I saw that Aldi were offering a multitool for £30 but I was working
Thursday morning and by the time I got there after work, they had all
gone. I didn't realise there were so many keen DIYers around here ;)
I visited a couple of nearby Aldis but it was story: they had all been
I have not used one of these tools before. I understand they are
especially good for cutting tiles and grout. Perhaps to remove grout
around a damaged tile to replace that tile whilst leaving the rest of
the wall intact.
I think they are supposed to be good for cutting things in situ,
perhaps to fit a switch or socket in a plasterboard wall.
Are these the kind of jobs you have used them for, and did they do
I am not so sure that they would be useful for sanding. What advantage
do they have if you already have a delta sander?
I was interested in getting one for cutting floorboards over joists.
In the past I have used a hand floorboard saw or tried to plunge cut
with a reciprocating saw. I was hoping the multitool might be more
controllable (I find the reciprocating saw can sometimes bounce but
perhaps that is due to the blade or operator's technique not being
quite optimal?) What do you think?
I think there are three models to choose from: Aldi, green bosch, and
blue bosch. The blue bosch is cordless but for occasional use, I am
not sure it would be worth it for me. The green bosch is cheaper,
which might be a nice compromise for occasional DIY use, like mine.
But OTOH, the green bosch costs twice that of the Aldi. Is it twice as
good, or are you just paying for the name on the side? Should I wait
until Aldi or Lidl sell them again next year or buy a Bosch before
I think the blue bosch is more powerful but are all other models more
or less the same?