Dremel Cordless Multi-Max Review
Dremel Cordless Multi-Max (Model 8300)
The folks at Dremel recently sent us the all new Cordless Multi-Max to test. The Cordless Multi-Max follows after their popular corded Multi-Max and keeps up with the industry wide addition of several cordless multi-tools.
The Dremel 8300 variable-speed cordless Multi-Max oscillating tool offers the power and freedom to take your Multi-Max anywhere. With fast side-to-side motion, the Multi-Max can take on a variety of projects that involve repair, remodeling, or restoration. Powered by 12VMAX Lithium-ion battery technology.
Multi-Max Cordless Features
- Variable speed from 3,000 to 21,000 opm provides maximum control and precision
- High-performance motor for maximum performance at all speeds
- Separate on/off switch – maintains speed setting after tool is shut off
- Quick Fit™ feature – for faster accessory change
- Soft-start and electric brake for smooth operation and safe stop
- Battery fuel gauge lets you know when it’s time to recharge
- High-capacity 12V MAX Lithium-ion battery for longer run times
- Two-year warranty
- Oscillating Angle L / R 1.5 °
- Speed Variable (3,000 – 21,000 OPM)
- Warranty 2 years
- Weight (lbs.) 1.8
Multi-Max Cordless Review
I’ve been using multi-tools for several years now and wondered how I ever made do without them before. Needless to say I was eager to test out this new version from Dremel and see how it compared to the others I’ve used in the past.
The Cordless Multi-Max comes with a plastic case including a battery charger and 2 battery packs. In addition to the case and batteries it comes with a wood cutting blade, multi-purpose wood/drywall blade and several sanding pads. I personally think these type of kits should also come with some type of grinding and scraping attachments to give you a sense of all the different types available.
The cordless Multi-Max comes with two 12 volt lithium battery packs. I was very pleased with the battery system including the quick charging time (around 30 mins) and the length of charge that the batteries hold. It’s not surprising as the quality of 12 volt lithium batteries has improved so much the last few years.
I found the cordless Multi-Max to be quite powerful and able to handle the type of tasks that I typically do with a tool like this. I was able to easily cut 1/2″ plywood with the wood blade and some 1/2″ drywall with the hybrid blade (circular wood/drywall blade). The speed adjustment switch really helps with efficient cutting in the different material types.
The cordless Multi-Max was really easy to operate. Changing blades is very easy to do with the enclosed Allen Wrench. As you can see above there is a single screw that holds the blades in place. I would prefer to see some sort of attachment built into the tool that would hold the Allen Wrench so that it’s available and not lost.
The Dremel Multi-Max (Cordless) worked very well and is comparable to most of the corded versions of the tool that I’ve used. The tool is well balanced, easy to use and powerful enough to handle most of the tasks that I typically use a tool like this for. This is a perfect tool for homeowners, DIY’ers and contractors that want a light-weight cordless version for working in hard to reach areas. If you don’t own a multi-tool yet then check this one out. You can buy the cordless Multi-Max online at Amazon.
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