DEWALT DCS356D1 Variable 20V MAX XR Speed Oscillating Multi-Tool

Last updated: June 24, 2020


The wide variety of blades on this multi-tool can handle most any surface material thanks to the powerful motor. The quick-change lever allows users to switch between them smoothly and safely. With a long-lasting, rechargeable battery, this is one tool that can be used all day without powering down.

We looked at the top Oscillating Multi-Tools and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Oscillating Multi-Tool you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This tool combines a powerful motor with an intuitive keyless quick-change system.

In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the DEWALT Variable Speed Oscillating Multi-Tool placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This 20V max* cordless kit includes one Brushless 3-speed oscillating multi-tool, 28 popular cutting and sanding attachments, two wood cutting blades, Universal accessory adaptor, one 2.0Ah battery, charger, and tool bag. The DCS356 oscillating multi-tool has a powerful Brushless motor providing up to 57% more run time over a similar brushed tool. The 3-speed selector allows users to choose their speed setting based on application. The quick-change™ accessory system allows you to Change blades quickly and easily, and with the universal accessory adaptor, it’s compatible with most oscillating tool accessories. The dual-grip™ variable speed trigger provides ultimate speed and application control. The DEWALT oscillating tool guide system allows you to customize the depth or height for accurate repeatability, and the bright LED light illuminates dark work spaces.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Quick-change lever allows for keyless blade changes. Cuts through sheetrock like "a hot knife through butter" with minimal dust kicked up. The rechargeable battery offers versatility and convenience.

What reviewers didn't like

Some reports of faulty batteries that lasted only one charge. Tends to run loud, and vibration is sometimes an issue.
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