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Old 12-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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I bought the Porter Cable because of the quick change blade and overall feel. Used for a dozen or so projects, including cutting square openings in Permabase. It worked great. Then I found a Fein kit for a price I couldn't resist. When I got home, I did an informal comparo, cutting thru a 2x4 and a few other tests. The Fein won, but not by as much as I expected. It was slightly more powerful, had slightly less vibration. Blades are easier to find. More accessories are available. So I sold the PC to a friend.

I have no information or opinion on the durability of either tool, but am confident the Fein is built to last. But performance-wise, the PC worked great.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #17
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i can pretty much guarentee though with the pc blades.. youll be burning through them in no time.. the dremel blades are availble everywhere but hardly quality
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #18
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And, last I checked, blades for the PC come from PC. The aftermarket hadn't started making them when I still owned the tool.

But it's hard to recommend the Fein to a homeowner who may use it twice a year.
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I bought the Porter Cable because of the quick change blade and overall feel. Used for a dozen or so projects, including cutting square openings in Permabase. It worked great. Then I found a Fein kit for a price I couldn't resist. When I got home, I did an informal comparo, cutting thru a 2x4 and a few other tests. The Fein won, but not by as much as I expected. It was slightly more powerful, had slightly less vibration. Blades are easier to find. More accessories are available. So I sold the PC to a friend.

I have no information or opinion on the durability of either tool, but am confident the Fein is built to last. But performance-wise, the PC worked great.
Did you get your Fein at Home Depot? I got mine in aug on clearance for $149 plus I got a additional 10% off so it was about 140 sometimg w/ tax. I also have the 10.8(12 max) bosch .
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Don't they have adapters for your multitools? My Milwaukee has one - don't use it and I think it's Fein compatible. Use it one side and it's Dremel and flip it and it's someone else. Works really well and doesn't tie me to any specific blade manufacturer.
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They are saying on TV now that the new Rockwell will accept any blade. I guess I should have said "The new and improved Rockwell Sonic Crafter".
I have to ask do you guys really use this things that much? I have had mine about 2 years and I don't think I've used it 10 times.
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I have the Fein from when they came in a metal case. I really have not used it that much so if I was buying one now I would go with the HFT
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I first found out what a MultiTool was when I borrowed my friends Fein I think it was the a MultiMaster at around $450.

I used it for about 2 hours on and off and went thru a $30 blade cutting some wood and nails etc. doing remodeling work.
I saw the ones that Harbor Freight had and bought the Variable Speed model
a few years ago. I have to say I beat the snots out of this tool and have gone thru a number of blades cutting everything that's in the way. Steel, wood, tile, cast iron,
plaster, etc. It's very well made, I would pay several times what they are selling for if I had to.
I'm going to buy a second one just so I don't have to keep changing blade types.
I love the Fein it's a great tool but for the money.......
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And, last I checked, blades for the PC come from PC. The aftermarket hadn't started making them when I still owned the tool.

But it's hard to recommend the Fein to a homeowner who may use it twice a year.

I agree. I owned a Rockwell and put that through daily contractor use. After a while the nut on it became loose and it was difficult to use. I replaced the nut, but the tool kept giving me problems.

If you're going to go Bosch (very good choice) you may as well spring for Fein. You will not be disappointed. My only regret about getting a multi-tool was not getting the Fein right off of the bat.

For general home use once or twice a year (and not hard use) the Rockwell will do just fine.

By the way, I think the Harbour Freight model rebranded for Rockwell.

Hope this helps.

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