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02-04-2012 08:34 PM

I just bought a new Fein mulitmaster tool. I spent way more than I thought I should, but I am neck deep in a remodel at my business. I have certainly enjoyed this tool, it seems to be great quality.

My issue is the cost of the tool inserts…..saw blades, scrapers etc….does anyone elses “inserts” fit in this tool….the cost of the Fein tools are huge!

-- Mike

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 08:48 PM

I have been using a multimaster for a number of years now and just recently, within the past year, the patent protection ran out and now there are several places offering similar tools and blades. I bought a few off from ebay, but cannot tell you if they will hold up or not. The sand paper is expensive too and I have not found a good source for anything cheaper.

CPO offers Fein products but the prices are too cheap.

Harbor Freight carries their own tool, but there are many blades listed on their site that just might fit the Fein too?

-- Wayne, New Hampshire

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 08:56 PM

A few months ago Wood Magazine had a review of all the Fein type tools and had a chart of the blade, and what blade fits what other tools. There are even blade adapters available.

Anyone have a pic of that chart?

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 09:16 PM

I know bosch has made one and they can use the feintools
but I´m not sure of the oppesit is possiple unless you get an adapter
I have noticed Fein have lowered the price´s on the tool-inserts lately
atleast here in Denmark so I gess we will see a major drop on the price´s in the near future
if they want to stay on the market
but I still have to see one that can compeat with how well they hold up to work 8 hours a day
month after month as Fein …........well made tools just cost more to produce and you have to pay
I´m not saying the price on Fein is right …..........they are too expencive just like Festool is set too high
on the price


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#4 posted 02-05-2012 05:01 AM

Home depot sells blades that fit the fein (it requires a small adapter they also sell). Woodcraft also sells some 3rd party blades.

-- Lee - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 04:42 PM

There is a guy advertising resharpening Fein blades

Have not tried him, but am very interested to know if anyone has had experience with this

-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 06:02 PM

unversial blades made in madison wi usa

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 07:31 PM

Try E bay

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 04:58 PM

Thank you everyone for your help…I got some saw blades at HD yesterday, I will investigate other inserts too..

-- Mike

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 05:41 PM

I had one for quite a while (5 years or more), found it didn’t work well unless you had a brand new blade on it every time, got tired of that, I sold mine.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 11:37 PM

I bought the Fein primarily for he detail sander. It was expensive but I have owned four or five other detail sanders and wish I had bought the Fein earlier.

I have used it for the cutting function a few times. My problem seems to be trying to push the cutting too fast which results in a poor job and ruining the blades. When I show a little patience, it does a much better job.

I bought the Home Depot version as well and returned it because of low power.

After a lot of years fooling around with tools, I reconfirmed to old adage that the most expensive tools are the cheap tools.


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#12 posted 02-07-2012 01:40 AM

sorry kent was right inmperial blades

-- nelson woodcrafters

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