|Review by Roger Clark aka Rex||posted 07-08-2009 03:05 AM||13797 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
- Harbor Freight 65700-3VGA Multifunction Power Tool
- Brand: Harbor Freight | Category: Sanders
I have looked at the Fein Multi Multimaster and the Rockwell offering, then sighed as I looked at my Social Security check.
There is no way I could afford or justify this ocaissionaly used tool nomatter how great it was. Looks like it is waaaaaaaaaay overpriced considering for the same money you could get a good saw,router setup and many other heavy usage necessary tools.
Yesterday I had to take the wife on her weekly pilgrimage to Walmart, so after dropping her off there I scooted around to HF as I had been given 2 of their $10 gift cards and was anxious to spend them before the $ went down any more!
I do shop at HF ocassionaly but my purchase are limited to things like Terry cloths, G clamps, air connectors, crepe blocks for cleaning sanders, magnetic parts trays, parts bins, Titebond III and a sledge hammer for when those joints need a little coaxing!
I don’t puchase electric or cordless tools or accessories from HF as the quality is not there but if you look closely you will find some items made in Taiwan which look better.
I went into HF and right out front was a big display for their “Multitool” It was listed for $59.99 with a $20.00 off special it was $39.99. Also there was a free gift of a 6 piece set of screwdrivers (Snap-on knockoff) if you brought the ad in – the ad is available in the flyer where you enter – no brainer!
I looked at the package, it had all but one of the attachments (no diamond wheel) and I checked out the cost of consumables $6 each a set of 3 blades, sanding triangles in 2 each x3 grits and $6 for the half moon saw – the diamond blade was under $7.
There are always a bunch of old farts like me vacationing in HF and one came up to me as I was examining the tool. Of course he had one and offered me his 2 cents worth which was positive. Another old fart covered in sawdust joined us and agreed that the tool had merit and worked well.
Needless to say I picked up the tool plus the screwdrivers and headed for the checkout with my 2 x $10 gift cards. The whole sheebang cost me $19.99
Of course when I got home I just had to try the tool out. I was quite plesantly surprised to find that it ain’t bad at all. It runs smooth, the attachments are easy to change and they do work. I am quite confident that it will fill my needs when the appropriate jobs comes up for it and I would recommend this tool to anyone who has the ocassional use for such a tool but cannot afford/justify/get a mortgage to purchase a similar $400.00 tool.
PS. I told my wife how much the up market version of this tool was and she nearly feinted!!
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.