What sets Milwaukee's M12 series oscillating tool apart from the pack is less the tool itself than the battery that powers it. Cordless oscillating tools have a reputation for draining the power source very quickly, but this one is bundled with the new Red Lithium battery that, according to Milwaukee, offers 40 percent more runtime and 50 percent more charges than other lithium products. With its variable speed control, the M12 oscillating tool can operate between 5,000 and 20,000 opm. It includes an adapter piece that allows it to accept the accessories of all other brands.
¦ Price: $149. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.