|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.1 x 9.2 x 4.1 inches|
|Item model number||9-17438|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.|
Craftsman 9-17438 Nextec 12-volt Lithium-lon Multi-Tool
|Price:||$104.00 + $7.49 shipping|
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- cheaper than the others
- cordless and really easy to handle
- easy to learn and use
- battery life is about 10 mins with good use
- it does get a bit hot after 5 mins of continual use - enough to warrant gloves
- not nearly as powerful as what I've seen Fein do.
Now, comparing to the reviews I've read or the commercials I've seen for the Fein MultiMaster, it doesn't even come close. If you're anything more than a weekend do-it-yourself-er, this may not be for you. But if you're like me, this tool is sufficient and for the price, not bad at all (I actually picked this up for around $60, refurbished, from a common store's liquidation site).
What I used it for that worked out really well:
- cutting out the square electrical outlet holes in our kitchen cabinets
- dry wall cut-outs
- precise cuts for molding, baseboards, special projects
- small cuts (< 6 inches) on plywood
- precise cuts on medium quality bamboo floors (like around door moldings, corners, etc.)
- sanding an old teak chair I was restoring, getting into those small crevices, in between the slats.
What I used it for that didn't work out:
- Cutting notches in 2x4's - not enough power
- Precise cuts on dense teak floors - not enough power
- medium or longer cuts (> 6 inches) on plywood - not enough power; takes too long
- metal gutters - it did the job eventually, but it took a while. Again, not enough power.
People also recommend another battery, which I kind of agree with - however I have not yet, as I've managed to charge in between uses to keep the battery charged all day.Read more ›
At a quarter the price I paid for the Multimaster, I rather expected this to be a toy.
But it's a fine tool, and the blades are compatible with Fein, which was a great asset for me. It likely will result in lower blade costs too, due to competition.
For long hard use, the Fein is hard to beat. But for small jobs that can do with battery power, this tool is great! I've used it for cutting copper pipes in awkward places, where I couldn't get a tubing cutter on them, and for scraping, and for cutting doorway trim, and even smoothed some concrete patches.
I also bought the hammer and the drill/saw/light kit, which means I have several batteries that I can use for jobs that take more than I anticipated.
This tool vibrates extensively giving it its cutting power. It buzzs in your hand as you place it on the surface to cut. Have trouble cutting heavy plastic sheets, mark the line, and change to the cutting head, plunge cut with this tool --works like a champ. You can not adjust the speed --its full on or full off.
I had to trim off a piece of door jam -this made it a breeze. I will say cutting a metal gutter --the vibration of the tool and the sheet metal was out of control.
Be aware that the NEXTEC 12v system is made for Sears by the same company that makes the Bosch 12v, Milwaukee 12v, Ryobi 12v systems with only minor modifications. Different plastic colors, slight changes in battery connectors, etc. There is a web site from the OEM that shows and list the companies they build for --its a little disappointing when you find out since it limits your choices.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too bad there's nothing lower than one star. I was gifted this , I would never buy Craftsman, too many bad experiences. Read morePublished 4 months ago by trprJim
was used & unusable.
the seller did refund the money.
the item was eternally connected to the blade that is on it in this picture. Read more
Bad with missing tighten nuts and two missing blades. The unit is dirty too..Published 8 months ago by Hanmei
This is a replacement for an older version that died. It's better than the previous one & works great!Published 12 months ago by Ida Johnson