Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The Renovator is considered a versatile machine suitable for cutting, sawing, sanding, tapping, peeling and deburring. No wonder it is called a multifunctional tool (MFI). It is especially applicable when you need to cut something flush with the wall or floor, without leaving unnecessary traces, as is the case with the grinder. If you have various small-scale tasks ahead of you, then the MFI will replace the drill, grinder and jigsaw, as well as increase the productivity of work performed with a trowel or scraper. Here are the best renovators according to specialists, which have good characteristics and have already been tested by time and difficult operating conditions. The review is based on an analysis of the technical characteristics of the renovators at https://rankquality.com/oscillating-tools/.
- How to choose a renovator
- Rating of the best renovators (MFI)
- The best network renovators
- BOSCH GOP 55-36 L-BOXX set
- Metabo MT 400 QUICK METALOC
- BOSCH GOP 30-28 case
- DeWALT DWE315
- Makita TM3000C
- BOSCH PMF 220 CE case
- BLACK + DECKER MT300KA
- The best battery renovators
- AEG OMNI 18C LI-202B 2.0Ah x2 bag set
- Metabo MT 18 LTX Compact 2.0Ah x2 Case Set
- BOSCH GOP 18V-28 0 box
- DeWALT DCS355N 0 box
- Makita DTM51Z
- BOSCH UniversalMulti12 0 box
- RYOBI R18MT-0
How to choose a renovator
Before considering the TOP-14 renovators, we note the main criteria for choosing MFIs in order to understand their capabilities and differences:
- Power. In the case of network models, the parameter varies from 200 to 550 W. The more powerful the device, the longer it will be able to work without stopping and the faster it will perform its functions. For multi-cutters with a battery, the power indicator is the voltage from the battery, which is 10-18 V.
- Oscillation frequency. The parameter affects the density of materials that can be processed. At low speeds of 8000-10000 col / min, they cut solid workpieces from metal, oak, ash. At high vibrations, 15000-34000 work with soft materials such as pine, plywood, plastic.
- Additional functions. The presence of certain capabilities increases the efficiency or convenience of working with MFIs. Smooth start eliminates jerk at start and helps to accurately start the punch in the intended location. Connecting to a vacuum cleaner keeps the user's lungs clean and protects. Maintaining constant RPM under load will prevent jagging from the cut surface if the operator presses with varying force. Built-in illumination makes it easier to operate in dark places.
- Ergonomics. The rubber inserts and the curved shape of the handle will help you grip the instrument more securely, especially during prolonged manipulations.
- Weight. The indicator varies from 400 g to 2.5 kg. It affects the comfort and duration of working at height with outstretched arms.
Equipment. In a package with a renovator, the manufacturer supplies attachments, on which the breadth of MFI use depends. Their number can be from 3 to 35, or there is no equipment at all. Some models are equipped with a case, which makes it easy to store and transport the device.
Rating of the best renovators (MFI)
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best network renovators||1||BOSCH GOP 55-36 L-BOXX set||RUB 23 795|
|2||Metabo MT 400 QUICK METALOC||RUB 13,634|
|3||BOSCH GOP 30-28 case||RUB 12,200|
|4||DeWALT DWE315||RUB 8,297|
|5||Makita TM3000C||6 350 rub.|
|6||BOSCH PMF 220 CE case||RUB 4,928|
|7||BLACK + DECKER MT300KA||RUB 4,748|
|The best battery renovators||1||AEG OMNI 18C LI-202B 2.0Ah x2 bag set||RUB 12 900|
|2||Metabo MT 18 LTX Compact 2.0Ah x2 Case Set||RUB 17,215|
|3||BOSCH GOP 18V-28 0 box||RUB 12 480|
|4||DeWALT DCS355N 0 box||6 627 rub.|
|5||Makita DTM51Z||RUB 7,341|
|6||BOSCH UniversalMulti12 0 box||RUB 5,755|
|7||RYOBI R18MT-0||RUB 6,799|
The best network renovators
Networked renovators are useful in the workshop or at home, in the country, to cut something, clean up or grind something. They are connected to a single-phase 220 V network and can work all day with short breaks to cool the motor. But the wire trailing behind them is a little in the way and limits the operator's maneuverability. The experts have identified seven of the best models, among which you may find what you were looking for.
