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Do you need to make some small cuts but don’t want to break out the big guns? Do you need to do some light sanding but don’t want to have wear your hand out? Do you want a multi purpose tool that can do all of this and more? Look no further! The Dremel 5 amp oscillating tool can come in handy for all those odd jobs that you may only need to make a few cuts or get into a small or tight space. So what really is an oscillating tool? Lets talk about that now!
The definition of “oscillating” is to move or swing back and forth at a regular speed, and that is exactly what this tool does. Basically the head moves back and forth 10,000 – 21,000 OPM (oscillations per minute) which allows it to perform a wide verities of jobs from cutting many materials to sanding. It has a oscillation speed setting dial at the base of the tool which allows you to select the speed best suited for the job at hand. This tool has a patented Quick Lock accessory change system which allows you to simply and quickly change between different accessories. Basically it has a lever on the head of the tool that can be twisted over to engage and disengage the quick lock. It has an easy one on/off switch that can be operated with one hand, along with a 7ft power cord.
This tool can be used for a wide variety of jobs. It can be used as a dry wall jab saw, making cutting out holes for outlets and switches a quick task. It can also be used as a grout removal tool to help speed up what would normally be a daunting task. With the hook and loop head accessory this can be a powerful sander that can easily get into tight corners and spaces. Overall this is a really great tool and you can pick it up with a 28 piece accessory kit and carrying bag at the Home Depot for only $129 Dremel Oscillating Tool Kit which I feel is a very good prices for such a universal tool.
Lets talk some optional accessory kits, both of these pictured above can be purchased separately either as an add-on or replacements when the stock cutting/sanding pieces wear out.
This kit above comes with everything pictured and can be purchased here: Dremel Accessory Kit for $37.20 and comes as a 13 piece set. This set is going to include most of the basic cutting accessories that you will probably want.
This next kit is going to come with 3 wood/drywall blades and 2 wood/metal blades. These are probably going to be the most commonly used blades which makes this a nice set so that you have back ups. You can pick this set up here: Dremel Accessory Cutting Set for $29.97.
If you’re in the market for a universal tool that can do many different tasks…this is it! Dremel makes very solid, high quality tools so I have no doubt that this tool will last for many many years. Be sure to check out all of their other tools for your next project, I’ve even featured one of their tools in a past blog post Super handy tools to have around the house. Hope you enjoyed this blog post, make sure to follow the blog to get future updates!