|Review by Sawdust2||posted 07-28-2008 04:08 AM||3718 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Saturday morning I was lying in bed and on the TV was the lovely Jodi Marks touting the MultiMaster. Now, it’s difficult not to do what Jody says, she being all wonderful and woodworky. And my wife had already decided that we (I) were (was) going to refinish the kitchen table (as opposed to the dining room table). You can see it in the photo.
This top is veneered out of some unidentified wood that looks like a cross between birch, maple and European Beech. But the edging was shaped with a complex set of curves that neither my 1/4 sheet PC nor my Ryobi vibrating hand-numbing triangular sander would work on. Actually, my Ryobi sander won’t work on anything.
Did I mention that my wife went out of town this weekend?
Did I also mention that Woodcraft was having it’s anniversary sale this weekend with 10% off EVERYTHING?
Wonderful Jodi. Wonderful wife out of town. Wood project. Wonderful sale. The stars aligned for just this moment.
The Fein Multimaster comes with many add-ons and accessories. And it’s profile sanding accessories were just what I needed to do the kitchen table. If I ever need to remove grout or tile or cut copper pipe right at the wall, it has accessories for that, also.
The MultiMaster is a heavy, solid tool. With just a short learning curve (maybe 2 minutes of excitement) I was able to attach the profile attachment, slip on the supplied (in 5 different grits) sandpaper and wonderfully smooth the groovy edge of the table.
The MultiMaster was pricey. The Ryobi sander wasn’t. Spend the money.
The manual was dozens of pages in many languages. I only had to (and only could) read two.
(Did I use enough adjectives here?)
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.