A few months ago, I asked about multitools. The Bosch was one of the
ones recommended, and knowing their reputation for smooth jigsaws, I
decided to try their multitool. I got the MX25EC-21.
It's well worth it. The tool is not very loud, and does not vibrate much
at all. Naturally, the head vibrates but the body does not. The soft-
start is a nice feature (I didn't miss it too much on the HF version),
and variable speed is a nice touch.
The hex wrench for tightening attachments is stored on the cord. A box
came with the tool for storing additional accessories, and it's a
reasonable size for storing multiple accessories while not being
oversized. While I'm on the subject of storage, this tool might actually
be left in its cloth bag while not in use. There's not so much stuff
that goes with it that storage is a pain, and it's used infrequently
enough to make putting it away worthwhile.
I used the straight blade to make a couple of rectangular holes in
plywood. The cuts were made easily enough, and the tool was not
difficult to control. One big thing to watch for with the straight blade
is to make sure it can clear the saw dust out.
Cutting some vinyl siding today, the round blade was the attachment of
choice. It made the cuts easily, with the only difficulties being the
fault of the user and not the tool.
This verison would be a tool that you use when you need it, not one that
you avoid using.
Btw, while I'm reviewing things let me put a word in for the Little Red
Cap caulk tube sealers. I picked up a package on Amazon last year, and
have used them quite a bit. Roll the cap onto the spout after use, and
then unroll it before use. No messing with nails, spout plugs, tape,
Make it to fit, don't make it fit.