I found an excuse to buy a fein multimaster a few weeks ago…. now I don’t know how I ever got by without it!
I do a little bit of everything from trim carp to rotten wood repair. I wouldn’t want to be ripping up sheets of plywood with this little guy, but for making that elusive strait-in flush plunge cut in an awkward location, this tool can’t be beat!
I got it specifically to cut out and replace a section of rotted plywood from under a tile floor, without damaging the overlying tiles. worked great for that job, and has been used everyday since.
The replacement blades are rather pricey though. The wood / metal flush plunge bit sells for around $50, so I quickly discovered a diamond sharpening wheel ($15) for my dreamel does a fine job of bringing the blade back to life after sawing though a few nails.
It’s a pricey tool for it’s size, but if anyone is on the fence about getting one, I’d say mine paid for itself quickly.
Edited 10/13/2005 10:35 pm ET by drbgwood
Get behind me, satan!!!
Been waiting for a job to come along that will justify the purchase of this tool. Sooner or later temptation will win out...
Great tool. There is a guy on ebay who has aftermarket blades for the multimaster. I have been using his blades now for over a year and they last longer than the original fein blades. Happy shopping. Paul
I too have purchased this blade and they are better than the manufacturer.
re - I too have purchased this blade and they are better than the manufacturer.-----I own a multi-master and a friend recently bought his own after using mine.
Yes, it is infectious once you use it and those eCut blades are expensive.I'm reluctant to get into transactions through eBay.Does this person have a website or contact info so I can bulk order from him direct ?Thanks for your help.
Does this person have a website or contact info so I can bulk order from him directJust email him thru ebayHe has a 100% rating so I wouldn't be to concerned. <G>
re - Just email him thru ebayHe has a 100% rating so I wouldn't be to concerned.
--------Thanks - I'll try again to figure out his email without having to register with eBay or use PayPal.(I'm not concerned about his rating.)
let me know if you have problemsI need to get another blade and I could probably
order an extra one and send it to you....
I am primarily a trim carpenter.I have had 2 of these tools.It is a MUST HAVE if you do fine work.I had the original one for 10 years and then gave it to a friend . You will find more uses for it the more you use it.Try thier diamond blade for removing grout..it just dissappears..and if you can find the 3 1/8" hardened round blades you will find they have a lot of cutting area and last a long time even though they are very fine...snap off a segment with a pair of pliers and now you have a flush cutter !!!...and don't lend it out ...you won't get it back LOL..
...DO I LOOK LIKE A TOOL RENTAL JOINT ?!?!?!?!?!?!
You have my interest aroused.
It's odd, a couple days ago, I was looking at a thread by Calvin on cutting out strip flooring, and he was praising the same tool. I had seen them, never paid much attention. They looked to much like a gimmick. After reading Cal's thoughts, I finished the little flooring with a sharp chisel and some unkind words. (When did they move floors so far Down? They are hard to reach!)
I was looking at flooring in another room that got stained, and given your good words on top of his, I just may have to get one of them things. Thanks for the timely post.
Don, I wouldn't steer you wrong on the multimaster. In my trade, a very useful tool producing quality results quickly.
Additionally I saw a "deal" at my tool supplier ystdy you might be interested in locating (a Fein deal). The multimaster and a bat. drill motor combo. The delux kit MM with profile pads for sanding, some of the other attmts and the drill. Worth a look, a bit of a savings over separate purchase.A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.
Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.
Extremely useful tool.
Had mine out again just the other day. Had to try to get a bunch of tile mastic off a plaster wall. Tried several different methods, without much luck. Finally thought of the Fein. Had never used the scraper blade before - but, it worked great.
Don't use it every day - but when I do use it, there is not much else that would do the job anywhere near as quick and easy.
Fein Multimaster, don't leave home without it.
JohnIf my baby don't love me no more, I know her sister will.
every time I bring it out, and show someone for the first time what it can do , its always "I gotta get one of those!"
but the plastic case is wothless. I got rid of that pretty quick and got the steel one.
just thought I'd mention again...
a dreamel diamond cut-off wheel ($15) does a great job of resharpening that blade. I even ground the original teeth of my punge cut blade and re-cut in a sligtly more agressive tooth patern for what i do.
I've been using the thing to saw thru those "hard to get at" 2x10 band joist under houses and routinely cut thru big nails, sometimes accidently - sometimes not. About twice a week, or as needed I'll hit the blade with the diamond wheel. It only takes about 30 seconds and the blade is good as new. I figure the blade should last me at least a year of hard everyday use before I resharpen it down to a nub.
...probably information the guys that sell the blades would not like to be spread around. oh well..
That little bugger I think pays for itself almost every time I open the case. I can't count the number of times I've thought ok, the old way would have been two hours, this way it's ten minutes. And whoever made the "everytime I show it to someone else" comment. So true. A lot of times it's the homeowner who says well my husband would have done X&Y but he just couldn't figure out how to do it without messing up a whole lot of other things but boy that little tool just makes it look so easy!
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain
Funny this thread should pop up right now...I'm repairing 36 old 6 over 6 windows...caked with paint & putty & some organic material I don;t even want to think about (Seagull territory)-
And I was thinking that this is just to tool I need...best place to get one on line?
Kate, a Marvin window guy came by a job and sliced through the putty to get at some defective glass, Slick.Under cutting doors, cutting out rotten corner boards, slicing caulk joints...it is the right tool for more jobs than I can count...gotta go "discover" a buried outlet with it on Monday.I, too, get those heavy blades on ebay, they're great, but not nearly as fine as the Feins. And, the blade cost definitley comes down with the time saved factor.And, it's a danged good little corner sander, too. "what's in a name?" d'oh!
I've been craving one for years...now I have the perfect excuse! Thanks!
According to the Coastal Tool website (which also indicates that Fein makes an air powered version):
Fein is introducing a new mounting system for the MultiMaster and its accessories. The advantages of this new system will be:Up to 40% increase in output torque.The positive connection of accessories to the tool, virtually eliminates slippages.Accidental loosening of the accessory during working is greatly reduced.
To implement this change they have decided to change the accessories mounts first and then introduce the new MultiMaster at a later date (We're told the Fall of 2006).
... the new style accessories will fit on your current MultiMaster, you just won't be able to take advantage of the benefits that the new "positive mount" design will offer.
I will see if I can restrain myself from buying one for a year...