According to a new Amazon product listing, Dremel has a new oscillating multi-tool coming out, MM35.
So, what’s new about the first new oscillating tool that Dremel has come out with in a few years?
To start, it has a new tool-free blade change mechanism. It looks like the mechanism works by means of a quick-turn knob, but we won’t know for sure until we see a demo video or test one first-hand.
The MM35 features a 3.2° oscillation angle, 3.5-amp motor, and 10,000-21,000 OPM variable speed dial.
Compared to the MM30, the MM35 has a slightly more powerful motor (3.5A vs. 3,3A), slightly reduced max speed (21,000 vs. 23,000 OPM), and the new blade and accessory lock. The ergonomics and switch placements look to be the same, or at least very similar.
The MM35 is bundled with a couple of starter accessories, although not as many as the MM30. It’s also priced a bit higher.
ETA: September 2018
Not to mince words, I’m having trouble finding the MM35 to be compelling, at least from what I can see so far “on paper.” Is there something that I’m missing?
I love tool-free interfaces, especially those that accept other brands’ accessories. But there’s no mention of universal compatibility here.
The new “innovative” tool-free blade change design, with “innovative” being Dremel’s word – how does it work? What makes it innovative? Is it really better than Dremel’s MM30 design?
I suppose that the MM35 being tool-less is significant because the MM30 is not.
But the several-years-old MM40 is already tool-free. It has a swing-lever tool-free blade release. So is the MM45 (which looks to be a slightly more powerful Home Depot exclusive).
The MM30 is less expensive, and the MM40 offers better specs and is slightly less expensive at the moment, and for a bundle that comes with more accessories.
The MM35 is expected to be released in September. Maybe we’ll learn more or see different pricing before then.