Another job for the HF multifunction tool

I had some wooden sash windows with the glazing falling out in spots. Some glazing came out easily but the rest was rock solid. Trying to chip out the solid stuff resulted in a couple of cracked panes. Got out the old multifunction tool with a hardwood blade and it cut through the hard glazing like a champ. Much faster, easier, & no more broken panes.
KC
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An absolutely wonderful tool!!! Had to widen a door opening to install a wider door (exterior). Found dry rot (sill plates, sitting on concrete footing, under the floor joists). These sills, along with the rotten 'tails' of the floor joists would have been difficult to cut out with any other tool. I guess I could have used a chisel if there was enough room to swing a hammer. Got out my HF wonder tool and sliced through 3 joists and 2 plates in less than a minute. A MUST HAVE TOOL!!! (whatever brand)
Ivan Vegvary
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2 recent uses:
1 - I used a metal cutting plunge cut blade to cut the nails holding in the blind stops around a picture window. Cutting the nails that held the blind stops to the frame and then cutting the nails that held the aluminum wrapped brick mold to the blind stops allowed me to remove the beat up blind stops and replace them with vinyl stops that will never need maintenance.
2 - I bought a HF air-powered brad nailer. It came in a box, no carrying case, but I had an old case from a DeWalt cordless drill. I used the multi-function tool to cut some of the dividers in the case flush with the bottom to make room for the nailer. I left some dividers in place to store the brads, oil, etc. A piece of foam on the bottom and the nailer stays right where I want it to.
I also recently repaired a friend's HF multi-function tool. He dropped it from about 3 feet and it stopped working. I opened it up and found that one of the clips that held a motor brush in place had cracked. A glob of JB Weld on the clip and his tool was as good as new.
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He could have just bought a new one. I think they're about 19.99 now, maybe 29.99
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3 screws and about 15 minutes worth of work, all done on site. It would have taken him that long just to drive to HF.
Why spend *anything* when it was such as easy fix?
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Heat gun is a better tool for removing glazing......
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