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  • #31
    Re: Fein Multimaster...

    FYI: A corded "Multi-Max" was on display and available for testing on some scrap lumber at LOCAL HD. The Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool @99

    Some Dremel specs:

    1.5 amp motor
    Compact design
    10,000 – 21,000 OPM
    Electronic feedback circuitry

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    • #32
      Re: Fein Multimaster...

      I got the dremel tool a few days ago, and all I have a chance to do is play with it, not job site experience, and since I have never used a Fein tool (i have seen the infomercial on TV) it looks like to me it will do ever thing the Fein will do in the infomercial.

      I sawed a few square holes and was reasonably impressed, my guess is for scraping it would do good job on that arena, if not extremely hard, but the blades are thin and not a lot of disturbing of the material that is being worked on,

      for the expected use I have for it, I think it will do what I want form the tool, it may be that I find my self reaching for it more than I think I will,

      about a year ago I bought a bosh detail sander, (I wish they would have made a multi tool in that unit and even if the Paten was not up yet, jsut sold it as a sander and then sent a card to inform one that you could add the blades and bits later),
      (That bosh detail sander, has a heftier feel to the body than the dremel tool has),
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      • #33
        Re: Fein Multimaster...

        I plan on buying the Rockwell unit right after christmas if I have any $$$$ left!
        I'll order extra blades at that time.

        I saw an infomercial the other day on the Rockwell Jawhorse. Does anyone have that? It looks helpful. I WANT ONE.
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        • #34
          Re: Fein Multimaster...

          I tried to fix my brothers Dremel detail sander and it is very pootly built. I have several rotary dremel tools and they all work well and are built OK, not the detail sander. Tossed it out. So many internal cheap plastic parts. That is why I am waiting for a corded Bosch MM to come out. The dremel seems too light of a build, DIY quality. Bosch can take Fein blades too.

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          • #35
            Re: Fein Multimaster...

            Originally posted by Andrew M. View Post
            I tried to fix my brothers Dremel detail sander and it is very pootly built.
            I had that sander too. I gave it away once the feeling in my hands came back, and the burns on my palms healed. I just ordered the Bosch detail sander on Amazon for $78, its usually in the $130 range.

            http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1294VSK-...0186840&sr=1-1

            I will get the Fein when I have a $400 excuse. I've been dying to get one, but have not really had the need.

            Ern

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            • #36
              Re: Fein Multimaster...

              Originally posted by garager View Post
              Wow checked it out at Amazon, great tool, very good reviews at Epinions.com, but holy mackeral, $339.00 for what looks like a Dremel tool, I'll look for it at a garage sale, somebody's wife won't know what the value is and sell if off for $20.00 and hopefully I'll be there and get it...Lol... Probably won't happen, oh well wishful thinking...
              They probably sell for about 60 bucks (US equiv) in Germany.

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              • #37
                Re: Fein Multimaster...

                FYI was in Menards in my area the Dremel multimaster is on sale for around $88.99 and they also had the rockwell fot $119.99 they have many extra blades for the dremel 0 for the rockwell

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                • #38
                  Re: Fein Multimaster...

                  "Probably $60" ? Yeah, right.... Merry Christmas you wish.

                  Euro $270 on eBay (Germany)


                  Originally posted by Hacksaw123 View Post
                  They probably sell for about 60 bucks (US equiv) in Germany.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Fein Multimaster...

                    I bought the Dremel version about a month ago and just got to put it to use when installing some cabinets. This has got to be one of the most useful tools I've bought in a long time. It made quick and clean work of trimming shims off without putting a mark on the cabinet themselves.

                    Also does a nice job of cutting cheese balls in half.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Fein Multimaster...

                      Just bought the Dremel Multi Max oscillating tool as I had a large tile job that involved scraping (vinyl removal) and cutting (door jams and base boards), and it also removed thinset that had dried from the day before. The tool and blades worked flawlessly and never missed a beat. I started reading up on the tool and found out that it will take the Fein blades with a minor adaptation to an old Dremel blade. Saw it on another forum and it's an easy convert by cutting the notched portion of the blade and using it like a washer to secure the Fein blade to the tool. Makes it pretty versatile as you can use the less expensive Dremel blades or the thicker Fein blades. Dremel's a good choice.


                      Link to the Fein blade adpator information: http://tool-rank.com/tool-blog/news/...x-20081113294/
                      Last edited by Spinalzo; 03-07-2009, 09:21 AM. Reason: Added link information

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                      • #41
                        Re: Fein Multimaster...

                        I do pretty much all phases of construction and all types. I bought the dremel last week and I am impressed with it. I would assume the fein would be alot higher quality tool, but even for someone who wants one for working with and not just a DIYer I think the dremel is good. I could only see buying the fein if you are in a specialised field like drywall where you would use it EVERY day

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                        • #42
                          Re: Fein Multimaster...

                          Well I bought the Bosch for the truck and the Dremel for the shop. Dremel had a nasty habit of throwing blades in use, contacted Dremel and the sent a concave spring washer that solved the problems. Seeing that Bosch and Dremel have a relationship it is a shame their accesories are not interchangable,though with an adapter I can use dremel on Bosch. Battery life on Bosch is a little less than I would like but better than the 8 minutes another claimed. I've found it real handy to cut soft steel sheet and plunge cuts in wood and sheet rock. Scraper is good, Haven't tried de grouting yet but principal works as I had Tile guys out on a job, they were using the Fein to pull our tiles in BR to reuse and were interested in the Bosch I showed them

                          Peter

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                          • #43
                            Re: Fein Multimaster...

                            Originally posted by washbear View Post
                            its probably junk but harbor freight has one for $59.99 on sale for $39.99 might be ok with good blades but also might burn up first time you use it


                            I bought this and it was a life saver. Well home saver. I had a plumber putting in a wholehouse filter in my house and set my garage on fire. Luckily I had this tool and I cut thru the drywall in seconds and got the fire out before the fire department got there. The rest is a long story.

                            Oh and the Shark bites or gator bites at HD or LOWES are much cheaper than the repairs that had to be done. Luckily it wasn't too bad.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Fein Multimaster...

                              Originally posted by sluggo85024 View Post
                              I bought this and it was a life saver. Well home saver. I had a plumber putting in a wholehouse filter in my house and set my garage on fire. Luckily I had this tool and I cut thru the drywall in seconds and got the fire out before the fire department got there. The rest is a long story.

                              Oh and the Shark bites or gator bites at HD or LOWES are much cheaper than the repairs that had to be done. Luckily it wasn't too bad.
                              You must be one cool dude to take the time to setup the Fein and cut a neat hole when there's a fire behind your wall. I would have grabbed the first heavy object I could find and started wacking away.

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                              • #45
                                Re: Fein Multimaster...

                                I see Fein has a cordless version of their MultiMaster out now.
                                But that are doing drugs if they think anyone will buy it for $459.00 (Rockler's price)

                                http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21953

                                Comes with only ONE battery!! How do you keep working when that single battery is drained?

                                For over $450 I want two batteries and a hot-looking blonde to operate the darn tool (the MultiMaster that is).
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