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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 06-29-2018 05:38 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlaskaGuy

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06-29-2018 05:38 PM

I have a Fein MultiMaster tool that I use infrequent but when you need it it’s invaluable. A project has came up where I’ll need but I need some new blades. As many know Fein blades are quite expensive or they were last time I bought any. I hear they are now some less expensive after market blades available.

I would like to hear from your experience which brands of after market multitool blades are good.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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000

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 07:02 PM

I usually buy Rockwell or Dewalts.
Not cheap for either. I look for the 3 packs.

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 06-29-2018 07:12 PM

I also have a Fein. I have purchased sanding pads and saw blades at Harbor Freight. No where near the quality of original Fein gear, but much cheaper.

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 10:03 PM

I bought a Dremel variety pack as an impulse purchase at HD. They work.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 02:01 AM



I bought a Dremel variety pack as an impulse purchase at HD. They work.

- Rich

+1 I keep 3 or 4 in stock. Get decent mileage out of them.

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#5 posted 06-30-2018 02:12 AM

Thanks, I look and see what my big box store have.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 06-30-2018 03:00 AM

Take a look at Imperial Blades. Good quality, lots of options and made in the US. I find they last much better than the Dremel or Rockwell blades. Maybe not quite as good as the Fein branded, but cost much less.

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 06-30-2018 03:50 AM

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sharpening+fein+multimaster+blades

Some folks sharpen them up, I haven’t yet, maybe give it a go.

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realcowtown_eric

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#8 posted 06-30-2018 03:58 AM

I too was totally bummed out with the costs of the fein bladdes. My original fien cost me round 0.5k$, but then I im rona one day and there on the discount bin is an oscillating saw al-same-as fien- for 35$ (the patent had apparently expired!) . How painless is that. It was a “hausman”-rona brand name, and once I bought it, it was easy to see that it was a return, probably because it didn’t work, as it wa apparent that the blade was not mounted correcty. Rona (or now lowes) sells Hausman assortment blade packages of 5, for 19$ or so. far better than the 60$-80$ for a single Fein blade, and they fit the Fein!. Know the world of oscillating saws has expaned so much, with adaptors available for different mfgrs, , but the Rona deal is the best I have cine acrross

Eric

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 04:00 AM

Grizzly has universal fit blades at a very reasonable price. Cheaper than HF, and easily as good, if not better. The one tool I’m not sure about is the Dremel, as I know their blades have a much smaller base.

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#10 posted 07-01-2018 04:19 AM


Grizzly has universal fit blades at a very reasonable price. Cheaper than HF, and easily as good, if not better. The one tool I m not sure about is the Dremel, as I know their blades have a much smaller base.

- runswithscissors

The Dremel fit my Fein tool (pre-2016) just fine. They’re just run-of-the-mill blades though. Nothing to get excited about.


Take a look at Imperial Blades. Good quality, lots of options and made in the US. I find they last much better than the Dremel or Rockwell blades. Maybe not quite as good as the Fein branded, but cost much less.

- JayT

They sell these at my local Woodcraft store. I hadn’t paid much attention to them until JayT posted that, but I gotta say, they are hefty and look like really superior blades. Like Jay said, not cheap, but they look like they’ll give superior performance and last long enough to be economical. Those cheap blades wear out pretty fast.

I’ll be trying some, especially with the Woodcraft 10% off going on now.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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AlaskaGuy

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#11 posted 07-01-2018 04:32 AM

Again thanks for all the replies. Do to my location I don’t have a HF or a Woodcraft. I’m pretty much stuck with the big box store or a place that sell the Fein blades. Shipping to Alaska can be steep too. I’ll check what available locally the then make my decision.

I’ll post what I finally end up buying.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Rich

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#12 posted 07-01-2018 04:37 AM

What’s your project, AG? Most of the blades they sell at places like Home Depot are good enough for everyday jobs.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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AlaskaGuy

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 04:49 AM


What s your project, AG? Most of the blades they sell at places like Home Depot are good enough for everyday jobs.

- Rich

Actually my project doesn’t require anything to high quality. (Don’t want junk either) . I have about 8 feet of 1/2 inch plywood with 3/8th cedar tongue and groove paneling on a wall. I want to make a straight cut and remove the bottom portion off the wall. This in my bathroom and I don”t want a saw that going the throw saw dust all over the place. I though I’d tack a straight guide board on the wall and move my blade across that as a guide.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#14 posted 07-01-2018 05:33 AM

What s your project, AG? Most of the blades they sell at places like Home Depot are good enough for everyday jobs.

- Rich
Actually my project doesn t require anything to high quality. (Don t want junk either) . I have about 8 feet of 1/2 inch plywood with 3/8th cedar tongue and groove paneling on a wall. I want to make a straight cut and remove the bottom portion off the wall. This in my bathroom and I don”t want a saw that going the throw saw dust all over the place. I though I d tack a straight guide board on the wall and move my blade across that as a guide.

- AlaskaGuy

Gotcha, AG. I’ve done something similar using guide boards to cut trim before tiling. I don’t think any of the suggestions so far are junk. My problems with the blades have come from cutting hard materials they probably weren’t suited for.

Get whatever they sell at your big box store and you should be all set.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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AlaskaGuy

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#15 posted 07-02-2018 05:04 AM

I ended up buying a Bosch blade @ Home Depot for 22 dollars an change.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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