Over at Amazon, the Dewalt DCS355C1 20V max cordless oscillating multi-tool kit is on sale for just $99. It’s currently “temporarily out of stock,” but you can still place your order and they’ll ship a kit out to you once they receive a resupply shipment.
It’s also on sale at Home Depot, with supplies seemingly running out at stores.
Update 7/1/19: It’s also $99 at Acme Tools.
- Brushless motor
- Tool-free blade change system
- 0-20,000 OPM
- Weighs 2.33 lbs
- 1.6° oscillation angle
- 11.2″ length
- Dual-Grip variable speed trigger
- LED worklight
There are some things to consider. First, you get a lower capacity compact battery – either 1.3Ah or 1.5Ah. No big deal, it gets you and up and cutting quick, but is still something to be mindful of.
Second, you get a sparse selection of accessories. But, is that a compromise or a preference? Speaking as someone who doesn’t like paying for included power tool accessory assortments I might never use, this might be a “pro” rather than a “con.”
Lastly, it’s priced considerably lower than the bare tool (DCS355B), which is typically priced at $139. So, you get the tool with a battery and charger, but for a price that’s less than for just the bare tool.
Update 6/28: Amazon raised the price to $179, although it might be worth checking back to see if it goes back down to $99. Home Depot still has the kit for $99, but you have to add it to your cart to see the price.
Update 7/1/19: Amazon’s price is back to $99.
(The last time this kit was at this price was for Black Friday 2018.)
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The only thing I don’t like about Dewalt’s oscillating multi-tool is that it’s only tool-free with split-back oscillating multi-tool blades and accessories. That’s not an issue if you stick with compatible blades from Dewalt, Rockwell, or Imperial Blades. You can still use other brands’ accessories, but it requires a hex key. In my opinion, the best part about this model is its ergonomic handle