New Skil Oscillating Multi-Tool OMT For $79 at Walmart

If you still have not treated yourself to an Oscillating Multi-tool you may want to consider looking at the new Skil when it is available in May. The 2.0 amp motor is slightly less powerful compared to the Bosch, Rockwell and Fein but certainly so is the $79 price tag.

One big selling feature with the Skil system is that it uses the ever growing Bosch OIS accessories platform shared with Milwaukee, Ridgid, Bosch and others. These tools really are only limited by their accessories so it is extremely important to get a tool that has a lot of existing accessories, which can be found on the weekend at a home center store but also something where the most future innovation will occur. At this point it is safe to say the OIS system will be around for many years to come. For more information on the new Skil 1400-02 ($106, Amazon) check out the official press release below.


MT. PROSPECT, ILL. – 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).


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