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Topic Title: Multimaster
Topic Summary: Fein or cheaper Bosch equivalent?
Created On: 01 March 2013 01:28 PM
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 01 March 2013 07:03 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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 01 March 2013 07:03 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....

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 01 March 2013 07:56 PM
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hertzal123

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Pete,
I thought the Bosch blades would not fit the Fein(quick release).Is that not the case?
Regards,Hz.
 01 March 2013 08:06 PM
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aligarjon

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Originally posted by: stateit

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 01 March 2013 08:07 PM
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daveparry1

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I think the Bosch blades fit the earlier Fein, without quick release?
 01 March 2013 08:40 PM
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chunk522

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I payed a bit extra for the Fein, recommended by a joiner I cant fault it exellent piece of kit and can make awkward situations easier and a lot neater
 01 March 2013 09:14 PM
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DR2366

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I have the fein, love it. Use shark blades and only work out a few pounds each so a big deal.

You find more and more uses for it the longer you have it but great for t&g floors.
 01 March 2013 09:59 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Another vote for the Fein and Shark bi metal blades. I bought it several years ago for a specific job (to cut the tongues out of T and G boards) but would not be without it now. Cuts floorboards sooooo neatly, use a blunt blade for plaster board, if you're very careful you can use it to cut lathes and so fit a plasterboard switch box in l and p if needs be. I remember a customer being really impressed that I could move her switch in this way with no damage to the wall!!
 01 March 2013 10:35 PM
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antric2

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I have noticed a few made by Worx being used by kitchen fitters and they seem quite happy with them.
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 02 March 2013 08:05 AM
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DR2366

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Fein were the first makers, the patent ran out I think after 25 years so everyone has now jumped in. You could argue that Fein have had 25y to get it right, the quick release feature is nice.

The only thing I needed to do was change the flex after about 5 years as a conductor broke, this gave me a chance to fit a longer lead. The only down side was the blade price but now thats not an issue it would seem.

Don't forget you get to use it at home aswell for the odd job and of course who wants to turn up on site with a dremel !
 02 March 2013 12:06 PM
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I've changed tHe flex on mine a couple of times to DR. I've also done a couple of others for friends and colleagues. It does seem the flex is a bit of a week point! Overall, whichever brand you use, the tool is fantastic. There are various pros and cons with all of them. For example, the fatmax one I use now is only available in 230v, but the Fein I keep on standby is 110v anyway so no problem! I would personally opt for mains over battery, although I would consider a battery one as an addition if I used it more. Try to get one with adjustable speed if you can.

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 02 March 2013 01:41 PM
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whjohnson

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Bought a Fein when they first came out - £164 delivered. Blades are a rip -off.
When it worked it was great, but it didn't last long - was cutting a slot out of some skirting and the thing went bang.
No idea why - stripped it and cleaned/checked everything out, I reckon it was a pf capacitor which killed it.
Bought a green Bosch replacement for around £60, and having a Fein case full of un-used Fein blades/attachments, I got hold of a adaptor which enabled use of Fein blades on the Bosch.
In terms of direct comparison. there certainly isn't a £100's worth of difference between them.
Been looking at the WORX range - around £100 on ebay but no idea what they are like, nor how long they'll last.

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 03 March 2013 11:11 PM
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my fein has stated going bang as well so if you find out what it is let me know, i already had a bosch so i am using that now but its not as good as the fein.

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