Gonna break down and get the Fein Multimaster kit (the expensive one
w/lotsa accessories). You know, I'm saving soooo much doing the
But, what additional accessories (or more of) should I add, that you
folks might find yourselves wishing you'd bought the first go 'round?
I know it depends on what you're gonna do with it, so my plans are
mostly stuff like - cutting holes in drywall, undercutting trim,
flooring, woodworking,... OK, wait a minute. A shorter list would be
what I'm not gonna use it for - automotive and marine (from their
I'm ordering Tuesday (the Amazon rebate expires - unless y'all know a
better price somewhere else and would be willing to share), so time is
of the essence (my fault - shoulda posted this liast week, like I'd
> Gonna break down and get the Fein Multimaster kit (the expensive one
> w/lotsa accessories). You know, I'm saving soooo much doing the
> kitchen myself...
> But, what additional accessories (or more of) should I add, that you
> folks might find yourselves wishing you'd bought the first go 'round?
ALL, yes I said "ALL", the carbide blade accessory kits as well as
sandpaper packages of the desired grit(s).
You can buy paper from other sources, but it won't stay attached as
well as the Fein paper.
If it is carbide, buy it.
If it is HSS, who cares?
You will be amazed the uses you find for the Fein.
I bought ALL the blister packed carbide blades they offered at the
same time I bought the basic tool simply because $ volume discounts
offered by Amazon provided an economic incentive to do it that way.
The kits really confuse the issue.
If you are not going to work with tile,
don't get that kit which is quite expensive.
The saw blades and sanding pads are a better
deal for many people. Those blades are damn
expensive when bought individually.
It depends on your initial ideas of using the
It does many things well "with" the proper attachments.
Which "package" are you getting ???
GOOD GOD GURDY!!
Boy have they raised prices.
I bought a variable speed unit with several accessories in a plastic
case for less the $200 about 1-1/2 years ago.
Will check the model number tomorrow and see what the current price is.
Lew Hodgett wrote:
> Renata wrote:
>> VSXL for ~$320
> GOOD GOD GURDY!!
> Boy have they raised prices.
> I bought a variable speed unit with several accessories in a plastic
> case for less the $200 about 1-1/2 years ago.
> Will check the model number tomorrow and see what the current price is.
Forgot I have unit with me.
It is a MSxe 636 II purchased 3/1/05.
Added the carbide blade pack for tile, grout, etc.
Purchased from Amazon which was offering a significant discount if
purchase total exceeded $200-$250.
Looked briefly at Amazon site but can't readily find the difference
between mine and unit you are considering.
Maybe Feinus.com can help.
They have a variety of 636 kits, and apparently 2 models - variable
speed and not.
Looks like the main differences are what extra stuff comes in the kit,
and a plastic vs. metal case. Looks like mainly the addition of a
I figured the more stuff included the better, so I went for the works.
W/Amazon's 50 bucks off, it came to ~$270.
Gonna add the carbide Tile Kit (per recommendation here) for another
~$114, but waiting on another "sale". And, for the credit card to
roll over to next payment cycle.
Renata (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| Gonna break down and get the Fein Multimaster kit (the expensive one
| w/lotsa accessories). You know, I'm saving soooo much doing the
| kitchen myself...
| But, what additional accessories (or more of) should I add, that you
| folks might find yourselves wishing you'd bought the first go
MORE SANDPAPER! - up to the finest grit available. I can't imagine why
I wasn't smarter about this when I bought my machine... Unless it was
an effect of sticker shock.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Renata, I hummed and hawed for a long time as well. But at the end of
the day, when you add everything up, the best deal is the 'Top":
BUT.. when you buy sawblades, for instance, the way to buy those are in
a 3-pack. WAY cheaper.
The sanding attachment with dust collection works flawlessly. You'll
find more and more uses for it as time goes on. All you have to do is
price the HSS Segment Saw Blade - 6 35 02 106 01 5, which is included
in the TOP kit and you'll see that it is the only way to go. (There are
now aftermarket knock-off blades available, but I have NO idea if they
are any good.)
MSXE 636 II TOP SET
The full works:
The answer to everything, the Top Set contains the carbide rasp for
tile work and the MiniCut kit for fine detailing. It also includes all
accessories needed to attach a dust extractor for a clean, dust-free
Velcro backing pad
20 pieces assorted sandpaper
Rigid scraper blade
E-cut blade - 35mm single row
HSS segment saw blade
Carbide segment saw blade
Allen key & fastening screw set
Triangular carbide rasp-perforated
MiniCut & diamond sharpening kit
Perforated backing pad
20 pieces assorted perforated sandpaper
Dust extractor attachment
2 adaptors for domestic vacuums (27/32mm)
Customized metal carrying case
Yeah, I usually end up regretting not having gone for the upgrade for
what really isn't a whole lot more. Where I am waiting is on the
accessories for 2 reasons: wait and use it to see what stuff I really
need (though I can't disagree with the suggestions made here - carbide
stuff, et. al.); and 'cause I couldn't come up with another 30 bucks
to get to $150 and get the $25 rebate from Amazon. Gives my credit
card a tiny reprieve as well.
"Multimaster Top" here in the UK. It's a useful set of tools they
include and it's a very good saving over buying separate.
IMHO, don't buy any extra tools at the same time. Use the thing first,
see what it's all about. You can always buy more bits later and these
things are just too expensive to go chucking your money around with.
Besides, the really magic one is the segmented carbide sawblade (does
ceramic tiles on refurb work like nothing else) and that's in the Top
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