The Makita StarlockMax Multi-Tool XMT04


Makita’s new StarlockMax Multi-Tool model XMT04ZB, known outside of the USA as the DTM52, lacks power, which causes it to stall when plunge cutting.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice tool and if you back off your normal amount of applied pressure it plunges without stalling and faster than most. But throw on a wide blade and it’s back to stalling with little pressure applied.

Check out this review to see what I mean.

Makita XMT04ZB 18V StarlockMax Multi-Tool

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18V Multi-Tool


Oscillation Angle – 3.6° up from 3.2°

Speed – 10-20K Oscillations per minute (OPM)

Accessories Accepted – Starlock only, any adapter would need to come with a longer bolt.

Blade Change – Tool-less, but the lever has a couple of nasty pinch points. OUCH!

Weight – 4.4 lbs with a 5 amp hr battery.


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