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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-16-2014, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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OK you guys, I am starting to think seriously about getting a Multi-Tool.

What do you Multi-tool users use? I am not into big projects anymore just small stuff probably sanding and cutting in odd shaped corners etc.
there must be some that woodworkers really like.
No Festools please,

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Herb, my FIL, my best friend and I, all have the $15 Harbor Freight one. One of HF's little gems as far as I'm concerned! I was really surprised just how well it works.

My FIL has bought at least a couple of them, not because they fail, but because his kids see how well the work and want them also!

Oh, I'd NEVER recommend Fe$tool, by the way.. too rich for my blood!

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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I bought the ROK kit, Herb. I have nothing but good things to say about it.
Been trouble free so far.
https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/...ng-multi-tools
Seems like everybody has the 'kit' on sale right now.
(Xmas prezzy for dad? ...or Mom, in Angie's case!)
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No Festools please,

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I bought the Canadian Tire one and it has been surprisingly good. That wouldn't normally be of help to you but my brother thought it might be the same tool Harbor Freiht sells for around $30 -40. If I were to replace it with a better one I might go Bosch just because of their reputation.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Herb, my FIL, my best friend and I, all have the $15 Harbor Freight one. One of HF's little gems as far as I'm concerned! I was really surprised just how well it works.
I used mine to cut the base molding where I was installing the end cabinet for ourr Buffet and the wet bar I built for our friends. made perfect cuts. Just a tad of caulk and it looked like original construction.

The little triangular tool helps sand in tight places.

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OK you guys, I am starting to think seriously about getting a Multi-Tool.

What do you Multi-tool users use? I am not into big projects anymore just small stuff probably sanding and cutting in odd shaped corners etc.
there must be some that woodworkers really like.
No Festools please,

Herb
I have the Fien...
got Bosch too...
nothing like the Fien and Bosch holds their own against it...
both of them are top rated..
once you have one the get'er done list will grow and grow and grow...
it's one of the tools....
where have you been all my life...

even took my cast off w/ it...

don't waste your money on the Rockwell, HF, PC or Dremel...
got experience with them too...
The Fein blades are very good but there is no point in shelling out big bucks when as good or maybe better can be had for a lot less...
do not waste your money on Asian blade...
stick w/ USA, German, Swiss and Austria made blades...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
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Have the ctc like Chuck,cheap tool that has got me out of a few jams,don't use often but for those once in a while nothe else will do it jobs I am happy to have it
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Just for the sake of information, here's the current ROK price at Summit Tools (Canada)
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Thanks guys ,I see where this is going to be a tough decision.

And Rick, nothing against Festool, they are the Cadillacs of tools, I am Ford/Dodge guy.

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