We’ve loved the explosion of Fein-style oscillating multi-tool knockoffs in the last few years, and it’s great to know that Dremel, Bosch, Craftsman, Ridgid — and lots of others — now produce models, each with a slightly different feature set and price. But it’s made things a bit confusing when it comes to accessories. Do you need to buy Dremel accessories for your Dremel multi-tool? In short: No. With some limitations.
Most manufacturers now offer an adapter of some sort to allow you to mix and match accessories from various manufacturers with your oscillating multi-tool. Dremel, for example, makes a universal adapter that allows you to use all their Multi-Max accessories (except the flexible extension) with other tools. We know that Ridgid offers one, too, though it’s a bit difficult to find via Home Depot’s search. But just look in the accessory section and you’ll find it.
Bottom line: Make sure you either already own the adapter or snag one from the accessory wall, but don’t worry about buying all the same color accessories. Most big box stores aren’t going to carry every model from every brand anyway.