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Old 12-23-2008, 09:36 AM
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I was watching an infomercial and was fascinated by the tool it was selling, although no price was ever mentioned.

So I did some Googling and turned it (and a similar, but cheaper, product).

It's the

Fein Multimaster, and the more-or-less equivalent is the
Rockwell Sonicrafter

Looks like a very handy tool, especially around the boat.

I'd like owners to let me know what they like/dislike about the tool.
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Do a search on here of the Fein Multimaster, I guess you've missed those posts.
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There's some discussion here......

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=225840&start=1

Good tool, but the replacement blades are pricey. Isn't that the way it works these days? [img]../images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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I did miss that discussion, thank you. The Rockwell 72 is about $100 cheaper and the case has real hinges, but replacement parts are steep. (Thank King Gillette for the concept of give the razor away and sell the blades).
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The Rockwell can't even come close to the Fein. If you want cheap, and that is relative, go with the Rockwell. The Fein is, by far, superior to the Rockwell. Either way, the blades are expensive. I by mine in packs of 3. Buy 2 get the 3rd one free.
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I have been toying with getting one for myself, but I am not sure which version of the kit to get. I need to replace a lot of caulk, so I would be using it to remove caulk and also cut some wood out of rotted windowsills. I wouldn't need to sand with it as I already have a triangle sander, bit I expect I will find a lot of other uses. It probably makes sense to get the top kit.
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I believe there's another thread about this tool already running. Looks like the Bosch PS50 is the same tool...

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ts=33#M2354659
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The Fein is the "Mack Daddy" when it comes to cutting caulk! I recently did some work in a Modular home (Nanticoke) and I could not BELIEVE the amount of caulk they used!! The gaps between window frames and framing were all caulked. The Fein smooth blade cut through that stuff like butter! One thing to remember about most tools is this "Let the tool do the work." I've seen guy's use way to much force with these tools in hopes of speeding up the job, only to have it take twice as long, or even worse, have the tool break. If the "head" of the tool isn't operating at it's optimum speed, it won't acheive the best results.

As for the Bosch version, It is garbage! Bosch should stick to what they do well, like their jig saws, planers and routers.
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I'm on record of having one.

Why go cheap? The water is warm.
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Just1more,
I agree with you about the Fein being the best of all of them, I am always borrowing the stairguys one. Soo I am going to buy my own one now for a christmas present to me , There is no place around here to buy one and I will have to buy it online, anyone of you know of the "better" place to order from ? I will also have to buy replacement blades and such too.
Thanks and

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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I just bought one for my Christmas present. I got the full kit with the case.

4/0, you might check whether there is a Woodcraft store near you (mine is open until 3 today) or you could mail order from them. They carry the Fein Multimaster.
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4/0 - 12/24/2008 10:06 AM

Just1more,
I agree with you about the Fein being the best of all of them, I am always borrowing the stairguys one. Soo I am going to buy my own one now for a christmas present to me , There is no place around here to buy one and I will have to buy it online, anyone of you know of the "better" place to order from ? I will also have to buy replacement blades and such too.
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I bought mine on Amazon.com (toolcrib)
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My salesman said the combo metal/wood blade included with the kit is better saved for metal and that you should use the blades designated for wood when cutting wood.
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Frank007,
Thanks, There is not a lot here except for box stores and the local lumber companys do not stock or sell specialty tools , but I saw one the guy's at the supermarket and he told me they could order the blades for me once I get it. There is a Pro woodworker .com out of NC that I use sometimes , I needed a 1 3/8" plug cutter w/ a 1/2 " shank and they had it, everyone else had a 5/8" shank and I did not want to have mess with changing the chuck. I am going to get the full kit whatever that might have in it , cheaper in the long run.

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I have bought a lot of CD's from Amazon/ but I got a cool tool from them last month it is from Starrett it is a protractor with the degrees on it very cool and saves a lot of time when you are in odd angles it is like a bevel square except it has the degrees built in / if I could have thought of it I would have a bigger boat
here is a link to it http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-505A-...0162318&sr=8-2

This is the 12" if you need they have a 7" one which I think is better for trim and tight corners vs the 12 for winders .
OK I got off the subject,
So Thanks to all of you and again MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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Butch,

My NC geography isn't too good, but Woodcraft has stores in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. I suspect they would ship to you if they aren't within driving distance.

Merry Christmas,

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not to hijack this thread, but has anyone seen the three legged sawhorse with the clamping jaw? I will admit i watched for a good ten minutes
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I bought the same tool made by Dremmel from Home Depot, $99.00. I used it a few times and it seems to work well.
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ScarabChris - 12/25/2008 6:14 PM

I bought the same tool made by Dremmel from Home Depot, $99.00. I used it a few times and it seems to work well.
Well don't ever pick up a Fein.... you'll realize you wasted $99.00

There's no comparison, it's a great tool but a bit over priced.

I bought mine on Ebay.... it's about the only way you can get one at any kind of discount. Fein only allows their retailers to sell at MSRP unless it's a Fien authorized "sale".

Several of the Euro upper end tool makers have similar policies.

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I gotta Fein for Xmas. I does appear to be a great tool, if I can forget about the marketing. I just can't get past the infomertial. ANYTHING sold late at night is junk, but this appears to be the exception.

I suspect they add mass so it doesn't vibrate in your hand. However, everything I see is quality, and it ISN'T made in crappy China.
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4/0,

I've have that Starrett protractor for a couple of years now. It is much better than some of the others out there.
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