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Offline GreenGA

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Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« on: August 29, 2011, 06:34 PM »
I know Dave would post this but he's probably eating dinner or cleaning up from Irene. [tongue]

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 10:21 PM »
Very interesting Dave.  The multi-tools have always fascinated & appealed to me however not being a contractor or installer I just can't justify a purpose for buying one... HELP  [wink]

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 10:27 PM »
FYI, I just heard from Dave. He and his family are without power and don't expect to have it restored until late int he week. So, I wouldn't expect him on the forum to answer questions or post videos in the next few days. Let's hope that those affected by Irene get back to life-as-usual soon.

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 11:21 PM »
Thanks so much for posting the video. I just watched it for the first time a minute ago. As Shane said I still have no power so I can only check the web from my phone, so I'm limited on time. Hope you enjoy the video and I will be giving away 2 of those blade in a giveaway video real soon.

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 12:16 AM »
Thanks so much for posting the video. I just watched it for the first time a minute ago. As Shane said I still have no power so I can only check the web from my phone, so I'm limited on time. Hope you enjoy the video and I will be giving away 2 of those blade in a giveaway video real soon.

Thanks Dave

Dave,

Good work on the test and very nice video editing.   Speeding up the video for the nail cutting gives us the assurance of how the test was completed without spending a lot of time on the time-consuming cutting stuff.  VERY nice work!

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 06:08 AM »
I was only joking when I said you were probably eating dinner or cleaning up after Irene.   [embarassed] We're all sorry to hear you are without power again.  [sad]


Thanks so much for posting the video. I just watched it for the first time a minute ago. As Shane said I still have no power so I can only check the web from my phone, so I'm limited on time.
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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 02:48 AM »
nov 2011 fine homebuilding  reviewed serveral blades also. Never used mine to cut big nails tho.       [eek]   good job Dave
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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 04:46 PM »
DAVE what speed were you running the mulimaster at ? I found this makes a huge difference in blade life

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 05:34 PM »
DAVE what speed were you running the mulimaster at ? I found this makes a huge difference in blade life

Terry

Well wa speed do u run yours at then?   Im always Max speed and I assume Dave was and many people who use a Fein!  So if you have discovered something let us know the most efficient speed for longer lifer blades!!!  

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Offline Deansocial

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 05:56 PM »
i find this a completly pointless task. Test them cutting wood the thing they will get used on alot more maybe put the odd nail in just for real life senario

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 06:06 PM »
i find this a completly pointless task. Test them cutting wood the thing they will get used on alot more maybe put the odd nail in just for real life senario

Poo head!  Its a good test! If your going to cut a lot of nails  like removing old timber studding or floor joists were you would just cut the nails then its a good test to show you which blade to buy! A reciprocator cant always get in everywhere.   I dont know if this theory works BUT BUT if it can cut more nails im sure its going to cut more wood!  

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Offline Dave Reinhold

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 06:46 PM »
I used the fien on max speed, I usually always use it maxed out. As for the blades, I use them especially when I'm cutting wood that I'm unsure if there is a nail.  I still prefer a nice wide cut blade for most of my tasks and the titanium imperial blades are wider then most of the bimetal blades out there.

I would like the hear your theory on tool speed and blade life.

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 07:02 PM »
has anyone seen the finewoodworking(might be fine home building) multitool blade shoot out
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Offline Limey556

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 08:41 PM »
Dave, lowering the speed reduces the heat buildup making the blade last longer.(IE if the wood is smoking or the blade is turning blue you are running too fast)

Also using a sawing motion helps clear any buildup in the teeth and distributes the wear more evenly across the width of the blade.

Love my multimaster found that faster and more efficient are not always the same thing

I have the coated blade you are testing and they work great and really do last much longer

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 08:54 PM »
That makes sense. I do find myself doing the sawing action while using the multitool. I will have to try running it slower and see how it works.

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 12:24 PM »
has anyone seen the finewoodworking(might be fine home building) multitool blade shoot out

Yes. I've only used 2 brands in my Multimaster - Fein and Imperial.

I won't waste any more money on Imperial blades.  My experience mirrors the article with those 2 brands.

The imperial blades don't even do a good job on drywall!

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 12:59 PM »
Tim, I'm willing to bet you had a defective blade or the incorrect blade for the application at hand.  In our experience, Imperial blades are comparable to Fein at usually around a 30% savings or so.  The new Storm blades that were demo'd in Dave's video are around the same price as the most popular Fein plunge cut blades but at a huge increase in productivity and quality.
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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 02:11 PM »
I represent WSE blades over here (the UK) and suggest comparing their blades where even the wood cutting blades can cut nails. They are the longest lasting blades that I have tried.
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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 02:46 PM »
I represent WSE blades over here (the UK) and suggest comparing their blades where even the wood cutting blades can cut nails. They are the longest lasting blades that I have tried.

You have to buy an adapter for those though dont you ?

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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 06:41 PM »
Yes, then just replace the blade when eventually it needs changing. I am still on the adaptor I got 16 months ago.
I have seen quite a few other brands with failed spot welds gone in that time.
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Re: Multi-Blade Nail Shootout
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 09:51 PM »
Tim
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with Imperial.  I've never had any issues with the Imperial blades I have used.  I mainly buy the wide fine toothed blades and they are sooo much cheaper then the fein blades.  I don't expect a lot from my mutlitool blades, just cut the wood decently and last a while.  I prefer the Imperial for the price and If I hit a trim nail or something the teeth just don't disappear.

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