Dremel has recently introduced two new oscillating multi-tools, the MM20 and MM40. The MM20 is an upgrade over the original Multi-Max, and the MM40 a more premium model with greater power and advanced features.
The MM40 features a 2.5 amp motor that can deliver a variable-speed 10,000-21,000 oscillating per minute. It has separate speed adjustment and on-off switches, a soft-start feature for more controlled startup, and electric feedback that helps provide constant power output.
Surprisingly, Dremel’s MM40 is also quite reasonably priced (under $140 via Amazon) compared to other brands’ premium oscillating tools.
Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the new tool-free blade change! Dremel is calling their design the Quick Lock accessory change system. The quick-change control is essentially a locking lever on top of the tool that is rotated forward to unlock attached blades or accessories. To lock in a new blade, the lever is rotated back to its first position.
Although this is not the first oscillating multi-tool to feature a tool-free blade change, it is one of the more affordable models. Also on the market is Fein’s higher-end Multimasters, Porter Cable’s multi-tools, Bosch’s new Multi-X and Craftsman Nextec G2 multi-tool. It’s definitely interesting how each company’s unique designs differ. If you ask us, the Dremel’s is one of the better tool-free blade change designs.
The Dremel Multi-Max MM40 is compatible with all of Dremel’s current oscillating tool blades and accessories. There is also a new selection of larger accessories that have been designed to better match the MM40’s increased performance. Some of the new MM40 accessories are longer and wider, which means greater cutting depth and width and thus quicker cutting.
The MM40 is now available nationwide and online with an MSRP of $140.
Also be sure to check out Dremel’s new Multi-Knife cutting attachment.