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Old 12-21-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Multimaster is this (or the Sonicrafter) worth the $$


The infomercials look very good, almost too good. The multi (for me) is BIG $$$$$, should I consider the Sonicrafter or is there something else?

Just bought a house and I have too many projects to list......I will do 85% of the work myself (Kitchen and bathroom remodeling)

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Ta 'Da: The Dremel Multi-Max for about $99.00 -

http://www.toolsnob.com/archives/200...llating_to.php


Another discussion: http://www.toologics.com/Reviews/oth...081003992.html

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The Fein MultiMaster is a real joy to use. I have found a number of uses for mine. I could live without it and don't use it all that often, but it is definately the best tool for the job when I do use it. It is incredibly well made. As far as the tool itself goes, you definately get what you pay for.

Fein's accessories are ridiculously overpriced however. It is disgusting. They cost 4x what they ought to cost.

The Dremel wasn't available when I got my Fein, but it is definately worth some consideration.
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I have used the Multimaster for several years no, it's one of the best tool purchases I have ever made. Scraping up old vinyl flooring is a breeze, trimming existing baseboard or mouldings in place, plunge cuts with no kickbacks, and extremely precise and smooth cuts as well. Plus a detail sander that actually works! Buy one, you won't be sorry.
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Does anyone have the Dremel or Sonicrafter?
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Save your money...just sharpen your chisel and grab the 22 ounce hammer. That'll git er dun




Just kidding..I agree with rehabber, I love mine. As a flooring contractor I really only use it for door casings, jambs, and baseboards but every now and then I find a new use for it
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The Fein is definitely worth the price! The price includes ALL of the accessories needed and then some. The Dremel is a less expensive tool and comes with 1 blade and 1 sanding pad. The Dremel is a good tool for misc projects and economical reasons.
However, if you are looking for more of an industrial tool with longevity, the Fein is definitely the way to go. It is so well built and has been around for 30+ years. The cost will pay for itself in the long run. You cannot go wrong with this tool. The 3 year warranty can't be beat either.
Side note: The Porter Cable profile sander has been discontinued and the Fein is a great substitution, along with a number of other tools it can replace.

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I could live without it and don't use it all that often, but it is definately the best tool for the job when I do use it.
agreed! i have tools i don't use 'every day', but they're nice to own when you NEED them! my drill press and folding, metal-cutting bandsaw come to mind...

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...gonna go buy me one of the dremels today i think, i'll let you know how i like it later....
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I'd just be tickled if the Dremel blades would fit the Fein...But somehow I doubt they'd get away with that. DM, if you buy one I'd love to see a close-up of the blade attachment.
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can do when i get to town. but of course, don't hold your breath....lol

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I'd just be tickled if the Dremel blades would fit the Fein...But somehow I doubt they'd get away with that. DM, if you buy one I'd love to see a close-up of the blade attachment.
I'm pretty sure I read on the box that they are interchangeable.
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I have seen the Fein Multimaster all through Europe in the past 20 years. It is highly prized and the most /desired/protected tool on a job. It is definitely not a "toy" like the knock-offs and you can tell the minute you use it.

I don't know about the copy blades (if interchangeable), but they are probably made for the big box mentality that require frequent trips and replacement.

If you abandon quality and workmanship, a sledge and chisel will suffice.
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I don't know about the copy blades (if interchangeable), but they are probably made for the big box mentality that require frequent trips and replacement.
I'm sure that's correct, but I do wish there were alternatives to Fein's blades. For their price, I would expect them to be carbide (or gold ) tipped instead of high-speed steel.

To Fein's credit, I managed to quickly dull one of their E-cut blades by using it to cut the cedar siding to enlarge a window opening...Not its intended use. I should have been using the HSS semicircular blade they told me. They were kind enough to send me a replacement after I wrote a letter of concern regarding the blade's life span versus cost. They did of course set me straight on using the correct blade for that application.
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termit and everyone else...Here is a link to a post on contractortalk.com about a company that sells blades for fein at 1/4 the cost and according to these people they are better than fein.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/wh...rcutter-49228/
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termit and everyone else...Here is a link to a post on contractortalk.com about a company that sells blades for fein at 1/4 the cost and according to these people they are better than fein.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/wh...rcutter-49228/
Thank you, they are much less expensive...At least $10/blade cheaper. I'll be ordering a blade or two to try out.

FWIW, the Dremel blades WILL NOT fit the Fein. I saw one at Lowes tonight and it isn't even close to the same. Kinda saw that coming.

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