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Old 04-19-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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Okay, i know there has been multiple threads on these tools.
I am still debating however and would greatly appreciate you selecting which brand os Oscillating tool you prefer.
I am leaning towards one of them but i won't say which yet.

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FYI... that is not supposed to be a frown in the other option! lol i was trying for
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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Fein Multimaster
I noticed that you have mentioned the commercial grade model before. Obviously that is not in my price range. How is the FMM 250Q?
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I noticed that you have mentioned the commercial grade model..............
Fein tools are all expensive but the MultiMaster is NOT their commercial model.The Fein commercial line is called the 'SuperCut'
http://www.feintools.us/index.php?c=..._Carpenter_kit

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........How is the FMM 250Q?
The Fein consumer grade FMM 250Q MultiMaster usually goes for ~$400
I have an older MM in the metal case and consider it one of most valued tools.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...ag=dear0356-20
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Fein offers a stripped down Multimaster Starter Kit for ~ $200

Same motor as the more expensive kits with all the accessories.

I get more blades (high quality) at a more reasonable price from:
http://multiblades.com/

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Dude, I just wanted to check out how they worked before spending big bucks. Bought a cheap one at Harbor Freight. $39.00 with sanding,cutting, and scraping attachments I love it
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I would not be afraid to buy from HF

I do not know though, if the blades are interchangeable with any of the other brands.

Does anybody here know?


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...116&pricetype=
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I bought the HF tool but buy Dremel attachements. Yes, they are interchangeable. Same size shaft.

The multitool (whatever the brand) is a game changer. I was putting a door switch in a door jam. Usual technique is to drill most of it out and then beat the rest out with a wood chisel. The multitool let me plunge cut straight lines, splitting the pencil layout and removing exactly the size block of wood I wanted removed. A real carpenter could do the same thing with chisels. But I'm just a pretend carpenter. I was laying a subfloor and it got snagged on a door molding. It was awkward and I didn't want to have to discombobulate everything so I could try to saw off the bottom of the molding. So instead, I grabbed the multitool, which is the only tool that will let you cut flush to a surface. It shaved the molding so close to the subfloor that there is no visible gap.

I'm a believer.

I tend to go to HF because they are substantially cheaper and I don't have to make a living with the stuff. If I end up not using it much, I'm not out a lot of money. If I use something extensively and it breaks, then I replace it with a better brand. If it doesn't break, I don't replace it.
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Got my Fein in Yesterday... I am a believer, just need to find more things to do around the house with it! lol
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I congratulate your enthusiasm, however when you said:
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.......I grabbed the multitool, which is the only tool that will let you cut flush to a surface.
This is not True. It is an offset tool blade not the tool brand that will make a cut flush to a surface.

Here is a tool blade supplier that has blades for all the Oscillating Tools that I know. If you go through the ‘Tool Selection’ list on this site, you will see that offset blades are available for all brands of oscillating tools.
http://www.imperialblades.com/Produc...ductCode=MM250
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I'm going to have to start bookmarking these blade sites as i know i will hit a project that requires a different blade soon!
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I congratulate your enthusiasm, however when you said: This is not True. It is an offset tool blade not the tool brand that will make a cut flush to a surface.

Here is a tool blade supplier that has blades for all the Oscillating Tools that I know. If you go through the ‘Tool Selection’ list on this site, you will see that offset blades are available for all brands of oscillating tool.
http://www.imperialblades.com/Produc...ductCode=MM250
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Wow... those blades are so much cheaper than buying them from Rockwell...

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are they same quality of steel?
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are they same quality of steel?
I don't know about the blades from "Imperial Blades" but the Sonicrafter blades from Multiblades have hardened teeth and are extra long, with cutting depths of 1-3/4" or 2" and go for $11
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I see that Amazon has reconditioned Dremel MT's on sale for $44 (one day sale). I don't generally care for reconditioned tools and I generally try to buy top of the line (fein), but at this price, why not?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref...290_pe_00_head

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