Metabo has come out with a new 18V brushless oscillating multi-tool, model MT 18 LTX BL QSL.
The new Metabo cordless oscillating multi-tool features a Starlock Plus blade change interface, and is compatible with Bosch, Fein, and other brands’ Starlock-compatible accessories.
It features a slim handle, variable speed dial, and dual LED worklight.
Metabo says that the new tool has Constamatic Electronics, which ensure the tool maintains its speed even under load.
- Brushless motor
- 8,000 – 20,000 OPM
- 1.6° oscillating angle
- Double LED illumination
- Tool-less Starlock Plus interface
- Weighs 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
The tool comes with a curved StarLock Plus wood and metal-cutting blade. Depth-stop and dust extraction accessories are also available, as is a Starlock Plus sanding plate, sanding discs, and an assortment of Starlock Plus saw blades suited for cutting different materials.
Price: $180 for the bare tool
The dust extraction nozzle and depth guide will be available for ~$30, SKU 626943000.
Metabo has come out with some interesting new 18V cordless power tools recently, and here we have a compelling new brushless oscillating multi-tool.
In case you are unfamiliar with this type of tool, it can be used for a wide range of cutting, scraping, grinding, and sanding tasks. The short intro video (embedded below) is a good display of popular application examples.
Bosch and Fein’s Starlock interface has been around for some time, and it’s good to see new compatible tools outside those two brands.
One thing to be aware of is that Starlock tools can only be used with like-styles of Starlock blades, or smaller, meaning you can only use Starlock Plus and Starlock blades with this tool. A heavier duty tool would be needed to work with Starlock Max blades.
I would also remind you that Starlock accessories are backwards-compatible with older non-Starlock blade interfaces.
Metabo shows off the new oscillating multi-tool with a compact 4Ah battery, a pairing I would agree with.
Metabo Intro Video