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Old 09-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
 
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Hey guys, I'm new here. Love the site so far. I Have been trying to find a tool to help make old working boxes easier than a jab saw or sawzall. About a year ago a company came out with a Multi-tool that had a plunge cut blade, but the tool cost $400. I found some knock off models cheaper, but they were all 120V no cordless. Now Sears just came out with http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...criptionAnchor
a multi tool 12V cordless. Wondering if anyone has used one of these or had any input on this type of tool used for old working. Just seems nice to be able to make your outline of your box and plunge cut instead of the old way of drilling piliot holes and trying to control a swazall.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Yup, that's just a cordless knockoff of the the Fein Multimaster. I never used one though.
I know quite a few carpenters that love their Multimaster though.

For what you describe, nothing beats a Rotozip with a Saber bit IMO.
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I've used a rotozip but I hate the lack of control when old working into unknown wall. Also they get a little crazy and tend to want to take off sometimes in any direction. These multi tools seem to have better control.
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I've used a rotozip but I hate the lack of control when old working into unknown wall. Also they get a little crazy and tend to want to take off sometimes in any direction.
Then what you need is more practice. Hold on and go slower. The RotoZip is the way to go, in my opinion.


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These multi tools seem to have better control.
I tried the Fein, and had really high hopes for it. Even with blades designed for plaster duty, they eat blades. The blades are quite pricy. I save the Fein for when I screwup and need to plunge cut a chunk out of a stud that's right in my box hole.
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I was thinking about getting that too, its only a hundred bucks, not a bad deal. I use the fein saw for cutting out the underside of the cabinet for under cabinet lights, it is worth it just for that, and for roughing in door switches. It is hard to beat the rotozip for anything else, but the fein saw serves its purpose.
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I picked up the corded 120v Dremel Multi-Max version of that tool and I love it. I wanted a cordless version, the Bosch (already have extra batteries) but didn't want to sped almost double at $180. If that tool was out when I got mine I would have got it instead.

After using the tool for a while, some cuts take a while.... it sure is nice to never have dead batteries.
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To say Multimaster blades are expensive is a huge understatement. I thought Rotozip bits were pricey until I saw those things.
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