Your garage probably serves as your workstation and carport, offering enough room to hold one or two cars as well as the various tools you use around the house. Just as an air compressor, a torque wrench, lifts and an impact gun are all vital for maintaining you car, a cordless multitool kit can help you handle all the other jobs in your home. Indeed, such a tool can eliminate the need for multiple tools, saving you both time and energy.
A Tool Within a Tool
A cordless multitool kit is indispensable for the person who believes that virtually anything in their house is DIYable. Such kits are composed of an oscillating tool, a lithium-ion battery and a charger. You also get a wood with nails blade, sanding pad, sanding paper along with an accessory adapter, a contractor bag and an accessory storage bag.
These cordless tool kits feature a variable speed trigger, a lock on/off button and an LED work light. You also receive a quick change accessory system featuring an accessory clamping lever — no need for wrenches or hex keys to slow the exchange process.
One significant advantage of a cordless multitool kit is the number of compatible accessories you can use, including oscillating titanium metal blades, a multi-material blade and a carbide grout removal blade, among a smattering of others. Instead of switching tools to complete various tasks, you swap out the accessory.
Multi-Purpose With Multiple Uses
A multi-purpose tool finishes the job and handles a variety of projects at that. For example, you can handle drywall jobs — trim panels, cut outlets and switch holes and cut out doors. You can also cut base boards and door jambs and even use it for sanding. That dreaded bathroom grout job becomes much easier with the handy grout removal tool attached.
This tool works quite well in tight areas, allowing you to adjust the speed as needed. Its lightweight design and the form-fitting grip are additional pluses that counter fatigue, which is especially helpful for increasing productivity while reducing stress. Finish your home projects early and then turn your attention to working on your car or just explore how deep you can sink into your favorite chair.
As with any power tool, a few safety and maintenance points are worth remembering. First, perform your work only in areas that are clean and well lit. Second, stay away from flammable liquids, gases or other ignitable materials. Third, never expose your power tool to rain or other wet conditions. Follow these basic safety instructions and you’ll avoid a catastrophe.
Importantly, the charger and battery pack are not serviceable. So once they go kaput, your only option is replacement.
Your Tool Collection
With new home projects popping up about as soon as you can finish them, having the right equipment on hand is a must. If you’re looking to upgrade or simply add to your tool collection, then a cordless multitool should be an absolutely indispensable member of your DIY equipment team.
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Matt Keegan has maintained his love for cars ever since his father taught him kicking tires can be one way to uncover a problem with a vehicle’s suspension system. He since moved on to learn a few things about coefficient of drag, G-forces, toe-heel shifting, and how to work the crazy infotainment system in some random weekly driver. Matt is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association and is a contributor to various print and online media sources.