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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:26 pm 
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I've been eyeing up the cordless Dewalt Multi tool for a few months now and the cheapo Aldi one that i've had for a few years now is starting to die off.

I'm just curious how much they drain batteries? I only have x2 1.5Ah batteries and wasn't sure if it would be worthwhile picking up a 4ah one at the same time.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:38 pm 
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depends on how much use it will get and what other tools you have or plan to get
iff you have other tools on the horizon then buy that tool with the battery

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Hi Guys. I own the Dewalt DCS355 multitool. Its a great machine. Ive owned several others brands including Worx and Bosch. I can honestly say the Dewalt is a excellent machine. Its killer feature is the fast change blade system. Changing accessories is a breeze when using compatible blades.
Super efficient brushless motor for longer runtimes compared to brushed machines. Led at the front is very usefull when working in confined spaces.
The design of the machine is well thought out. A paddle type switch with variable speed control means its easier to use and hold.
All Dewalt XR batteries fit this machine. A 3 year warranty is standard.
Overall a excellent machine you will be more than happy.
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big-all wrote:
depends on how much use it will get and what other tools you have or plan to get
iff you have other tools on the horizon then buy that tool with the battery


Hi Big-All

Don't think there will be many other cordless tool i'll be buying in the future. I'm generally happy with corded however on a number of occasions (and more laziness to go find an extension cable) a cordless multi tool would be very useful.


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Hi Guys. I own the Dewalt DCS355 multitool. Its a great machine. Ive owned several others brands including Worx and Bosch. I can honestly say the Dewalt is a excellent machine. Its killer feature is the fast change blade system. Changing accessories is a breeze when using compatible blades.
Super efficient brushless motor for longer runtimes compared to brushed machines. Led at the front is very usefull when working in confined spaces.
The design of the machine is well thought out. A paddle type switch with variable speed control means its easier to use and hold.
All Dewalt XR batteries fit this machine. A 3 year warranty is standard.
Overall a excellent machine you will be more than happy.
Mal.


I've had a look at it in screwfix before. love the paddle trigger and the whole thing looks to be built very well.


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It's a great multi purpose tool, only downside I've found is it's high pitched noise but other than the sanding attachment it's not used for very long at any one time.


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The majority of powertools are noisy best to use ear defenders wherever possible. Regarding sanding, multitools can sand but they are not designed for prolonged usage. There are pros and cons to all corded and cordless power tools, its finding balance between run time and versatility but a as cordless proposition the Dewalt is hard to beat.


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It's a great multi purpose tool, only downside I've found is it's high pitched noise

Nature of the beast, I'm afraid. All the multitools I've come across make the same high pitched shriek. On my current projevt we have various Fein,Makita, Milwaukee and Bosch both corded and cordless being used by a variety of trades and they are all the same

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my fein hurts my ears. stupid thing. i normally turn it down a tad so its comfortable to use.


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my fein hurts my ears. stupid thing. i normally turn it down a tad so its comfortable to use.

yes you turn any buzzy toy down by 10-20% the noise will virtually half

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