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Photonix Multi-Tool combines three electric saws in one modular system

Photonix Multi-Tool combines t...
The Photonix Multi-Tool is currently on Kickstarter
The Photonix Multi-Tool is currently on Kickstarter
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The Photonix Multi-Tool's chainsaw and reciprocating saw in action
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The Photonix Multi-Tool's chainsaw and reciprocating saw in action
The Photonix Multi-Tool is currently on Kickstarter
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The Photonix Multi-Tool is currently on Kickstarter

A typical do-it-yourselfer may end up buying a reciprocating saw, a circular saw and a small electric chainsaw. The Photonix Multi-Tool is designed to simplify things and save money, with a modular system that combines all three devices.

The whole setup is centered around a base unit that incorporates the motor, trigger, anti-slip grip and removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It also has an LED light to help illuminate the task at hand, along with a safety lock to keep it from being accidentally activated.

There are also three saw attachments, each one of which is simply popped on and off the side of the base, where it engages the motor. These include an 8-inch (203-mm) chainsaw for cutting branches or reaching into tight spots; a circular saw that can cut through wood, concrete, metal or plastic (depending on the type of blade chosen); and a reciprocating saw for going through materials like drywall, fiberglass, wood and stucco.

The Photonix Multi-Tool's chainsaw and reciprocating saw in action
The Photonix Multi-Tool's chainsaw and reciprocating saw in action

One battery-charge should reportedly be good for 10 hours of use, regardless of the saw attachment being used.

Should you be interested in getting a Photonix Multi-Tool of your own, it's presently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. Assuming it reaches production, a pledge of US$420 will get you a complete system including the base unit, all three saws, and two batteries. The planned retail price is $599.

It's demonstrated in the following video.

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Sources: Kickstarter, Photonix Multi-Tool

2 comments
2 comments
vince
Nothing new here. Rigid had 5 tools in one by changing heads decides ago.
Mayhem
So, it is a very awkward reciprocal saw, a circle saw that does not fit a track (or plunge), and a (cough) 8" chainsaw? With a how many volt battery? Anyone who needs tools that flimsy would be better off renting real tools. Anyone who needs things that actually work will invest in a system like Bosch ProCore batteries and have a plethora of tools available rather than having what looks like a meager battery to drive just three pseudo tools.