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Old 04-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #16
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I own 2. Milwaukee M12 cordless for small work and a rockwell corded for extended use. I use them all the time believe it or not. Used it on a framing job saturday to cut out for a carrier and for finishing cuts for doorways. Use them for flooring jobs when the trim needs to be shortened around doors. Used it for window replacements (rotted sill needed to be replaced, used the rockwell to cut the old one out). IMHO, its INVALUABLE to have. Blades are a little expensive, but you can get adapters (my rockwell has one) that lets you use all manufactures blades.

If you have the money, BUY ONE. Its worth it.

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I have used them from time to time and my favorite is the Fein.

+1 to the idea that they are not for regular/continual usage. If so, you are taking forever.
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I haven't used nicer ones, but I regularly use my harbor freight model and say it's definetly worth having. If you can afford/justify a fein, great, but the hf oscillating tool is worth having (not true of all their tools)
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i own both the rigid cordless and the bosch mx2.5. the bosch wins hands down over everything but the fein. i know several hardwood installers that have bought the dremel's only to have to replace them within a month

blade wise the bosch blades are great but pricey.. same with the feins. one hardwood flooring installer we use works for a high end flooring dealer which has their own installers for both hardwood and stairs.. all of their guys carry multi tools so they buy the fein blades by cases of 2000 which works out to $7 a blade as opposed to $23 individually.

another spot to buy blades is here

http://www.multiblades.com/index.html
I didn't know you could buy those blades in that kind of quantity. Must be a big flooring company to buy 14,000$ worth of fein blades Who would do such a thing?
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the flooring company deals in "mirage flooring" which is the best hardwood flooring available in canada. they have roughly 12 flooring installers plus 5 or 6 stair installers. buying in bulk saves a ton of money long term

case in point, we buy irwin circular saw blades by the box of 50 and milwaukee recip blades by the box of 100.. it works out to $3.50 a circ saw blade and $4.25 for a 12" demolition blade.. as opposed to paying $14 and $12 per individual blade. with the circ saw blades they last us between a week to two weeks depending on what were cutting and how often amongs a crew of 5 carpenters who all carry their own saw. the recip blades last a little under a year doing reno's, typically large scale remodels and additions
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Hubby has one and he loves using it. I think he got it at HF. Works great for tight fit awkward stuff.

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