pictures). There's even a slot in the screw that most accessories will fit in to give you a bit of extra leverage if it gets stuck. Much easier than digging around for an allen wrench to change out accessories. I haven't had an issue so far with the accessories coming loose, unlike other multi-tools I've used.
The speed selection can be varied from 1-12, and there's a separate on/off switch so you can resume at the speed you left off at. The tool stops almost immediately once you turn it off, unlike the random orbital sander I'm used to. It's nice being able to set the tool down immediately when I'm finished sanding.
If you've got a few M18 batteries and chargers already and you're considering a multi-tool, absolutely choose this one. You can't go wrong with Milwaukee, and you definitely won't miss having a cord at all!
April 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by bozvh Handy tool but noisy and short life
I have had two of these tools and both had a disappointingly short life. Seems they self destruct due to vibration. They are also extremely loud. I found adding the 4AH battery helped a lot with battery life. In short, this tool needs a redesign to make it quieter and more durable.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Andy Use a lot for projects around house
I like much better than my corded one. The Milwaukee has a much safer blade holder setup. The corded one I have changes blades by pressing a spring lever which is faster but I have bumped stuff I am working on with that lever and listened the blade. I like the Milwaukee much better and use more often since it is cordless and quicker to just grab and go. Has plenty of power for my jobs.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Brian Great Tool
Great tool. Everything I expected. I mainly bought it because I wanted all my power tools to be Milwaukee M18 18V.
September 11, 2014