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I am in the process of painting our upstairs, and had a window sill that needed a lot of attention. The lab I used to have used to sit in the window in the living room and rest her claws on the sill. It was pretty chewwed up, and even with a coat of paint over the scars, it looked nasty. I tried taking the paint off by hand and with a 1/4 sheet sander, but couldn't get into all the areas I needed to. Picked up the Dremel and gave it a whirl.

The machine is pretty small, fits well in hand, and has variable speed. I put the 80 grit pad on and quickly had the whole sill down to bare wood. After I filled the gouges and let it cure, I put the 120 grit pad on and it dressed out nicely.

I also used it to sand down all the nail holes I spackled, a job best done on lower speed with a light touch.

The flexible scraper blade cleaned up some stray putty on my entry door side lights...

So far I am quite impressed at what this little guy can do. I haven't tried any of the saws yet, but that's coming soon I'm sure.

The tools attach pretty easily, you do need a wrench. I don't think a toolless feature like the fein has is worth another $150, however.

So far, I really like it. I don't know if the blades are interchangable with any of the other oscillating tools. If anyone has experience with that I'd like to know.




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Hi Doug,

Thanks for the review. I have read many posts on this tool in other places and it seems to be a really nice item, but they sure get a big price for it though. Sounds like it does a good job when you need one done
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Looks like the Multimax tools are being sold all over the place,I saw one on the TV and I said I got to have one
But the price stopped that

So I did some digging and I found one from HF, so I got that one..
Works great, I also got the extra items so I have them on hand..the price was right..
I have only used it on one job so far, I put in a square hole in some 2" x 6" pine for a square teton..sure beats the jig saw, nice and true...and square
I need to scarp some paint off the house and that's the next job for it..

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So I did some digging and I found one from HF, so I got that one..
So did I. Wore out the carbide half moon cutting a hole in my alum. gutter for a new downspout.
I've been wondering if cutters from another brand would fit it.

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It wasn't too bad, $99, but I had a coupon which knocked of another $9. I looked at the HF one for $50, and decided on the dremel. A detail sander was going to be $40 or more anyway.

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Hi Mike

Cutting alum. gutter is hard on them I'm sure,,it looks like they all use a very proprietary system for all the brands..

By the way have you seen the new saw for that type of job,it has two saw blades that turn in two diff ways at the same time..in the power hand saw...

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I've seen that Bob. Pretty neat stuff !
Its got like a 4 1/4" blade set or something like that right ?
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I picked up the Multi-Max a couple of weeks ago for 99.00. I can't believe how many times I have used it already. I haven't done any scraping with it but I have done a lot of cutting. I love the control you have when making small cuts. Even used it to cut through some red oak. There was a little smoke but no burn surprisingly. Haven't found anything that stopped it yet. And for cutting drywall it makes the rotozip look like a hatchet!

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Its got like a 4 1/4" blade set or something like that right ?



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The HF one is $29.00
I'm sure the other ones are higher quality but for the amount of time I use it its just fine and works well. It is my understanding that other tools accessories will work on this one.
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