We can see why Popular Mechanics and others hate this thing. It’s funky as hell. But there’s still something to be said for a single tool that can handle just about every task involved in cutting and shaping drywall.
The worst gadget of last year? Nah. But a few changes certainly would improve it. Adding a point to the keyhole saw would be a big step, and moving the blade release button so you can’t hit it by accident would help too.
For a homeowner trying to buy what he or she needs to patch holes in the wall and maybe install built-in speakers, this $15 multi-tool represents a pretty good buy. Pros, however, will likely want to look elsewhere — like in the area of buying multiple tools that each are more appropriate for and comfortable when performing the task for which they’re designed.
5-in-1 Drywall Tool [Husky]
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