i have had one for about two years, it only gets used when i'm in a hole but then i am always amazed by what it can do. the only problem with the older one was the way some of the blades moved. that has now been addressed with the star washer attachment and the new blades.
for me though the real thing is the way it sands in the smallest spaces.
who'd have thought such a small motion could deliver such good results?
(did i really say that sounds very sexist!! :lol: :lol: )
also apparently the new bi metal blade also works well on metals so should be good for older floor boards. the only problem with all these tools is getting into the very tight corners. you have to keep moving the blade around the spindle to get to the edges.
it will get warm, but seems to go on for ever. german engineering again????? :lol:
ages ago i bought one of those mini trim saws that was supposed to cut tight to the wall for laminate etc,
but, because of its design, you lose about 12 inches on the right hand side.
its that mauve machine you see on QVC. sometimes you wonder whether designers ever use their brains???
whilst i have not yet tried all the tricks in the fein brochure, it so far has done everything i have asked it to do.
It is an incredibly useful bit of kit but the price of new blades is a real drawback. One job it is really good at is cutting out rececesses for electrical boxes in lathe & plaster or plasterboard walls. Trouble is this tends to knacker the blades. The solution for cheap blades for rough work is to find an old hardpoint saw with a hanging hole at the tip, then to cut the last two inches off the tip. This provides a very rough and ready cheap blade that is perfect for those jobs that would knacker a decent Fein blade.
does it do that job better than the rotozip,or other spiral saw machines??
the other machine was an xact saw, great idea, but restricted in ability.
although i agree the fein blades are expensive, i found them long lasting on skirting, even when i had knackered the first teeth, it still worked on the rest.
different strokes i guess :lol: