Dewalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit for $99!!

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Dewalt’s 20V Max brushless oscillating multi-tool kit promos are ALWAYS a good buy.

There are two separate Dewalt oscillating multi-tool deals to choose from, depending on your preference, and we’ll talk about both.

(Milwaukee Tool fans – there’s an ongoing M18 deal as well, but I’d be happier if it were $20 less.)

This post was updated on 6/9/2021.

Dewalt Atomic Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit DCS354D1

First up, this promo kit features Dewalt’s Atomic 20V Max brushless oscillating multi-tool, model DCS354.

This is an update to the very well-regarded DCS355, which was a main-line tool and also featured in single battery kits for a couple of years.

  • Brushless motor
  • Tool-free blade change system
  • 0 to 18,000 OPM
  • Dual-Grip variable speed trigger
  • LED worklight

This promo kit, DCS354D1, comes with the tool, charger, sample blades, and a single 2.0Ah battery.

I don’t see mention of a tool bag – shown above is everything you can expect to get.

Special Price: $99

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Dewalt Brushless 3-Speed Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit DCS356C1

Dewalt DCS356D1 Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit

Next, we have the Dewalt DCS356C1, a 3-speed brushless oscillating multi-tool kit.

You get the oscillating multi-tool, a 1.5Ah battery, charger, starter blades, universal accessory adapter, and a tool bag.

Features and Specs:

  • Brushless motor
  • Tool-free blade change system
  • 3-speed selector
    • Low: 0 to 13,000 OPM
    • Medium: 0 to 17,000 OPM
    • High: 0 to 20,000 OPM
  • 1.6° oscillation angle
  • Dual-Grip variable speed trigger
  • LED worklight

Special Price: $99

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What’s the Difference, and Which Should You Buy?

The DCS354 has a single speed range, the DCS356 has a 3-speed selector. Both have a variable speed trigger switch.

This is what Dewalt said about the DCS356 when we asked about the differences:

The main differences between the ATOMIC and the 356 are the 3-speeds, the lower oscillations (clipped through the module), and the black lever for the blade change.

For the DCS356, we changed the software and added 3 speeds, but it will still have variable speed in the trigger. The 3-speed selector on the foot offers better control, in allowing users to set the max high speed with the selector instead of trying to hold the trigger switch partially in.

Basically, the DCS354 is the single-speed range version, the DCS356 is the 3-speed range version with XR branding that usually denotes a more premium Dewalt cordless power tool product.

The DCS356C1 kit comes with a 1.5Ah battery, and the DCS354D1 kit comes with a higher capacity 2.0Ah battery.

If you want the higher capacity battery and can do without the 3-speed selector, go with the DCS354 Atomic kit. If you want the 3-speed selector and tool bag, go with the DCS356 kit.

Personally, I’d go for the better tool, the DCS356. If you buy into the Dewalt 20V Max cordless power tool system, you’ll have more batteries and probably higher capacity batteries, either already or down the road.

If you change your mind down the road, you can always get more batteries to complement the one you get with this kit. You could also upgrade to the 3-speed tool if you instead choose the single speed model, but the bare tool by itself is $99 via Amazon and $139 at other retailers.

Yep – the bare tool featured in this $99 promo kit costs $99 by itself… and that’s why this is always a hugely popular deal.

For the same $99 price, I’d buy the 3-speed model:

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Buy Now via Acme Tools – Free Shipping on $199+

Do you agree? Or would you go with the single-speed kit that’s bundled with the higher capacity Li-ion battery?

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