*Garbage!* Multitool review and teardown

I can’t find a use for this milwaukee oscillating multi-tool. Can you?


Don Dayton says:

IvE used mien for dismantling copper/brass heating coils, where an angle cutoff grinder can not get deep enough without damaging adjacent areas. Usually a wood blade worked best for the thin tubes, without deforming them.

Ivan Malahoff says:

i don’t like the Milwaukee, but this tool is best used for Drywall and tight spaces. I wouldn’t just call it garbage willy nilly because it’s a life saver when you do need it.

Joshua Dearnley says:

Most carpenters have multi tools there great for getting in corners of walls of any time your in a pinch

James Eodice says:

Use mine all the time, cutting in old work boxes in plaster and lath walls, cutting siding to mount a backer board for electric meters, etc.

TechnicallyMagic says:

My M18 oscillating tool finally broke after 4 years of constant use. I went looking for some help online to see if I could fix it myself, tearing it down I felt like AvE channel guy. Lo and behold, I see you have a video on this very tool. I can’t believe you, of all people, were so lost with it, and never seemed to reconsider. It’s the most effective power chisel you’ve ever used in fine woodworking. Put a carbide blade in it and handle 100% of the deal-breaker tasks that come up in renovation. By the way, I wish you had discussed the business end of it, on mine, the black mount plate for blades has separated from the rest, so the oscillation is not transferred to the blades anymore.

Allan Koivu says:

Does Milwaukee make any tools worth owning….

HifiCentret says:

“Multi” tools are not useless. But they may not be as universal as the name suggests. What they do excel in is cutting wood and plastics where you can’t normally cant saw with a traditional tool. Also if you want a square hole in a plate they’re perfect. Instead of messing with a drill and file or a jigsaw which there may or may not be room for. The right blade in the “multi” tool and you’ll get a nice clean cut with a finish you’d spend a lot more time achieving with traditional tools. For working metal it may not be ideal but for wood and plastic it’s a very nice tool.

Mike De La Mater says:

Your video quality has come a long way in 3 years.

John Spencer says:

They’ll sell a lot more if they make an adapter for this: https://www.amazon.com/MACHINE-ADAPTER-SAWZALL-RECIPROCATING-DILDOS/dp/B00IPQNA62

FNG223 says:

With good blades, this tool can get into places and do things that are 90 degrees from what hackzall, rotozip, and rotary tools can do, and do so with much more accuracy than those. Very good for trim work, mouldings, cabinets, leveling stuff without flipping it, etc. For those applications, it’s a time saver. The m12 is smaller and lighter, and gets more places, so, the M18 is a bit overkill now. It has uses. Promise.

Claude Hutchings says:

I wouldnt leave home with out one. Greatest tool ever invented for an HVAC guy

froochie123 says:

That tool is very useful for cutting off seized TMPS valve stems from inside an automotive wheel. Other than that it’s vibrating tits on a bull.

Steve Dalriada says:

dangerous loud

Paul Ste. Marie says:

There’s no slip on a brushed DC motor aside from what’s built into the commutator. The current required to maintain speed increases with torque, which results in more I×R voltage drop, which then requires a boost in voltage to maintain speed. What that works out to is that the input voltage needs to be RPM×ks+R×kt×T, where ks and kt are the speed and torque constants for the motor and R is the motor’s resistance.

Robert B says:

Where the sander kicks ass is in the nooks and cranny’s of lets say recessed panels or coming up to the edge or corner of something. It will take enough material off so that a tight chisel can finish it up cleanly. I have used the sander in a pinch several times. Also, if you follow the quick change velcro grit reductions plan, you can accelerate the sanding. Often I start with a carbide cement remover just to fuck up the surface a little. Then the rest is quick repair. I start with 50 grit to where it looks like a 50 grit sand job, then its, 60 grit for a few seconds, followed by 80 grit, 120 grit, 150 grit, 180 grit and your ready for primer. Providing you apply 2 coats of paint, you don’t need to exceed 180 grit. However, it only complements a orbital sander.

Rule Hard Media says:

The only good use for the multi tool is cutting holes in old plaster. Works well to score plaster with an abrasive blade and then slice the lath out with a wood blade. They create much less vibration to the working surface than saws typically do. Other than that it’s a useless tool. So if you don’t have a bunch of holes to cut in old plaster you might as well buy a different tool.

Paul Har says:

Looks like a 300 pound gorilla hard up ball scraper to me with more money than, well, I don’t wanna say it, I’m trying to be Christian.

beepbeepcoyote says:

perhaps a revisit on similar product is warranted

Jardel Lucca says:

Please guys consider the context of the review: to use the tool for hobby metal working. Just as he mentioned in the video.

GARY Stefanek says:

This may not be the best “multi-tool”; however I have one and have used it almost every day for the past two years. This is not a scraper. I use this tool to cut shims after installing doors and cabinets. I also use this tool to make precise cuts in existing trim, sheet rock and just about everything else when doing repairs. I use to use a lot of Japanese saws and pull saws before but this tool has replaced them all. As an old craftsman once told me, “It’s not the tool, it’s the user.” That’s the difference between a craftsman and a dork in a shed looking at tools he doesn’t know how to use.

michal s says:

I have one of these before and sold after couple weeks

Paul Har says:

What! you guys have to have a power tool for everything! Jeaselish!

Awesome Dave says:

Coated for vibrations duh. Look what I found duh

Aaron Horn says:

+AvE I can x Ray the circuit board if you need.

Justin Crediblename says:

will it cut hair?

Loren Bo says:

Surprised I didn’t see any other comments with some tips on how to use properly. (though I only scanned through) You have to plunge at an angle, or start at an edge, until your cut is wider than the blade. Else the edges bind, as you experienced. (or maybe its the dust and chips having nowhere to go? either way)

Steve from Texas says:

I have to say, even if I have no idea what you are talking about, I always get a laugh out of your videos. Keep ’em coming! Thanks!

Adam Wilson says:

that tool is perfect for cutting door jambs for flooring. cutting nail heads flush to the ground. works the same as any other multi tool for that stuff.

Brad Layton says:

I thought PMW ( pulse width modulation) was digital? By that I mean 100% voltage on 100% voltage off just the length of time it is switched on and off changes. You are saying it changes the actual voltage am I wrong or is there more than one way to skin the cat?

pa cat says:

handy as fuck for awkward cuts

Bobilator Realitywall says:

Its real help when to do hardwood for flood and u have to cut all door frame to make a beter looking job .

KSReferee says:

Use the right bit for the job you tool. This oscillating multi-tool is a godsend in certain circumstances. Plunge cutting out a lap board siding w/o having to remove or cut the boards above. Plunge cutting in general. Light sanding and light to tough scraping. Heck, even scraping off the bottom of a mower deck. Gouging (cutting) grout to remove tile, brick, block or stone.

Is this the go to tool for every job? Of course it isn’t BUT, with the exception of a pencil and maybe a tape measure, not many tools are. Can someone buy a harbor freight or any other brand corded unit much cheaper? You bet they can BUT this 18v cordless Milwaukee matches all my other 18v cordless Milwaukee batteries and it is handy. It also goes places where electricity isn’t available.

I tell you what. Since you seem to lack in the “man” department, I’ll write Milwaukee and see if they can come up with a soft rubber and hard plastic cylindrical attachments for it. That way you can hand it to your wife so she can take care of the “man” department you so obviously lack. After all, I’m sure your wife thinks you and your tool are pretty half assed. Most likely no more than half of what she is used to when you’re not around.

John Cooper says:

Woodworking girls tool

La Cai says:

it did good at 7:26 aand its a blade which ya change by what yar doing whit it.

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