BOSCH GOP 55-36 L-BOXX set
In the first place is the German renovator from “Bosch”, which has a power of 550 W and makes oscillations from 8000 to 20,000 per minute. The body of the MFI is covered with rubber in many parts, so it is convenient to hold it even in sweaty hands. The multi-cutter maintains a constant RPM under varying loads. The tool weighs 1.6 kg. The narrow body can be equipped with an additional attachment for connection to a vacuum cleaner. Perforations are provided on the sides for accelerated engine cooling. A spacious case is supplied with the product. Buyers like the renovator in their reviews for the richness of a complete set with 35 attachments, among which there are: a universal cutter, a plunge-cut saw blade, a segmented saw blade, a sanding pad.
We considered the MFI the best because of the 3D cartridge, which is a patented development of Bosch. This design ensures maximum power transfer from the engine to the tooling, which increases the efficiency and productivity of the apparatus.
- soft pads on the handle;
- latching slide switch;
- durable carrying case;
- powerful 550 W motor.
- high price;
- sanding plates from other brands are poorly adhered;
- the network wire at the exit from the case breaks periodically.
Metabo MT 400 QUICK METALOC
In second place is a renovator from another German brand “Metabo”. The MFI has a power of 400 W and can oscillate at a frequency of up to 18,500 per minute. The adjustment wheel is located at the back. The launch key is of a locking type and does not require constant hold. The speed stabilization system provides the same result with varying pressure from the operator. The renovator weighs 1.4 kg and comes with 19 elements. Owners in the reviews like the convenience of changing attachments in the MFI, which is carried out in three touches. On the back of the chuck there is a swing-out lever that instantly releases the blade. If you have to work with different materials and often change the saw blade for a cutter or grinding delta, then with the Metabo MT 400 QUICK METALOC you can save a lot of time.
In addition to high power and high-quality assembly, we recognized the renovator as the best due to the presence of a capacious case, inside which there is another box for storing attachments. This will keep everything in place and quickly find the right attachments when transporting the tool frequently.
- adapter for connecting to a vacuum cleaner;
- durable case with handle;
- 19 items per set;
- speed stabilization system.
- high price;
- sometimes you can accidentally touch and knock off the vibration frequency adjustment;
- highlighting is only a marketing gimmick – it doesn't help at all.
BOSCH GOP 30-28 case
Bosch produces the GOP 30-28 renovator, which outwardly copies the “older” model described above, but is equipped with a 300 W motor with lower power. Despite this, the MFI cartridge is capable of up to 20,000 rpm, not inferior to the leader of the review. But users in the reviews report that with prolonged work, you will have to make more frequent stops to cool the engine – about every 15 minutes. The renovator weighs 1.5 kg, and the height of the front of the case is 75 mm, so it is convenient for them to climb into tight spaces. The instrument is supplied with attachments in a plastic case. It comes with a cut-off knife, two cutting discs, two end saws and a scraper.
We considered the renovator to be the best because of the innovative Starlock fixing. This is a patented technology that has no analogues in the world for fixing quick-release fasteners. Unlike systems in other models, here it is enough to simply bring the nozzle to the chuck pin and press lightly. The sliding halves will go through the hole in the canvas and disperse, spreading it apart. This saves even more time when tool changes are required frequently.
- well thought-out cooling system;
- rubberized body;
- latching start key;
- robust case with handle.
- high price;
- the problem, as with the “older” model – sometimes the cable breaks at the output.
Renovator from “DeVolt” is endowed with a power of 300 W and makes 22,000 vibrations per minute. The MFI weighs 1.47 kg. The gearbox has a built-in LED backlight to make it easier to work in poorly lit conditions. The user can adjust the vibration frequency in the trigger and lock the power key. Together with the renovator, the manufacturer supplies 25 sheets of sanding paper, a wrench, a scraper, a scraper blade and an adapter for cutting tools. Reviews show that customers love the ergonomic grip with comfortable palm cutouts. The rubber-lined gearbox makes it easier to hold the MFI with the other hand. Also included is a blade for cutting wood with nails, which, judging by the reviews, is very durable. The DWE315 multi-cutter features a 3-year warranty.
