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fein multimaster
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:02:17 PM »

hi
thinking of buying  a fein mulimaster   or makita or  dewalt  multi tool !!!
would like to hear from members that acutely own one
 for the appraisals of these tools  good and bad
do you find them useful of boat building 
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 01:44:15 PM »

If for some reason I could only have one modelling tool, it would be a no brainer, it would be my Dremel 8000 10.8 volt cordless and I'll fight tooth and nail before I'll let anyone take it,  %% {-)  as you can tell I like my Dremel  :-))
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 09:40:30 PM »

hi radiojoe
looks to be a very handy tool to have
that is why  i was thinking of buying a multitool
no many replays to my question
maybe they are not such a great idea for use in model boat building??
no one seems to use them??
regards deepstar
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 10:19:19 PM »

Hi Deepstar,   I wouldn't mind betting most of the guys on the forum have a Dremel or something very similar,  %% there's not much you can't do with them, grinding, cutting, drilling, sanding etc. In fact I have just bought a second one an 8200, 10.8 volt cordless, if you get one I'd recommend the cordless, you can use it anywhere throughout the boat without the cable snagging up and getting in the way :-))
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 10:31:04 PM »

I have a mini-drill with cutting discs, etc. It's useful at times but it's not something I use a lot - but that applies to all of my tools except for the screwdrivers, sharp knives, saws and files.

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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 10:45:58 PM »

hi
thinking of buying  a fein mulimaster   or makita or  dewalt  multi master
Expensive bit of kit there especially when you can buy a for LOT cheaper and which seem equally as good.
I swear by Dremel and just had to replace my ancient one (runs but only at one speed).
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 07:00:34 AM »

I would certainly agree on the Dremel, but more particularly the cordless version. I have a Proxxon corded one as well as the Dremel cordless, and the latter is so much easier to use.


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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 11:58:41 AM »

hi thank you for all your advice
seems dremel is a good tool for all round use
ill go for one
deepstar
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 12:53:18 PM »

You won't be disappointed the Dremel does a lot more than the Fein multimaster as the Fein is not a rotary tool it can best be described as an oscillating tool which limits its usages, I changed the collets on my Dremel for a multi chuck so I can even use micro drills.  :-))
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 02:17:56 PM »

   Hi Joe,
       Where did you get the multi jaw and is it made by Dremmel?
             Cheers,
                 Peter.
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 02:37:49 PM »

I bought a multi tool rotary one from maplins with plastic case and tools a couple of years ago...find it does the job...when it breaks just buy another one......tony
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2015, 03:52:37 PM »

Peter yes the chuck is made by Dremel goes from 3.2mm down to 0.8mm drills, www.uk.rs-online.com    look for mini chuck about 9 quid but worth it :-))
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2015, 08:55:37 PM »

Hello, I have the Bosch version of the fein multimaster my poor old dremel hardly gets used anymore, I find I can get into places you simply can't with a dremel, once you use it to cut your first set of freeing ports you wont go back.
Once the blades are blunt I glue sandpaper to the underside so you can use the left/right motion to sand right into a corner.
I really only use the cutoff wheels in my dremel these days.

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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 12:47:47 AM »

I have three different ones, one being a Dremel 4000. Most Dremel owners like the cordless, the 4000 is not cordless. Against my other two the Dremel wins hands down, I do believe that Bosch makes it. Mick B.
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 01:58:44 AM »

If its the same thing as I am thinking of,I have just bought a Parkside Multi tool from Lidl store.Used it yesterday,and marvelled at what I could do with it . I cut out all the ports on my Arun Lifeboat Wheelhouse,on less than half an hour,and what is more, they will need very little sanding because it is such a neat cut. 29.99, with tools.Extra sets of tools including one with a diamond saw 6.50
Reaches and does jobs that a Dremel will just not do.I love my Dremel also!
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Re: fein multimaster
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2015, 06:06:05 PM »

hi
thank you one and all
my dremel8200 arrived this morning from amazon
yes sunday delivery
seems to be quite a sturdy  tool quite powerful
have pushed the boat out so to speake
and ordered a fein 350q  multimaster
pick it up on wednesday
job sorted ??
for now
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