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Topic by Dukegijoe posted 05-15-2011 07:46 PM 3466 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dukegijoe

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05-15-2011 07:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: multitool fein rotozip

Okay, so I have a ROTOZIP, and of course a Dremel; but am starting to drool over the Oscillating Multitools that are out there. BUT…. do I really need it? I am looking for personal opinions from people who have both, and whether one is more useful than the other, or if the ROTOZIP fills the void a Fein multimaster or Sonicrafter would fill. Thanks for the input!



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allmyfingers

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05-15-2011 09:59 PM

i should just create a permanent post called- love affair with my Fein multimaster.
we use it almost every day on the job. cutting in old work electric boxes- perfect especially in walls with wood lathe. cut a pattern the size of the box and every install is perfect!
flush cutting baseboard
cutting gutters
cutting conduit
baseboard
grout removal
cutting tile
fine trimming
detail sanding
removing adhesives
grinding out old thinset
don’t mess around with copycats fein holds the original patent and it is bulletproof!!
don’t underestimate the quick change head for adjusting angle of attack as well as change of blades.
adjustable speed control.
it is always the first tool loaded in the truck and very often the first tool we go to on any given day.
the only downside is the cost of blades. you can buy an off brand called Imperial, much less money and a thicker(sturdier) blade if you are a rough user.

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dannyfixit

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09-09-2011 07:15 PM

Sorry to post on such an old topic, but you used the words Rotozip and Fein Multimaster in the same paragraph which makes me obligated to put in my two cents.

I have had or bought for others, four Rotozips. My son-in-law loves his for fixing stuff on the farm. He has limited tools, so it fills a number of tasks. My son uses his for the spiral blades. To me, they are a big disappointment and after many attempts to apply it with different attachments, it is relegated to just cutting holes in drywall. Even then I have issues with it. Every time I bought a new model, nearly all the attachments from the old unit did not work on the new one. So I have several hole cutting attachments. Several right angle head attachments. Its disappointing when trying to use 1/4” router bits in it.

Now the Multimaster is “the bomb”! It was expensive to buy, but earned its keep easily. Like “allmyfingers” stated here, its the “go to” tool for lots of tasks. I LOVE it for flush cutting door trim or just trimming off stuff. Had the profile sander attachment set and found it a real blessing. Often, I am simply using the triangle shaped sanding pad attachment. Its excellent for controlled tight sanding tasks. Doing the grout thing and using it for scraping caulk or paint was awesome.

Unfortunately, I have to talk in the past tense because my Multimaster and some Bosch sanders were stolen. I did not have the $$$ to buy a new Fein, so I ended up purchasing another brand. New one is battery operated and takes much of the stuff the Multimaster used. So far, its an OK replacement. But, in summary, a Fein is worth the investment. I miss mine…. :(

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Dusty56

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09-16-2011 09:35 PM

I wish I hadn’t wasted my money on the RotoZip….the only dust on it now is from just sitting around idle : (
My buddy owns the Fein and uses it all of the time…a lot of cheap imitations out there , so be wary.

-- "I've got an hour glass figure , but , it's later than you think"! _Minnie Pearl

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