Thanks partly to an ergonomic shape sheathed in lots of grippy rubber, the Max Multi-X is a comfortable tool with the least amount of vibration of any we tested. There's no LED, but the big white sanding pad makes it easier to see the pad's edge, even in dark corners. Fitted with a plunge-cut blade, the tool blazed through poplar but, to our surprise, bogged down when we sank it into oak.
About $159; 2.2 pounds; Bosch Fine print:
11 inches long,
two 1.3-amp-hour lithium-ion batteries,