Bosch MX25EK-33 120-Volt 33-Piece Oscillating Tool Kit

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Pros

Depending on your home repair ambitions, you probably want an oscillating tool kit that can work quickly and powerfully against any substance. The MX25EK-33 high oscillation velocity—up to 20,000 OPM—cuts well against a range of resistant materials, e.g. fiberglass, drywall, hardwoods, metals and, in some cases, concrete. In fact, it is said to cut 20-percent faster than its competitors.

Ergonomic and lightweight, this tool kit easily wards off grip fatigue for long durations. In addition, the ball-joint power cord makes the tool more maneuverable in difficult corners.

Boasting a wide array of accessories, the MX25EK-33 is suitable for plunge-cuts, circular cuts and standard cuts. I

It also works effectively to remove caulk, cut linoleum, remove carpet and scrape paint. Bosch offers a 30-day money-back guarantee to dissatisfied buyers.

Cons

A few commentators would have preferred a quick blade-change mechanism rather than having to replace accessories using the Allen wrench.

Others wished the blades lasted longer but that is a common complaint among users of all brands and models of oscillating tools.

Review

The Bosch MX25EK-33 is an oscillating tool kit that is powerful enough to push through the most rugged materials, yet delicate enough to perform the most intricate of tasks. Its 2.5-Amps of power brook no resistance from hardwoods, fiberglass or drywall. At the same time, its ergonomic handle and speed control allow for detailed work in confined space.

Features

2.5-Amp Motor provides adequate power to operate continuously under heavy load
Performs up to 20,000 oscillations per minute (OPM)
Variable speed dial allows users to gauge velocity appropriate to any task
Electronic circuitry that maintains constant speed
Compact design for easy access to confined spaces
Numerous blades and accessories to choose from
30-day money-back guarantee

Includes

One Japanese-Tooth Wood Saw Blade
One Wood/Metal Saw Blade
One Metal Plunge Cut Blade
One Rasp Blade
One RIFF Grout Blade
One Rigid Scraper Blade
One Sanding Pad
25 Sanding Sheets
One OSCAD1 Accessory Adapter
One Allen Wrench
One Accessory Box
One Carrying Case

What Buyers Are Saying

Every Bosch MX25EK-33 review available has mostly positive things to say. Users give this tool kit high marks for comfort and ease in handling. Its power and constant circuitry are also praised by recent purchasers. Furthermore, reviewers are impressed by the variety of blades that accompany this kit.

While this instrument is light in weight, it is heavy enough to make maximum impact against tough-to-cut materials. Tasks as varied as floor installation, grout removal and plunge-cutting through drywall are all reported as quicker and easier with this Bosch tool kit. As noted above, the few negatives associated with the Bosch MX25EK-33 tend to be universal among all makes and models. Advances in this technology may eliminate such complaints altogether.

Our Verdict

The interesting thing about the opinions of the Bosch MX25EK-33 is that, while it is officially lightweight, it runs toward the heavier end of the lightweight spectrum. This is a plus to most users, who find the need for a little ballast when attacking tough home improvement jobs.

Its power cord—normally a nuisance to operators—is actually praised for its unobtrusiveness; in fact, it is preferred by many over cordless models. While changing blades can be time-consuming and somewhat old-fashioned, few users register complaints about it. Moreover, no criticisms are heard with regard to blade stability during use. Bearing these assets in mind, the Bosch MX25EK-33 120-Volt 33-Piece Oscillating Tool Kit earns a 4.5 in a scale of 0.0 to 5.0.