a Rockwell oscillating tool
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Rockwell RK2514K2

While lacking brute cutting strength, it turned in a better-than-average sanding performance. This was the quietest tool we tested, whispering while it worked, and it came with the most-comprehensive collection of accessories and features, including a vacuum port, a universal clamp that lets you use any brand's blade, and an LED aimed, thoughtfully, to illuminate the surface just in front of the pad.
About $140; 2.25 pounds; Rockwell

Fine print:
11¼ inches long,
5,000–20,000 opm,
two 1.3-amp-hour lithium-ion batteries,
seven attachments
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