DeWALT DWE315 Oscillating Multi-Tool - a Toolstop REVIEW

Oscillating tools are the essential "Get Out Of Jail Free" power tool.

And with each year that passes the functionality and quirky little features built into them solidify their position as one tool who's benefits scream "buy me now!"

DeWALT has entered the multi-tool/oscillating tools space with a bang with the DWE315KT, complete with Tstak carry case and a hefty pile (37 in all) of accessories.

In this review, we'll tell you all you need to know about the features and key benefit so of the DWE315KT. Click to see the full spec and our best price.

And you can see it in action on Toolstop TV, just click here.
Dewalt DWE315KT Oscillating Multi-Tool
Obviously, DeWALT isn't the only player in town, if you like to keep your options open click here to read our guide to oscillating multi-tools.

Dewalt DWE315KT Oscillating Multi-Tool3 Key Benefits of the DeWALT DWE315

  1. Quick release accessory changes means increased ease of use and versatility - no hex key required. More on this below
  2. "Airlock" compatible dust extraction port
  3. 3-way depth-stop allows for accurate cutting and trimming

On top of these great benefits, the tool is powered by DeWALT's robust 300W motor, fully controlled by the rocker switch giving you up to 22,000 oscillations per minute.

And talking of the rocker switch, you can lock it in position to give you, according to DeWALT, "the ultimate in speed and application".

Quick Change is the Key

The whole point of a multi-tool/cutter is the ability to quickly and efficiently get the job done. However, this is all controlled by the accessory you fit into the tool.

Whether you're sanding, trimming, cutting or rasping, you want to be able to quickly get the accessory attached to your oscillating tool so that you get the job done.

DeWALT has thought this through and one of the most attractive features of the DWE315 is the quick release accessory.

Dewalt DWE315 quick release accessory change
Press the lever, remove the accessory, slot in the new one, release the lever.

That's it.

What if you own accessories from other oscillating tools?

The DWE315 comes with an adaptor, so you'll be good to go.
Dewalt DWE315

Lighting It All Up

Working in dark areas won't be a problem with the DWE315 as it's the only mains powered oscillating tool on the market to feature a bright LED work light, activated whenever the trigger is pressed.
dewalt DWE315

3 Way Depth Stop

This seems to be a key unique feature of the DWE315, allowing you full control over your tool as you cut or grind.

For example, when cutting into plasterboard for fitting wall sockets, the depth stop will prevent punching too deep.

We asked John from DeWALT to run us through all of the DWE315's features and benefits, watch it in action in our player below (or click here to visit Toolstop TV).

What's your thoughts on DeWALT's entry into the oscillating multi-tool market? Talk to us in the comments below, and be sure to SHARE this article with your friends using our share buttons!


bob jones on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:49:16 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

as a confirmed dewalt fan, i will be purchasing one of these as my bosch gop mains tool has bit the dust after only 15 months of use in my flooring jobs, the battery version of the bosch gop tool has also started to fail (speed controller will not stay constant) .this dwe 315 looks just the job for me.

Toolstop on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:53:06 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Nothing confirmed yet but it looks like late 2013/early 2014

Halgrim on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:50:38 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

When will the cordless version be out?

Peter Gray on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:51:24 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Probably a good thing! Having said that I have never had to replace brushes even on cheap tools, which are much better than they used to be. But I am not a heavy user. Certainly the current Panasonic drills run quietly and smoothly. But I am also a big Makita fan, for example the 5903 circular saw (which has brushes) and which is unstoppable even in 80mm of solid oak.

postable_mark on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:37:23 +0100 (Likes: 1 / Dislikes: 0

Interesting points:
- brand loyalty based on good experiences
- brand loyalty based on colour!
- brand loyalty based on manufacturing processes (ie locations)

All good reasons!

What's your thoughts on the move to brushless motors by many of the manufacturers?

Peter Gray on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:27:12 +0100 (Likes: 1 / Dislikes: 0

I would replace it with another Fein, due to the quality of the engineering. Plus I like the colour! And although I have had good experiences with Makita and (to a lesser extent) DeWalt, and own tools by both makers, it is good to support firms which still manufacture in Europe (I hope).
Thanks for asking!

postable_mark on Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:44:29 +0100 (Likes: 1 / Dislikes: 0

On the day it dies, would you replace it with another Fein or would you consider switching brands? And what about a cordless version?

Peter Gray on Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:37:11 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Fein is still the original and best multi tool, although this one is probably OK. I have owned a Fein Multimaster for around ten years and it always gets the job done!

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