Bosch’s MXH180 is the first oscillating multi-tool with a brushless motor, which the maker says will provide greater runtime and a longer life. The tool weighs less than 4 1/2 pounds and is compatible with Bosch’s 18-volt lithium ion batteries. A variable-speed control allows it to be operated between 8,000 and 20,000 rpm, while on-board electronics maintain constant speed under heavy loads. A tool-free clamping system makes for quick blade changes. The tool comes in a Bosch L-Boxx case (with no battery or charger). Price: $229. COO: Malaysia. 877-267-2499. boschtools.com.