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Offline mikefromNH

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Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2008, 09:15 AM »
Will the blades for these be cheaper and work on the Fein that I already own???

These will work and are quite a bit cheaper.

http://www.multiblades.com/Flush-Cutting-Blades.html

In the TIPS section of the above link their is info on what models these blades will fit. I have an older MM without the star drive shaft and have never felt that blade slippage was a problem. But there are adaptors available.

I believe that even the new MM can use a blade without the star cutout -- not too sure though.


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Offline Justin F.

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  • Louisiana, USA
Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2008, 11:49 AM »
Will the blades for these be cheaper and work on the Fein that I already own???

These will work and are quite a bit cheaper.

http://www.multiblades.com/Flush-Cutting-Blades.html

In the TIPS section of the above link their is info on what models these blades will fit. I have an older MM without the star drive shaft and have never felt that blade slippage was a problem. But there are adaptors available.

I believe that even the new MM can use a blade without the star cutout -- not too sure though.



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Offline John Langevin

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  • Springfield, MA
Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2008, 02:36 PM »
I just received three of the Multi-Cut blades and tried them out briefly. I am still getting some blade slippage so I think I will order the star adaptor and weld it on. I was pretty pleased with the blades especially the Japanese one, it cuts much faster than the Fein; and I love the cost savings. :)
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2008, 02:48 PM »
I just treated myself to a MM 250Q set, been wanting one for years but always thought I wouldnt get much use out of it but in the first day I used it 3 or 4 times.

I needed one for that pain in the  job every now and then when you need to cut off a section of old skirting to patch in a new section, before I would use a handsaw and chisels now it takes seconds.

I was a bit dissapointed with the sanding pads I only used it once and when peeling off the sandpaper the velcro started to peel from the pad.

Anyone here have any good websites,tips or tricks for the Multimaster I looked at the above one thats quiet good.

Offline mikefromNH

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Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2008, 06:23 PM »
Here is a link to a JLC thread on how to make your own blades


http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37465&highlight=multimaster+blades

And another company that makes knockoff blades:

http://www.flushcutblades.com/feintm-multimaster.html

Offline vteknical

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Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2008, 07:09 PM »
I love my Multi-master however, I still bend over and take it if a customer buys is or not.   Fein's blade prices are criminal!  Hope this shakes up their monopoly a little bit!! 

O.k. now the business part of me says, heck they've afforded themselves the luxury of charging these insane prices.   

Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2008, 12:19 AM »
What set would you guys recommend? I have no specific use just around the house and furniture and cabinet making.
Les (near Indy) XL

Offline Justin F.

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  • Louisiana, USA
Re: Fein Multimaster Clones...
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2008, 01:15 AM »
What set would you guys recommend? I have no specific use just around the house and furniture and cabinet making.

I've had the multimaster for about a year now, and I can say I don't know how useful of tool it would be for furniture and cabinet making.  It is a fairly good detail sander .  But I've found that the tool really is geared towards certain home remodeling jobs -- making cuts and cutouts that would be difficult with other tools.  It has proven itself useful in restoring double hung windows --- deglazing , and the like.  I find myself wondering if the tool is worth what I payed until a scenario pops up that is handles well.

The safety aspect of the tool is nice.  It is nice when making cuts to have a tool that won't bite you back. 

It doesn't seem to kick up as much dust and debris as a spinning/rotary type tool.

The rasp type attachments are very nice for removing rot when doing epoxy repairs.

Justin
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