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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
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    Use mine every day, around here it’s known as that “magic tool”. Do wish I dished out for the tool less blade change though.Paid for itself the first few times I used it.

    While you’re all making tool wish lists add a track saw, nothing better for breaking down sheet goods, on site cabinet modifications, cutting holes in hardwood floors etc.

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    Hmmm,... never tried, used, or owned one. Am I not worthy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    I bought a Multimaster a long time ago, before I got even got into boat building, to sand into corners in casework. The original version with the klunky blade change by a hex key, I won't jinx it by saying that I wish it would wear out, but cordless sure would be nice. I've used a couple of versions of Rockwell's Sonic Crafter, the Fien is a far superior tool.


    I’ve got a this same early version. Bought it when it debuted, and can’t wear it out as an amateur, but I️ do hate the clunky blade changes.

    When it’s needed, nothing else works better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I’ve got a this same early version. Bought it when it debuted, and can’t wear it out as an amateur, but I️ do hate the clunky blade changes.

    When it’s needed, nothing else works better.

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    That's one of the reasons I'm considering upgrading to the 18v Milwaukee from the 12v. Tool-less blade changes. I'm already committed to Milwaukee cordless tools, and am mostly phasing out the Makita tools. But if someone isn't committed, or already has DeWalt 20v, the DeWalt cordless multi-tool has gotten some good reviews. I consider the DeWalt line as a little less consistent across the board, and in build quality, than Milwaukee and Makita... but my impression is they keep improving. I'd consider jumping into DeWalt... maybe.
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    I don't use mine often but when it's the tool I need, I love it to death. I'm a bit disappointed in the corner sanding rig. I've tried knockoff blades. They're 1/2 the cost and 20% the life. I cut a lot of metal with mine. I go through a lot of blades. They aren't cheap!

    I've never had the guts to test the won't cut off your finger thing, but I still find that thought somewhat reassuring.
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    I think these were developed to cut plaster casts.
    I remember having one used on me about 60 years ago and marveling at it even then.

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    Had a Fein MultiMaster for about 7 years and used it frequently rebuilding the wee skiff. It can do small plunge cuts and similarly awkward jobs (cutting the heads off rusted, frozen bolts) that are nearly impossible otherwise.

    It's also really handy for framing around doors and laying bathroom tile (hint, hint).
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    I have not yet had to buy one, no reason as yet to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoonerRat View Post
    I've never had the guts to test the won't cut off your finger thing, but I still find that thought somewhat reassuring.
    I've touched the moving blade,lightly with a fingertip, and didn't get cut, but I'm certain that a bit more pressure would have been messy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    That's one of the reasons I'm considering upgrading to the 18v Milwaukee from the 12v. Tool-less blade changes. I'm already committed to Milwaukee cordless tools, and am mostly phasing out the Makita tools. But if someone isn't committed, or already has DeWalt 20v, the DeWalt cordless multi-tool has gotten some good reviews. I consider the DeWalt line as a little less consistent across the board, and in build quality, than Milwaukee and Makita... but my impression is they keep improving. I'd consider jumping into DeWalt... maybe.
    I've been really happy with my Dewalt tools, both the 18volt and the 20volt line - most especially the hammer drill and the sawzall. My maintenance guys beat the hell out if them and other than batteries have been unable to kill them. We drill a lot of holes in cinder block and in concrete at the kennel, the hammer drill is flawless. I have no problem recomending them. I think a lot of the choice in these brands these days is what fits in your hand the best.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I've been really happy with my Dewalt tools, both the 18volt and the 20volt line - most especially the hammer drill and the sawzall. My maintenance guys beat the hell out if them and other than batteries have been unable to kill them. We drill a lot of holes in cinder block and in concrete at the kennel, the hammer drill is flawless. I have no problem recomending them. I think a lot of the choice in these brands these days is what fits in your hand the best.
    I too have had good luck with the Dewalts. I do envy a friend's 20 volt Li-ion Porter cable set though. His batteries last forever. Dewalt has an adapter - but only for the small 20 volt batteries.
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    To those who say you get along fine without one, I remember when I used to say that.

    My only complaint is the noise. Mine is quite loud. I wear ear protection but I feel guilty using it in the marina around live aboard neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    To those who say you get along fine without one, I remember when I used to say that.

