There is a big difference in price and quality between oscillating multi-tools used by professional handymen and those purchased by casual DIY enthusiasts. While the professional tools have features like easy accessory change systems and multiple speed levels, the home handyman’s tool is usually less robust. But it can be perfect for home repair needs. Low-cost multi-tools are usually corded while battery-powered, chargeable ones are more expensive. For the DIY enthusiast looking to get a multi-tool, here are some of the best budget multi-tools.
VonHaus 280W Oscillating Multi-tool
This tool’s accessory box has a wide variety of multi-tool blades for grinding, sanding, and cutting. Plus, its long 180 cm cord gives you ample flexibility to move around the work area. The standard two-year guarantee gives first-time buyers the confidence to try it without the fear of losing money.
RK5121 Rockwell Sonicrafter
Regarded as a four-star product by most DIYers, this tool has 3.2-degree oscillation for easy cuts. It also has precise control necessary for home carpentry projects. The product comes with 31 pieces, so you will have enough accessories to complete your projects. Its 3.0 Amp motors offer power while its universal fit system makes it easy to use blades from other manufacturers. This means you can purchase branded replacement multi-tool blades for your Rockwell Sonicrafter oscillating tool.
Genesis GMT Multi-purpose Oscillating Tool
This tool has a steady-grip handle that provides user comfort and precision. With a speed of 21,000 oscillations per second, it is great for small tasks like cutting and scraping during home repair projects. Its die-cast aluminum housing improves heat dissipation, so you can work for longer hours without it overheating.
Dremel 230V 13oW Corded Multi-tool 3000
With a speed of 33,000 RPM, this multi-tool is the most powerful in our list. It is also the toughest and strongest. The soft-grip handle and variable speed control make it ideal for cutting, grinding, drilling, and even engraving. Plus, its innovative EZ Twist Nose Cap eliminates the need for a wrench while changing accessories.
Bauker 300W Multi-cutter 240V
This frill-free 300W corded multi-tool has many recommendations from happy customers. With features like its simple accessory change system, slide on-off switch, and LED work light, this tool is popular among affordable multi-tools.
This 300W tool comes with multiple sanders and blades, so this tool is ideal for budget-conscious buyers. It also allows for easy swaps in attachments, making it a multi-tool loved by many.