Berry, If there is a Harbor Freight near you, they usually have a multi-tool on sale for around $20 or less. Check online for their latest coupons. I have one and it works great. I would not by HF tools for daily use but have found they work just fine for occasional use. I used the specialty grout blade to cut through kitchen counter tiles with no problem and have found many other uses for this tool.
Basically, a tool is an object that enables you take advantage of the laws of physics and mechanics in such a way that you can seriously injure yourself - Dave Barry