This is a nice and compact little tool for home use. It fit nicley in tight spots such as between studs and inside cabinets. Nice set of tools with it also. Not sure as to how the battery will hold up. If they are like other craftsman batteries it is two years and out whether they are used or not. I could use some of the free samples your servay mentions though. With all the tool products I have purchased from Sears over the past fifty years I can honestly say you have never given me one free thing. What's up with that. Where's the loyalty on Sears part. John,
I have virtually every tool in the Nextec line and have only good things to say about all of them except this one. Everything seems to be working great - the power is adequate, the variable speed setting works well. However when putting even a small amount of pressure on any attachment, the attachment loses the connection to the motor - so the motor keeps going and oscillates while the attachment remains stuck. On some attachments the pressure holding the attachment to the machine is not strong enough and the attachment itself swings freely. I replicated this problem with THREE different units and ALL had this problem. So essentially the only way to use this is to just barely touch the blade to the workpiece and hold it there until you get old since nothing will happen. I will be going back to my 1st generation Nextec multitool without the quick release feature, but since that one had problems with attachments loosening and the only way to prevent it was tightening the attachment bolt so much that it stripped, I will need to buy another brand name now. So this is the only tool in the Nextec line which is not good for basic tasks.
Versatile and easy to use. Not for commercial use but grate fit for the do it yourself-er. was perfect for cutting out drywall for patching