Fein Multimaster

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  1. Jay S.

    Jay S.

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    Anyone use one of these? All the reviews I could find were positive. It looks like it would be pretty handy for quite a few things around the house. Kind of pricey, but if it is worth it I wouldn't mind spending the money. Thanks.:wavey:
     
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    RDW BTDT

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    Fein's number One selling product by a bunch.

    Very high quality (like all Fein products), but, IMHO - Too expensive.
     

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    It works great and can do things you just cant do with any other type of saw. BUT the blades are CRAZY expensive, in the area of $50. Dremel makes a similar product which works just fine.
     
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    The Harbor Freight version is $40 on sale and blades are ~$8. It works fine.
     
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    If you're going to use it every day as a professional, get the Fein. If you are a pro that will use it a couple times a month or a homeowner get the Dremel. IMO the Harbor Freight version is a complete waste of money. I've used a Dewault version before, but never seen one for sale and couldn't find any mention of it on the internet. Currently I own the dremel and have been very pleased. Cordless versions are starting to hit the market now as well. Good luck, they are great and unique tool..
     
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    VC-Racing General Flunky

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    another vote for Dremel. I bought mine for removing old siding from under the eaves and it saved me about 2 weeks worth of work .
     
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    I use mine for business, IE. used and abused. It's a Dremel.
     
  8. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    So the cheapo ones would be just fine for an occasional user?
     
  9. Jay S.

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    Thanks everybody. I will probably pick up the Dremel version at Lowes. I thought I had read that the Dremel did not have all of the different type blades that the Fein did. Is that correct?
     
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    I have the $200 version and It is handy as stated. but the functionality, to me, is for plunge cutting. tiler grout, wood finishing, I even use it to take of urethane adhesive (foaming kind) off the furniture parts I make. I am going to use it to "rough" cut the dovetails in joints to see if it will be faster then the manual way.

    I* had the Sears battery ($100) and it was ok but short use time. My son bought the Harbor Freight model ($40) and he is very pleased with it. It looks very much like the Dremel ($100) one.

    I agree the blades are expensive. I buy Harbor Freight blades and take a Dremel with the little thin cutoff blades and cut a cross into the center hub. These blades will now fit my Fein tool.
     
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    Based on what? Did you have one fail? Mine works fine.
     
  12. handyman

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    If you didn't get one yet check out Ridgid Tools sold at the Home Depot they have a new one out. Ability to change the heads drill, sander ect.