It is a renovator with yet another innovative tooling fastening system. To release the nozzles and fix the new ones, a spring-loaded lever is provided at the bottom. Changing the saw blades is a two-step process – pressing the lever immediately releases the blade, and releasing it secures the new element.
- develops up to 22,000 count / min;
- comfortable to hold with both hands;
- built-in backlight diode;
- there is a speed control.
- short network cable 2.5 m;
- no dust removal adapter;
- the pressure of the trigger is difficult to set the minimum RPM.
Makita offers the TM3000C renovator with a power of 320 W, which develops 20,000 rpm. The operator can adjust the fluctuations depending on the density of the materials being processed. The control wheel is located at the back, but recessed inward to avoid accidentally hitting it. The RPM stabilization system provides a smooth cut with a clean edge, which customers love in reviews. The MFI weighs 1.4 kg. The rubber lined gearbox has ergonomic thumb and forefinger cutouts. It also transfers less heat from the metal to the hand. The change of equipment is carried out here with a hex key, for which there is a fastening on the mains cable. But nothing is supplied with the multi-cutter, so all consumables will have to be purchased separately.
We considered the renovator to be the best in terms of relatively low operating volume. Compared to other models, it operates much quieter, despite having a power of 320 watts.
- lockable slide-type trigger;
- the gearbox is completely covered with anti-slip material;
- device for attaching the key to the wire;
- speed stabilization system.
- the back of the case is not rubberized;
- sold without a case;
- the cartridge turns;
- long tool change with a hex wrench.
BOSCH PMF 220 CE case
The Bosch company produces renovators and budget class. The PMF 220 CE is rated at 220 watts, but is capable of up to 20,000 vibrations per minute. The tool weighs only 1.1 kg, so it is easier to work with it at height. The speed control wheel is hidden in the back of the body and cannot be turned accidentally. The rigging is also attached here according to the proprietary Starlock system. RPM does not drop under load, ensuring a smooth cut. Buyers note in reviews that despite the relatively affordable cost, the MFI is equipped with a delta sanding plate, two saw nozzles, a depth stop and sanding sheets, as well as a case. Not all competing brands are willing to offer this variety for a small price.
We recognized the Renovator as the best because of the possibility to attach a second handle. For this, the gearbox has two threads for screwing in the handle from the right or left side. If necessary, it can be removed to increase the mobility of the MFI in hard-to-reach places. The second handle is useful for those who perform long-term manipulations of the renovator, requiring precise holding of the tool.
- hidden-type speed controller;
- 20,000 vibrations per minute;
- rubberized body;
- extended complete set.
- the “sprocket” of the attachment cracks during intensive use and does not hold the attachments well;
- saw blades and blades from other brands are not suitable.
BLACK + DECKER MT300KA
Completing the category of network renovators is the MT300KA model from the BLACK + DECKER brand. MFI has a power of 300 W and develops up to 22000 vibrations per minute. The device weighs 1.58 kg. Most of the body is covered with anti-slip pads for improved grip. The design provides for fixing the spindle and locking the start button. Owners in the reviews are pleased with the long 3m power cord and the Superlok ™ keyless tool changer. The manufacturer also provides a 5-year warranty on its multi-cutter.
In our opinion, the renovator is the best in terms of price-quality ratio. Despite the budget category, the MFI has a power of 300 W, a dust removal system, an immersion blade, a segment cutter, a scraper, and 6 sheets of sanding paper. The product is delivered in a case, not in a paper box. If you like to use high-quality consumables, the manufacturer has taken care of this too – the kit includes an adapter for attaching nozzles Worx, Bosch, Einhell.
- can be connected to a vacuum cleaner;
- the body is covered with rubber;
- electronic speed control system;
- latching slide switch.
- heats up noticeably after 15 minutes of work;
- “Native” equipment is not sold everywhere;
- the system of fixing the canvases is large and interferes in narrow places.
