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Topic Summary: Fein or cheaper Bosch equivalent?
Created On: 01 March 2013 01:28 PM
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 01 March 2013 01:28 PM
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SherlockOhms

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Discuss.

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 01 March 2013 01:36 PM
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daveparry1

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I have the Fein with the quick release mechanism, can't fault it,

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 01 March 2013 02:07 PM
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I have a fein, big waste of money really. You will use it few times and then never get it back out as the blades break too easily and cost a fortune to replace.

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 01 March 2013 04:10 PM
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Fein Multi master.

But I purchase my blades from fleabay at 20 a go, better quality than the fein ones I used to average 2 or 3 blades a job with the fein ones but the ones I have now last twice as long.

Because I do allot of period properties that have wooden floors I have to be really careful how the floors are cut etc, I couldn't be without my Fein how I used to manage before god knows. I have had mine 5 years and is still going strong, don't cut nail or screws as the blades with get mullered, and I have found that lime plaster knocks the hell out of them also, but if you needed to cut anything in a tight corner there is no better tool IMO, and it was a godsend when I rebuilt my last boat

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 01 March 2013 04:40 PM
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I've had my Bosch for about 4 or 5 years now and it has taken a pounding.

My buddy has a Fein. His first lasted 3 years, he's 2 years into the replacement.

His Feins have had less use than my Bosch. ( As well as the usual floorboard cutting, I use the blunt blades for chasing soft blockwork / chopping plaster neatly of walls etc. - some weeks it is used daily).

The Fein box weighs loads and takes up more pace than the Bosch box.

On the plus side for Fein, you have to fold the Bosch blade to pack it away. The Fein just drops into the box.

They have the same cutting power IMO.

If you like more expensive toys, then buy the Fein, but the Bosch has exactly the same characteristics. the Bosch is, er... Fine.

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 01 March 2013 04:50 PM
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Cremeegg

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Had my Bosch 5 years - still going strong in spite of much abuse. I tend to use Hardwood blades as although more expensive they last a lot longer. Either Bosch's own blades or some from Axminster. Great tool.

I bought a bare Bosch Stabilo box (middle size about 100mm deep) which will take both my Multimaster and my jigsaw without taking the blade off either and plenty of spare blades.

Fein I hear are more refined but then they should be as they are substantially more expensive.
 01 March 2013 05:03 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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seen these mentioned lots over the years, never had one, never used one, always managed, maybe time to invest

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 01 March 2013 05:03 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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seen these mentioned lots over the years, never had one, never used one, always managed, maybe time to invest

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 01 March 2013 05:13 PM
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Buy 2 Dougie!

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 01 March 2013 05:59 PM
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alanblaby

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Fein every time. Bought one at Elex last year, glad I did.
I've had the green Bosch corded, and still have the blue cordless. The Fein is far better quality, certainly vibrates less.
The cordless Bosch is not so good as the batteries only last a few minutes when cutting floorboards.

For blades, check out the 3 monthly or so deals that Aldi have, those blades fit the Fein, you get 6 or so different types for £10.
 01 March 2013 06:00 PM
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I have a Fein, but have also recently acquired a stanley fatmax one. I use the stanley more than the Fein now. I do have links with stanley as a tool tester, but I can assure you I'm fully impartial!

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 01 March 2013 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by: stateit

Buy 2 Dougie!


Love it - made my day -

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 01 March 2013 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by: OMS

Originally posted by: stateit



Buy 2 Dougie!




Love it - made my day -


Am I going to need two as I'll burn it out quickly haha


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 01 March 2013 07:01 PM
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Ive got a fein.-110v.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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 01 March 2013 07:02 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive got a fein.-110v.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
 01 March 2013 07:02 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive got a fein.-110v.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
 01 March 2013 07:02 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive got a fein.-110v.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
 01 March 2013 07:02 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive got a fein.-110v. had it for 7 years.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
 01 March 2013 07:02 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive got a fein.-110v. had it for 7 years.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
 01 March 2013 07:03 PM
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peteTLM

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Joined: 31 March 2005

Ive got a fein.-110v. had it for 7 years.

It can stay in the van for months without being used, but when i need it, its there.
Without doubt the best, most useful, get out of trouble tool i have ever bought.
Wouldnt be without it.
want to cut a precision bit out of a ceiling without even flaking the paint- fein. cut a box into someones bespoke oak furniture- fein.

I use the bosch blades in it as the fein ones are too expensive and wear easily.

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

Every man has to know his limitations- Dirty Harry
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