    My only complaint is the noise. Mine is quite loud. I wear ear protection but I feel guilty using it in the marina around live aboard neighbors.
    Just so. I had no idea how useful it would turn out to be until I got one.

    And the loud is not just loud. It's high-pitched buzzy double-annoying loud. The Fein is among the best in that regard. And it still sucks hummingbirds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I don’t even have a table saw.

    Peace,
    Robert
    Same here,I got rid of it because it didn't get much use.But I do own a pretty good bandsaw and believe everybody working on boats should have one too.A multimaster is invaluable on the odd occasion and gathers dust for long spells or so I have heard.If one crops up on special offer,I might be tempted.

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    Situation rectified.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Situation rectified.
    Good. It will be your go-to tool in almost every project around the house. Merry Xmas.
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    Somebody was a good boy this year, congratulations.

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    It’s like that wrench for getting up behind the wash basin. When you need it you need it. Got a reconditioned Bosch from CPO. Before the toolless blade change. Very handy.

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    None here. Why would I need one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Situation rectified.
    Trust me... that's NOT where you should store one... <G>
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    I started with a Dremel, but burned it up in less than a year. So nine years ago I splurged ($129) on a Porter Cable with a quick change blade. It still works just fine. Last month I splurged and bought a Ryobi 18v cordless tool set for $200 that included a multitool, sawzall, skill saw, drill, driver, work light and two batteries. The multitool works very well, but I hate having to find the correct allen wrench to change blades. Still cordless makes it my go to tool. I used the sawzall to cut my wife's christmas tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I just watched Todd cutting the scarphs in 3 bow planks on Tortuga on YouTube with one of them.
    After a few minutes I was screaming poetic skanky cuss words at the slow rate.
    I also do not have a bandsaw,jointer, router or drillpress.
    Hey, those were the first scarfs I cut with that Porter Cable multitool. I was using a well used blade for those cuts being too cheap to replace the blades until they don't cut at all. I was also teaching myself how to do it. The ten other scarfs I cut went much faster partly because I bought a new blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Situation rectified.
    I guess there’s more than one way to get a bathroom remodeled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Situation rectified.
    There’s a blade for THAT?

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    I only got a cheap multi tool last year.

    How could i have been a carpenter my whole life and not have had one of these.

    I had to use a sawsall, handsaws, chisels, a coping saw blade, etc.

    Now my son says dad get the muti tool.

    Only thing is , its in the bottom of the tool box with the blades all scattered so i have to use his.

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    I needed mine yesterday.

    I couldn't find it.

    I found 3 other things that I couldn't find last week.

    I'm gonna look again tomorrow.

    I hope I didn't loan it to one of our subs and forgot.

    Missing your Fein is worse than never having one and not knowing how much you miss it.
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    I try to keep my tools in the box. They can bump around in my truck for years with no damage or loss, it really does protect them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I try to keep my tools in the box. They can bump around in my truck for years with no damage or loss, it really does protect them.

    .

    I dunno if i will ever learn, seems im always in a mad rush.

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    Got one. It's one of those tools I don't need often, but when you need it, you really need it.
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    "He who makes haste, makes waste"

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    Mine came with a "canvas" bag. The bag has much more volume than needed by the Fein. When going to a small job requiring the Fein, I often fill the Fein bag with the tools I need and leave the rest of my tool boxes at the shop. The Fein bag is where I found the long lost tools. I'm hoping that I did something like putting the Fein in my plumbing box and taking it to a job. It's often weeks, sometimes months between my trips to work offsite these days. I have a lot of tool boxes to look through. It's been years since I've done my bi-annual ritual of searching for and repatriating tools.
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    Gawd, I gunna have ta hand in my bilge certification.

    Never even wanted one, oh! woe is me,

    I'm on the outer again. LOL

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    Works slick for scarfing in rib tips on the old canoes.
    "Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. " - Thoreau

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    For you folks without the tool-less blade swap system, just a recommendation - purchase an allen or other proper fitting wrench with a T handle or color-coded top and keep that with the multi-tool -- some may even be added to a keyring

    Rick

    (Had to edit 'cause this infernal spell-check thinks it knows what words it THINKS I want to type)
    Last edited by hawkeye54; 12-25-2017 at 09:40 PM.

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