The best battery renovators
MFIs with a battery are optimal for use where it is not possible to connect to a 220 V network. This can be work in the garden or in a facility that is not yet electrified. Battery renovators are also practical for field work, for example, for a master in inserting locks or installing windows. Here are the best battery-powered models to look out for.
AEG OMNI 18C LI-202B 2.0Ah x2 bag set
In the first place is a powerful rechargeable renovator from the AEG brand, powered by a battery with a voltage of 18 V. Without it, the weight of the device is 370 g. A diode backlight is provided on the front of the MFI case. The operator has access to the function of fixing the spindle and the start button, as well as adjusting the speed, where the maximum value is 20,000 rpm. The manufacturer provides a 2-year warranty for the tool. If you have to work at height, you can easily free your hands by hanging the device on a metal bracket. The battery is disconnected with one touch, so changing the power source does not take much time.
Customer reviews show that the MFI's strengths lie in the package bundle and battery charging time. The model is realized in a case-bag, with two 2.0 Ah batteries, charger, sanding pad, file and 10 sanding sheets. The battery can be charged up to full capacity in 30 minutes, so you can always use the autonomous renovator by changing the battery.
- there is a built-in backlight;
- supplied in a bag;
- convenient to use with one hand;
- powerful power supply 18 V.
- high price;
- a large battery at the back makes maneuverability a little difficult;
- no dust removal system.
Metabo MT 18 LTX Compact 2.0Ah x2 Case Set
The second place in the category of battery renovators is taken by the MT LTX Compact MFI. The model is equipped with two batteries with a capacity of 2.0 A / h, giving out a voltage of 18 V. Judging by the reviews, one battery lasts up to 20 minutes of intensive work, after which it is discharged. Charge recovery will take 40 minutes, but part of this time can be operated on the second battery. The machine is capable of performing up to 18,000 vibrations per minute and is equipped with a speed control. The wheel is recessed into the body so that it is not accidentally touched by clothes. The quick system of fixing the equipment with the help of the folding lever simplifies the process of changing consumables. Built-in backlight improves operation in poorly lit conditions.
The model is the leader in the ergonomics category. The main problem of renovators with a battery is the large body of the battery, which prevents access in confined spaces. In this MFI, the battery is placed at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the case and allows you to cut flush to the plane, without resting the battery against the surface.
- quick system for changing equipment;
- one-touch battery replacement;
- hidden speed control;
- slide switch.
- high price;
- weight 1.8 kg;
- during intensive work, the gearbox heats up;
- the battery is discharged in 15-20 minutes, and charged in 40 minutes.
BOSCH GOP 18V-28 0 box
Renovator GOP 18V-28 is sold in a cardboard box, which made it possible to slightly reduce the cost of a professional tool. The MFI has an increased power of 18 V and oscillates from 8,000 to 20,000 per minute. The travel adjuster is hidden from accidental touches. The vibration angle is 1.4 degrees, so the vibration of the renovator is moderate – 3.4 m / s². During operation, the powerful MFI emits a sound of 95 dB. The height of the gearbox is 85 mm, so it is convenient to climb into narrow niches with the front part. Reviews show that the device is in no way inferior to network devices in terms of power. In the box it comes with one plunge-cut saw blade for universal use in wood and metal. But the battery and charger will have to be purchased separately. According to the characteristics, the battery capacity can be 2.0-5.0 A / h.
The undoubted advantage of the renovator, for which we considered it the best, is the brushless motor. Thanks to this, the electric motor stays cold longer, which prolongs the operating time of the MFI. The owner will have to spend less money and time on maintenance.
- easy battery disconnection;
- there is an adjustment of the number of revolutions;
- the gearbox is covered with anti-slip material;
- quick change of equipment.
- high price;
- power supply and charger sold separately;
- The battery interferes when working close to the floor or against a wall.
