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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-14-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Broke Down and Bought A New Fein Multimaster

Been drooling over one for awhile and finally took the plunge. Its a lot of money to spend on a little thing that vibrates.

I Work in home renovations and will report back on how it works.

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I use one & they are a great tool for cutting material in some hard places. The Fein is expensive but well worth it when one of these cuts comes up.

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Congrats on your new purchase Larry. Please, do keep us informed as to how it performs.




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I'm just a hobbyist and hadn't heard of the Fein Multimaster before, but after watching the youtube demo, I'm not sure I can continue living without one. Let us know what you think.
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I have the Dremel version and totally love it. Once you start using it you find a million uses for it.

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I have the Dremel version and totally love it. Once you start using it you find a million uses for it.
Absolutely correct. The FEIN is nice but the Dremel is all most of us need at one third the price. And it really IS a multi-use, very handy little tool. Had an electrician come to add outlets. He pulled out little saw to do cut-outs for boxes. I whipped out the Dremel and did one in about......oh, 30-seconds. He just stood there and looked at me!! My guess is that he bought one on the way home.
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That's quite the chunk of change. One of these days I'm going to spring for the HF version, see what everyone's raving about.
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I used to think the rotozip with the spiral saw blades was the 'cool tool'. Now it is one of those oscillating ones and can't wait until I finally get one.

Chris, if you get the HF one, splurge and get the variable speed one. At least that is what I think I read some one else say that got one.
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Well used it today on a few things, cuts through softwood 2x4 like butter, Nails... no problem. Cut hard to reach copper pipe and ABS. And all this with just one blade. have not tried any other attachments yet. Cut a coat rack off a drywall walled and never even marked the drywall. So far I love it.
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I think your description of using it just bumped it up ahead of replacing my rotozip.

Got a lot of drywall to cut small sections out of repair this year and next and other stuff such as changes to moulding and such that I think it might be better than getting a new rotozip with the xshield flush cutting add-on to replace my one that no longer has a working spindle lock and is stuck using the zipmate wheel.
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