I don't know if I'd buy one for full freight....I got mine for free &
my neighbor bought his used for a lot less than $400.
full price is pretty spendy, as are the consumables........ but it
depends on the time saved, who benefits from it (or pays for it)
whether it's worth it.
In some situations a task that would take 1/2 of an hour or more can
be done easily in few minutes with the MM
depends on what is considered in the cost calc.
Try PriceGrabber for pricing, including shipping costs, from various
vendors. Best price for "Top" kit appears to $368 with free shipping.
I used to think the same thing. Then I got one - I now feel like I've
wasted a lot of hours dicking around with almost/sorta tools instead
of the right tool for the job.
If you're looking to bring the price down, look at the older MSX
series which is running in clearance and closeout sales. It doesn't
have some of the features, but it's a lot cheaper. Buy a kit with a
lot of accessories - it's the cheapest way to get them.
re: Buy a kit with a lot of accessories - it's the cheapest way to get
I sort of agree, but I'm also picturing the 55 piece Dremel kit I
bought last year.
It came with lots of accessories, but many of them I may never use.
I'm still buying the ones I use all the time, while the extras just
sit in the case. Under normal circumstances I'd wonder if it wouldn't
have been more cost effective to buy the base model and put the extra
money towards the accessories I use most often.
I should explain why I say "under normal circumstances".
55 piece Dremel kit, including the engraver tool
Regularly $90, on sale for $80
$50 Lowes Gift Card from my kids
$20 Lowes card from merchandise returned months before
$5 Off card that I got in the mail from Lowes
Out of pocket cost: $5
Well the Dremel kits are like the fastener assortments where they just
try to list the highest number. Over one THOUSAND fasteners for only
$19.95!!!! Unfortunately the Multimaster blades are a bit pricey -
they last, but it takes a bite. There's a guy on eBay who sells
aftermarket Multimaster blades that are satisfaction guaranteed and he
has good feedback. Next blades I buy I'll check them out.
T have some projects for which a MutiMaster
might be the right tool.
1. Refinishing cabinets,
2. Removing kinoleum and installing wood
flooring one room at a time.
3. Removing and replacing wall boards and
installing wall boards on conctete walls.
4. Knocking out a bathroom wall to extend it 18"
5. Building a new and larger stall in bathroom,
6. Tiling bathroom.
My question is which MultiMaster assessories
do it need and which do I not need?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dick Adams) wrote in
I used one that belonged to a client, and it really did a quick job in a
tough corner. It's basically a vibrator that takes different heads.
It works well, but I think it's wildly overpriced. I'd buy one if it was
I saw the last 10 minutes of the Infomercial and
said to myself "If it's less than a hundred and a
half, I'll buy one".
It looks like a jewel for taking up old linoleum,
laying down flooring, and refinishing cabinets.
But $400, give me a break.
On May 4, 7:36 pm, email@example.com (Dick Adams) wrote:
Your OP stated
(~$400). Has anyone used one? <<<<
you didn't ask for a cost / benefit comment
They work great, very useful in many unique situations, can make
amazingly accurate cuts (in practiced hands) Can cut plaster,
drywall, wood & metal.
Whether they're worth it or not depends on how often ( how many times
per year) you use it AND who gets the $'s associated with the time
On Mon, 5 May 2008 00:40:37 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org (Dick Adams) wrote:
If this is what you saw, they are very high quality, and useful, tools.
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