DeWALT DCS355N 0 box
Among battery renovators, DeWALT DCS355N is popular with buyers, which is powered by a voltage of 18 V. It is sold without a battery, but power sources from another DeVolt power tool are suitable for it, therefore, owners of a drill or hammer drill of this brand will not have to spend money on a battery. MFI dimensions are 310×85 mm. The device weighs 1.68 kg. The kit includes two cut-off nozzles, a scraper and 24 abrasive sheets. Tool change is performed without a key by pressing the lower lever. To work as a renovator, you have to hold it with both hands. The device makes 20,000 vibrations per minute, which is quite enough for cutting wood, metal or plastic.
In terms of performance and functionality, it is on the same level with other top brands, but most of all the renovator is praised in reviews for high-quality lighting. She's here not just for advertising, but really brightly illuminates the work area. You don't have to bring an extra flashlight to cut something under the sink or in the attic.
- little vibration;
- most of the body is covered with rubber;
- well thought-out air cooling system;
- quick change of equipment.
- inconvenient to work with one hand;
- sold without battery and charger;
- the rear T-block gets in the way a little.
Among the powerful battery renovators, the Makita DTM51Z stands out, which is powered by 18 V and develops 20,000 rpm. At the same time, the speed remains stable, regardless of the load encountered. In terms of cutting speed, the model is not inferior to network MFIs, but the device weighs 2.2 kg. The manufacturer has taken care of limiting the inrush current so that the power tool does not burn out if surges occur in the network. Sanding sheets are attached to the deltoid base with Velcro, so time is saved when processing wood. Customers in reviews praise the product for its power, ease of holding and smooth speed control, thanks to which the MFI can be configured for any task.
We marked the renovator as the best due to the unpretentiousness of the clamping device. It is equipped with a folding lever that pulls the blade towards the chuck axis. Without any additional adapters, it is possible to install consumables of other brands (Bosch, AEG, etc.), since original components are expensive.
- fast nozzle change system;
- ergonomic body shape;
- LED lights;
- slide switch with latching function.
- MFI mass 2.2. kg;
- without case;
- expensive original consumables;
- no battery and charger.
BOSCH UniversalMulti12 0 box
In the Bosch lineup there are also semi-professional renovators with a 12 V power supply, which are capable of oscillating up to 20,000 per minute. The UniversalMulti12 MFI belongs to the Bosch HomeMix Compact range of tools, which has a single battery configuration, allowing one battery and charger to be used for all instruments. Replacement of consumables is carried out without the use of tools. There is a vibration adjustment at the back. The weight of 1.1 kg allows you to operate the machine with one hand. The owners in the reviews are satisfied with the build quality of the MFI, but they warn that the charging time is 1 hour, and it will work continuously from the battery up to 25 minutes.
In our opinion, the renovator is the best in terms of ergonomics for accessing tight spaces. On other models, the back of the handle is L-shaped or T-shaped due to the bulging battery. Here the battery is completely inserted into the handle, so the whole body is assembled in a straight line. This simplifies manipulation with outstretched arms in narrow niches and increases the operator's view.
- more affordable price;
- 20,000 count / min;
- interacts with other Bosch batteries;
- stabilization of speed under load.
- loses in power to other models;
- charges for about an hour;
- sold without battery.
Completing the category is an autonomous renovator from “Robi”. The unit operates from 18 V and develops up to 20,000 oscillations. It is possible to fix the spindle and the power button in it, as well as adjust the operating speed. The MFI weighs 1.4 kg. Reviews show that users are pleased with the ergonomic shape of the renovator, the ability to operate with one hand and the long trigger, which allows you to easily reach it with your fingers, both with direct and inverted holding.
Our experts and users in their reviews consider the renovator to be the best because of the swivel head. The manufacturer equip the MFI with a variable position hinge and push-button latching. Thanks to this unusual design, the renovator can rotate the rig 90º relative to the body. The model is worth looking at for those who have to wield a typewriter under a canopy, a roof or between a floor and a wall (trimming baseboards, floorboards, pipes, etc.).
- can be operated with one hand;
- ergonomic grip;
- accelerated cooling due to a metal gear;
- quick attachment of nozzles;
- there is a smooth start.
- heats up quickly and burns the hand;
- not the most convenient T-shaped battery configuration;
- the swivel joint has a slight play.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.