Dremel® Multi-Max™ Oscillating Tool System Fact Sheet
The new Dremel® Multi-Max™ Oscillating Tool System offers advanced do-it-yourself enthusiasts a versatile and effective multi-tasking tool. With a fast side to side motion, the Multi-Max can take on a variety of do-it-yourself projects to repair, remodel or restore the home.
- The Dremel Multi-Max boasts a compact design that allows it to fit into tight areas. A task that was once daunting is now simple and easy – such as flush-cutting a wood baseboard or door jamb trim.
- An ergonomically designed soft grip allows for comfort and control.
- The new Quick Fit™ accessory change system provides accessory changes twice as fast as similar oscillating tool systems.
Power and Speed
- With a separate on/off switch, users have quick and easy access and can maintain the last used speed setting even after the tool is shut off.
- The Multi-Max electronic feedback provides consistent speed through even the most difficult applications, such as removing a broken ceramic tile.
- With a variable speed range from 10,000 to 21,000 oscillations per minute (OPM) and a powerful 1.5 amp motor, the Dremel Multi-Max is perfect for advanced do-it-yourself jobs like removing grout and flush-cutting hardwoods such as oak.
Dremel Multi-Max Accessories
- The Dremel Multi-Max tool kit includes an assortment of accessories to maximize user versatility: sanding pad; three sheets of 60, 120 and 240 grit sandpaper; flush-cut blade; scraper blade; flat saw blade and a storage case.
- The Dremel Multi-Max debuts with 12 different accessory options that come packaged in unique tool kits but can also be purchased separately.
- Grinding: The Dremel Multi-Max offers a new category for grinding with an oscillating tool. Thirty grit diamond sanding paper allows users to remove cement residue from raw flooring quickly and efficiently. (SRP $39.99)
- Sanding: Accessories are available for sanding both bare and painted wood, which is ideal for restoring worn surfaces. Each attachment is available in 60, 120 and 240 grit sandpaper. (SRP $5.99)
- Scraping: The Multi-Max has two different scraping accessories available – the flexible scraper blade for projects such as removing old calking around the tub or shower and the rigid scraper blade, which is better suited for removing stuck vinyl flooring, carpeting and carpet pad. (SRP $8.99 - $9.99)
- Cutting: There are four cutting blades available for the Dremel Multi-Max. They include two flush-cutting blades for wood and one flush-cutting blade for wood or metal. A flat-style saw blade is available for cutting drywall or wood. With the different cutting accessories, it is easy to cut out drywall to install a new light switch or cut out wood flooring to install a floor vent. (SRP $10.99 – $12.99)
- Grout Removal: Accessories are available in a 1/8-inch size and a 1/16-inch size for wall and floor grout removal. (SRP $34.99)
- From cutting wood or drywall to refinishing surfaces or removing residue, the Dremel Multi-Max is the tool for the job. Some suggested applications are outlined below.
- Remove a broken tile: Tackle a somewhat daunting task with the Multi-Max and the grout removal blade to loosen the tile, making several passes over the grout. Then, use the rigid scraper accessory to loosen the piece of tile with light pressure. Finally, use the diamond 30 grit paper to remove the thin set before cleaning the area of any remaining debris.
- Cut an opening for an electrical outlet: A common task during remodeling and renovating projects, it is precise and easy to cut out an electrical outlet hole with the Multi-Max with little clean-up required. First, measure the dimensions on the wall. Using the maximum speed setting, start from the center of a marked line and work toward a corner, making sure the blade is pointing toward the corner. Repeat on each side of the measured section of drywall until the hole is complete.
- Remove vinyl flooring: Using the Multi-Max with the rigid scraper blade, set the tool to a medium speed setting. Use a side to side motion with the tool under the vinyl flooring, pulling up excess material with your free hand. Remember to keep the blade flat to the surface to prevent gouging the subflooring.
The Dremel Multi-Max will be available in October 2008 at hardware and home improvement centers nationwide starting at $99.99. Accessories, when sold separately, will retail for a suggested retail price between $5.99 and $39.99. In Canada, the Dremel Multi-Max will start at $129, while the accessories that are sold separately will retail for $7.99 to $39.99.
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