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Old 08-23-2010, 10:15 PM   #1036
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Maybe it's my wife's fault...she brought the idea over to Canada!

Here's her window box on her studio.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #1037
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Today Campbell came over and we worked on the toilet wall. It is now hooked up to the sewer line. We got most of the framing done so now it is sheet rock time. I hope to start tileing by this weekend. I felt the force today about lights again. I went and found this perfect light for my entry way. Moving forward! dorf dude...
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #1038
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...you do seem to find some of the neatest things.

I have a question for you about your Fein multimaster.

I was looking on their site and they seem to have several models, which model number is it that you have?

The missus has offered to buy me one for my birthday, and I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth...as it were.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:54 AM   #1039
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The Fein Multimaster I have is an older model. It seems now they make 2. One corded and one cordless. They offer different packages of attachments with the corded one. I wouldn't go cordless for this tool. Just be ready to pay big $ for the blades. I choose this tool as my last resort when nothing else will do the job because of the costs. dorf dude..
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I gather that you are referring to the blade costs? Apparently, some of the blades can be sharpened..but having zero experience yet, I don't know which ones.

I picked up their brochure yesterday, and they don't list a cordless version for north America. The two models are an FMM 250 and the FMM 250Q. The Q refers to their quick blade change model.

I believe your model would run on 240 volts...? Here it is 120 volts and 250 watts.

One thing I didn't know was that Fein apparently invented the electric drill. I guess somebody had to do it!

As an aside to this, Fein's patent expired last year and other manufacturers are now able to jump on the bandwagon. I have read reports of other tools made in a similar fashion by the other major manufacturers, yet for some reason the Fein still appears to be the tool of choice. Perhaps it is their 40 years of experience with this tool and the many small refinements they have made over the years.

When we were in the tool store, I noticed that Jet even had a new version of this tool.
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Fein is the Mercedes of tools. Any and all of them. You don't see them much because the Big Box stores can't make a profit on them. They sell you a drill with a 2 year guarantee and it dies in 2 1/2 then you buy a new one. When a drill lasts 10+ years.... No profit. Here in Europe they are more common amungst the professionals. They have led the way in power tools for years. As for the Multimaster I have no knowledge on the quick change. Get your hands on it and ask for a test drive. BTW I used mine today to cut some metal framing in the bathroom. Nothing else could reach ! Paid for itself again . Great for those little pain in the butt jobs. More pics tomorrow. dorf dude...
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Fein is the Mercedes of tools. Any and all of them. You don't see them much because the Big Box stores can't make a profit on them. They sell you a drill with a 2 year guarantee and it dies in 2 1/2 then you buy a new one. When a drill lasts 10+ years.... No profit. Here in Europe they are more common amungst the professionals. They have led the way in power tools for years. As for the Multimaster I have no knowledge on the quick change. Get your hands on it and ask for a test drive. BTW I used mine today to cut some metal framing in the bathroom. Nothing else could reach ! Paid for itself again . Great for those little pain in the butt jobs. More pics tomorrow. dorf dude...
All very true, except the 2 year warranty tools expire at 2 years and 1 day, or as soon as you lose the receipt. Whichever comes first!

I showed my wife the brochure and asked her if there was anything in there which she thought she might need it for herself...didn't take long. She's going to tackle the leaded glass window in the studio door. Several uses for it there alone.

The quick change I think is the same as yours except it has a lever at the front which you lift up, change blades and click it back down, done. I saw it in the store yesterday.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:47 PM   #1043
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I'm not cut out for international travel! Jet lag is still kicking my butt. Come 1pm my time I'm a Zombie. I've had some help in the bathroom, thank you! Today I coated the big wall with tile glue and mesh to firm it up and waterproof the shower area. Matt called and wanted to know if he could tile today, I said sure. He had voluntered weeks ago for doing it. This week I started cutting more light holes in the bedroom until the hole saw rounded out. It would just spin on the arbor and I only cut 10 holes with it . I welded up the flat sides and filed them smooth. So far so good. I now have 10 lights in the bedroom with a total power draw of 457 watts. It was 500 but one 50 watt bulb burned out in 30 seconds. As they die I will replace with CF or LED to get it down around 70 watts. Here are some pics, dorf dude...
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Would you guys mind slowing down? You're embarrassing me!

Looking good...I bet you're really looking forward to being able to use the room for its' intended purpose.

I guess the moral here is don't buy Lux...unless there is something wrong with your arbor.
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I have to make up for 3 weeks! I have decried that the Port-a-Potti will no longer be used come next Sat! That is giving me plenty of lee way. My house will be in the 21st century for the first time ever. dorf dude...
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Absolutely beautiful, from where you came to where you are now is just fantastic!!!
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DD, good 'imagineering' with that light set up. Looks like project is really comming together!
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Well, it will be ready for the next couple of hundred years pretty soon.

I have to wonder if anyone else there has rebuilt one of these old houses to the degree that you have.

Incredible amount of work and awesome job.

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I couldn't let Matt have all the fun with the tile. I went and knocked out a few rows today. Not perfect but good enough for me . BTW The decorative squares I got for free! That's my kind of price. Look at how the tiles line up exact with the across rows and the shelves. I have great help! dorf dude...
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Wow! The first words out of my mouth when I saw that..."Oh! My goodness!"

Hope mine turns out as well.

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