|Review by Sawdust2||posted 09-24-2009 04:40 AM||2984 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
The task was to lower a bar stool 2 1/4”.
And not have the usual problem with not level legs when we got done.
We also had a Fein Multimaster and the new Porter Cable SoniCrafter
To ensure the same length was cut off each leg we cut a piece of PVC to 2 1/4”.The Fein and the PC each had a couple of blades that could be used but we took the round serrated blades as they were the same thickness.
We just ran the blades around the leg resting them on the PVC. That gave us a uniform height from the bench.
Fortunately we could not cut all the way through the leg at that point.
We could not cut all the way thru with the Fein because the housing stopped at the leg. We could not cut all the way thru with the PC because the dust collector butted up against the leg. Draw.
The weight is virtually the same. Draw.
The Fein is louder because the motor is slightly more powerful. Both appeared to vibrate about the same in our hands.
Both cut with equal ease. Draw
Fein’s power cord is 2x long as the PC power cord.
PC is about half the price of the Fein.
We decided that price had to be the deciding factor. If you are a professional you should get the Fein. If you are a hobbyest the PC will give you almost (95%) the same machine for half the price.
Neither machine is a one tool wonder. We are amazed at the different projects we have been able to use them on.
Why was it fortunate that neither machine could cut all the way through the leg? It allowed us to cut all the legs to the same height from the same reference point. We then turned them upside down and cut the nubs off with my duzuki saw. Which just fit in the kerf from the two saws.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.