The Dremel has long reigned as king of the multi-tools because it can handle most small to medium-size jobs with ease, but several contenders are looking to unseat the Dremel from its throne, including Rockwell’s SoniCrafter. Instead of turning its attachments through a full revolution, the SoniCrafter’s “Microsonic” technology creates a high-frequency oscillating back-and-forth motion that makes the tool easy to control.
Depending on which tool or adapter you attach to the end of the SoniCrafter, it’ll saw, scrape, cut, rasp, sand, or remove grout. This 2.3A material-removing beast weighs in at 2.8 pounds, including the 10′ cord. It features a soft grip and a variable-speed motor, and it’ll work right- or left-handed.
The SoniCrafter sells for about $120 for the tool alone, or you can pay extra for a set that comes with different attachments.