There are quite a few multifunction oscillating tools on the market these days. Some are built by well known and reputable brands – Fein (the original), Rockwell, Bosch, Dremel, Ridgid, and Craftsman, but there are also generic branded import tools popping up at more and more retailers these days.
Amazon recently started promoting the Genesis GMT15A oscillating tool, which not surprisingly looks identical to the multifunction tool carried by Harbor Freight under their Chicago brand.
In any case, does anyone here have experience with the cheaper import models? I imagine that the tool’s $40 pricetag is quite attractive, but for just a bit more, a refurbished Dremel version can be found for $55 or so. I’m not a fan of refurbished or reconditioned tools, but then again I’d definitely prefer that to a cheap Genesis or “Chicago Electric Power Tools” version of uncertain quality.
We cannot seem to find a company home page for Genesis. That’s not a good sign.