Larry, I seem to find a use for my Bosch multi-tool in just about every
project I tackle. Like many others, I wonder how I ever got along
That said, blades ARE expensive. My solution has been to bide my time
and buy whatever is out there on sale in quantity when they are available.
You're in my neck of the woods (more or less) so I'd recommend the
occasional trip to your local Menard's. I think the last three or four
purchases have been their sale items. Not unusual to pick up a rather
large assortment packed in a nice plastic container and pay less than.t $20.
No experience, that I recall, with Harbor Freight. Basic premise is
treat the blades as disposables and don't view the purchase as buying a
Forrest WW II. Buy quantity vs. quality
In my experience the HF blades aren't very good at all. I'll stop
short of saying "junk."
I used to buy the Dremel blades because of the lower cost but soon
realized they aren't much better than HF blades.
For my work, the cheap blades are a liability and I pretty much only buy
the OEM ones for my Fein. I notice a YUUUUUGE difference in cut quality
and speed with the Fein's.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
--Elvin Jones (1927-2004)
I think a high quality bimetal blade is not expensive, if you consider cost
over the lifetime of the blade. A fein bimetal blade will outlast 6 or 8
HF blades and you can keep working instead of having to stop and change bla
des. this principal applies to just about any tool that uses a blade. Che
ap is not cheap.
I use them often. I can't compare with other brands since the HF brand
is all I have ever used. I have used them for rough and fine cuts in
hardwood, softwood and drywall. Even used the metal cutters on nails
(16d) and they cut right through them. Though, they dull fast after
doing several nails. For me, they get the job done. Perhaps one day I'll
do a test comparing them to major brands. Then again, there may be
someone who has already done so with a You Tube video.
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