We have learned through unofficial channels that Dremel will be releasing two new Multi-Max oscillating multi-tools this fall, possibly at the same time as the new Dremel Saw-Max saw.
Both 2nd generation tools will be larger and more powerful than the original Multi-Max, and seem to be designed to appeal to an even wider audience.
Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool
The Dremel MM20 will feature a new 2.3A motor and improved cooling by means of a larger fan and increased ventilation. The MM20 will be bundled with a few accessories (we’ve heard 8), and will be priced at about $100.
Dremel MM40 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool
Dremel took things a bit further with the MM40 multi-tool by designing it around a 2.5A motor and new tool-free blade change system. The kit is said to include 20 blades and accessories.
Leaked images show the MM40 with what looks to be a rotating auxiliary handle, no doubt inspired by the handiness of their Multi-Max Assist Handle add-on. The MM40 is said to be priced at about $140.
It is safe to assume that Dremel is introducing the separate MM20 and MM40 versions to attract different user types. The MM20 will most likely be more popular with homeowners and beginner DIYers given its decent features and lower price, while the MM40 may be more popular with advanced DIYers and professionals given its higher-end features and specs.
Unofficial estimates mention a September launch for the MM20 and November launch for the MM40.