Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â 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 5.0 out of 5.0Â 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 5.0 out of 5.0Â by John Can Do Best Detail Sander Ever
I have had this for a week now, and after playing with it cutting and sanding, I was sold on it. I have been using it for the last 2 days sanding 100 year old moldings, ( yes, I am dealing with lead paint). The detail I can bring back out are amazing. Running it for 5 hours a day, I get 1 hour out of a 1.5 battery, and almost 2 hours using a 2.0. The noise level isn't bad, and vibration isn't an issue. Time will tell how long it will last using it for hours at a time, but if it is like the rest of my M12 tools, I expect to have it a long time. Thanks Milwaukee!
December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Buky Great tool to have
We call this tool the aspirin because its good for everything. I got a set of blades for different materials and its a beauty. I already had the M18 hammer/impact set with two batteries so it was a very affordable option. I have used it for different materials such as plastic, wood and drywall and I always used it at the lowest level because it is so powerful, no need to use higher speed. It is light to work with and comfortable on any position. The work light helps a lot when working on tight spaces. I truly recommend this tool to anyone. I asked my wife to test it and she was surprised on how easy it is to handle. Now she is cutting all of the receptacle and switches holes on the drywall for our DIY project at home.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by RJDickson Love this tool!
I had just bought another brand's corded multi-tool, then a few months later I had a job with no electricity. Since I have mostly Milwaukee M18 power tools, I decided to but their Multi-tool. Couldn't have been happier. I was worried about power, but there was nothing to worry about. My only regret is that I wasted money on the other brand bought. Could've saved money by just buying this one to begin with!
February 3, 2015