Festool’s latest innovation is the Vecturo OS 400, the company’s first oscillating multi-tool, featuring a 400-watt motor, plunge base and depth-stop system.
The tool is basically designed to cut, scrape or score virtually any material, using a wide variety of accessory blades and the appropriate speed setting, according to the company.
“With its first-of-its-kind base system, the Vecturo adds precision and increased power to a tool that has traditionally lacked the performance and accuracy professionals need when in the workshop or on the job site,” Festool vice president of marketing Michael Williams says. “Designed with end-user ergonomics in mind, the Vecturo is extremely versatile, making it ideal for nearly any application that needs cutting, scraping or scoring.”
Festool says it has conquered an oscillating tool’s long-standing problem — proper control — with the plunge base and depth stop.
The base helps with alignment during cuts and prevents blade wander, as well as vibration, thanks to the inclusion of a magnetic strip. The depth-stop system features two feet that can be used interchangeably to control the depth of cut.
The base and depth stop each rotate to use the tool at various angles.
The Vecturo sells $425. The plunge base and depth stop are accessories, which are bundled with the tool for $575.
Contact: Festool USA. Tel: 888-337-8600. www.festoolusa.com
This article originally appeared in the February 2015 issue.