It used to be that if you wanted a multi-tool — an oscillating sander/cutter — you had to buy one of Fein's MultiMasters. That changed late last year when Bosch and Rockwell introduced (respectively) the PS50-2B and the SoniCrafter.

Having owned a MultiMaster for several years, I was curious to see if these new, less expensive versions were worth the money. The issue goes beyond the cost of the tool itself; with the MultiMaster, buying and replacing attachments can get pricey. For this article I tested both companies' top-of-the-line kits. Here's what I learned during the...

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