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.
**only one minor gripe, the cord could be just 2 feet longer.**
Last edited by kp91; 10-01-2009 at 05:57 PM.