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HarleySoftailDeuce

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01-10-2010 02:08 PM

Hello all,
I have to modify my Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, and remove some of the boards to repair. I watched an informercial on Feil Multi- Master reciprocating tool. Can anyone tell me which Fein tool (or other similar one)
to buy to accomplish this? The carpenter tool, (professional kit) was over 700.00; way too expensive.
As most of you know, Brazilian cherry is one of the hardest woods, and I need a tool that will stand up to the task.
I appreciate any recommendations on any mfg. tool that will accomplish this chore.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island


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Moron

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 02:45 PM

I know when I bought mine, thats about what I paid for it, and I know that the tool paid for itself the same day I bought it. The patent for the tool, I think it expired and now you can buy a tool similar to the Fein for about 100.

An awesome tool for sure

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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eastside

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 05:30 PM

Would it be feasible to just buy a bundle of flooring and take the old floor out the usual way?

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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Blake

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 08:50 PM

Delta now makes a very similar tool to the Fein Multimaster.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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papadan

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 09:28 PM

Lots of clones on the market now, but none of them compare to the Fein Multimaster. I bought the Top kit which covers just about everything, Greatest tool I ever purchased, It really can do anything. http://www.amazon.com/Fein-MultiMaster-FMM-250Q-Top/dp/B000U8S3QA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1263151590&sr=1-1

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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CRomine

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 09:35 PM

My Multimaster is one of my favorite tools. It rarely gets used in my shop but is a must have in the field on installs. If memory serves me I paid about $400 for my Top kit with a few extras. In the year or so that I have had mine it has paid for itself a few times over. Money very well spent.

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 10:04 PM

Hello all, Thanks for all the info on the Multi-master! I laid my Brazilian cherry hardwood floor about 3 years ago and had to remove sections becuase of surround sound wiring I had put in at that time. I will try a few other options before I pull the trigger to purchase this tool. The new big set is about 700.00, but I suppose the 400.00 kit might serve me. I’m just a hobbist, and
that kind of expense is a bit steep. I would use it occasionally I’m sure, but I’ll have to give this more thought.
Thanks for all your help.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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papadan

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 11:22 PM

Paul, I have not seen a kit bigger than the Top @$400, do you have a link to this $700 kit so I can see the difference?

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 12:18 AM

http://www.cpofein.com/categories/new_arrivals.html
Here’s the link to the new Fein. It’s mostly for contractors and has more accessories, plus the power is quite a bit more. Do you think it’s worth the extra cost? Let me know?

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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ChesapeakeBob

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#9 posted 01-11-2010 03:08 AM

Paul, I was helping my brother in law remodel his house which included installation of new pre hung doors and engineered flooring. I told him we NEEDED a Fein MM. He bought the tool only and then added the blades we would need to cut off the door frames. The Fein paid for itslf on the first door!

I have not used the others but I love the genuine Fein MM!

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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drfixit

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 03:10 AM

I also have the fein top set that goes for around $400…. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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Frank Doyle

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 03:18 AM

Best tool in the world for hard to get at areas and finish work. I have tried to save money by buying the Bosch and dremel replacement blades and they don’t perform as well, for finish work I will always go with Fien

-- Frank

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pmayer

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 04:08 AM

today i used the Rockwell version of this tool and it performed quite well for cutting door jambs and flooring. It sells for just over $100 at Menards with a decent starter set of attachments. I have used the Fein MM, and I agree that the Rockwell is not in the same league, but I believe that the Rockwell should serve the needs of most hobbyists.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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papadan

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 04:17 AM

Paul, I can’t see that supercut being that much better, not for thatr much more money and it does not come with any accesories. The Top set includes Cutters, grinders, sanders and a Vacuum attachment if desired. Also come with the case that holds all pieces with room for more. The Top makes short work of any task.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 04:31 AM

I have the Dremel version (@ 100) and have used it for undercutting casing and jambs. Works quite well, but I can’t compare it to a tool I’ve never tried (Fein). I’m curious, however, wouldn’t a set of chisels suit you for this job?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Sawdust2

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 04:47 AM

See my review http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/932

I also have the Fein MM and think it is great but the PC Sonicrafter, (I had to change the post but did not change the title) at about half the price or less, does everything we asked both machines to do.

That is a direct comparison between the two.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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