Anyone use an Oscillating multi tool?
Mains – they are pretty power hungry and because they are relatively inefficient due to short stroke length they often take a fair time to complete the job in hand.
I fit kitchens and bathrooms and use my Fein on pretty much every job. Can’t comment on other makes though generally I am a Makita 18v fan for most tools but definitely mains for multitool. Get blades from eBay as original Fein blades (while excellent) are very expensive. On that basis the best value Fein package is the “top kit” or “top kit plus” Pay around £250 – absolutely worth every penny.Posted 4 years agobigphilblackpoolMember
Fein cutter is top end and i use one daily when boarders board over my fekking pipes, and for access doors, 12mm ply and double board, no issues mines a corded 110v, although some lads now have the makita 18v cordless variety and they seem to keep up with mine, so il be investing in a cordless one too. Best buy other than my cordless pipe cutter ; )Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
I’ve got a battery one (green bosch in the sales) and often wish I’d gone for mains. I don’t need to use it often enough to have paid Fein money but its for the jobs where I need one its great. Mine came with one battery and a pretty slow charger (even though its li-ion) and without at least getting another battery its pretty limited.Posted 4 years agoandylMember
I’ve got the aldi cordless. Biggest problem is technique, don’t press too hard as you need to let it move. It was £30 as you can get spare lithium batteries direct from the helpline or the CPC one is the same (but red) and they sell the batteries cheap. In fact the cheap batteries is a very good reason to go for one of these ones as it means you can 1 or 2 spares ready.
I would like to try a mains one though. But the battery one comes in handy when doing a quick job or one outdoors. Excellent for cutting out precise holes in wood but it’s no angle grinder replacement. Just another tool that has it’s uses and speeds up fiddly jobs.Posted 4 years ago
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