SKIL Introduces Oscillating Tool

SKIL Oscillating Multi-Tasker™

Well the folks at SKIL are jumping into the oscillating tool game along with every other tool manufacturer. Just this week the they announced the SKIL Oscillating Multi-Tasker™.

This tool is going to be sold at a very inexpensive price point compared to some of the big names out there. Obviously this means oscillating tools will now be in reach for DIY’ers and folks that do light duty tasks around the house.

Check out the press release below for additional information.

MT. PROSPECT, ILL., April 18, 2011 – If you only have room for one power tool in your life, SKIL has the right option for you. SKIL Power Tools is launching the new 1400-02 Oscillating Multi-Tasker™, an 11-piece multi-tool kit designed to help do-it-yourselfers with a variety of at-home projects. The versatility of the 1400-02 is perfect for fix-ups and installations, as well as light to medium-duty remodeling projects.

Whether leveling off piping, removing grout or sanding small furniture pieces, the 1400-02 offers convenient features that include: a powerful 2.0 amp motor, a no mar head to protect walls from scratches when cutting, a convenient, integrated dust extraction port for maximum dust collection and a soft-grip for added comfort and control.

The SKIL Multi-Tasker features OIS™ (Oscillating Interface System), a worldwide standard for universal accessory interface. This professional-grade system offers a 12-pin interface for a secure fit, confident use and long accessory life. Users of the 1400-02 who already have oscillating accessories in their workshop will appreciate the included adapter that allows non-OIS accessories to fit the Multi-Tasker.

In addition to a detail sanding pad and assorted grit sanding sheets, the 1400-02 comes with the following OIS accessories:

  • Wood/Metal Plunge Sawblade #84558 –this 1-1/8 inch wide blade allows users to plungecut up to two inches into softwood and thin gauge material.
  • Wood/Drywall Segment Sawblade #84568 – the three inch wide blade is perfect for cutting drywall or trimming a door frame near the floor.
  • Wood Flush Cut Sawblade #84574 –this 2-1/2 inch blade provides for a flush cut in softwood up to 1-1/4 inches deep.

The new Oscillating Multi-Tasker 1400-02 is currently available online and will be available at Walmart (US) stores nationwide beginning in May 2011 with a suggested retail price of $79.99 (USD). Visit for detailed product information and project ideas.

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Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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