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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    O/T Question about a power tool

    I'm asking this here as I assume that most 50+ guys (and some girls) are somewhat like I am and have lots of tools around.

    "Fein MultiMaster Top Tool"

    Been thinking about buying one of these.

    Anyone here own this tool? Your opinion of it?

    Mods, it this is too far O/T, feel free to move it. Although, I think it will get more response here.
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    Ed, since you're in GA I'll let it go. Can't speak for other mods.
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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Ed, since you're in GA I'll let it go. Can't speak for other mods.
    Thanks Ron.
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    I bought one to allow me to do a tricky kitchen repair job. One of the cutting saws with the depth control disc allowed me to simplify a kitchen repair that was probably not possible otherwise. It saved me a lot in cost/time. I thought I'd rarely use it again. Turns out I've used it a lot over the last 10 or so years. If it burned up, I'd have to buy another one. The big negative is the cost of the attachments.

    I've used it recently to cut away old exterior caulking. Nothing is faster for that job.

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    http://www.tylertool.com/multimaster.html

    I thought I had one of everything, but I don't have one of these. I have so many other tools I probably wouldn't need one but they do look like they would be useful.

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    Of course you need it.What man has too many tools,it might even come in handy next time you're fixing the neighbours bicycle,better to try it out on his rather than your own.

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    I work for a tool manufacturing company, and we have a forum for users of our products, as well as other tools of the trade. Someone asked about the Fein, and it was overwhelmingly the best of its peers. There's a Dremel model and someone else that costs less, but the Fein is king for the professionals. (disclaimer: we don't make, market, or otherwise have anything to do with Fein. I was just using the professional tool forum as a qualifier for the review.)

    Been watching those infomercials, huh? I wanted to get one after seeing its uses, too.

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    To make this bike related, do not, I repeat, do not use it to cut a carbon steerer tube!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smorris View Post
    I work for a tool manufacturing company, and we have a forum for users of our products, as well as other tools of the trade. Someone asked about the Fein, and it was overwhelmingly the best of its peers. There's a Dremel model and someone else that costs less, but the Fein is king for the professionals. (disclaimer: we don't make, market, or otherwise have anything to do with Fein. I was just using the professional tool forum as a qualifier for the review.)

    Been watching those infomercials, huh? I wanted to get one after seeing its uses, too.
    Yes, I've been watching those "informercials" for quite some time. I've begun some remodeling projects around the house and can see the need for that type of tool.

    Thanks for the link to the tool forum. I think a wealth of information might be found there.

    Ed
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