So, now that everyone has gone out and purchased their insanely inexpensive
HF multi-tool, how well do they work? C'mon, people. You bought 'em, you
must've gone out and used 'em. Notched and old 2x4, offered to cut out that
slightly off-color tile in your neigbor's bathroom, put a third unnecessary
hinge in a door, somewhere. What happened to braggin' on yer new tool?
Seriously, I'd be interested to know. Just realized the HF m/t osillates at
about half the speed of the insanely expensive Fein. Is that a drawback, or
just a bit slower in application. Does the tool feel like it will still be
functioning in, say, a year? Is JD Power likely to issue an award anytime
A new thread with a video was started on this tool.
Works well. Is surprisingly solid feeling so it will probably last.
Don't know if it is a joke or not but they expect it to last so long
they give you a set of motor brushes with it.
I've been thinking about the Bosch cordless version.
I'd like to (IOW it's on the honeydew list) put a hearth in front of
our (gas) fireplace but haven't figured out how to cut the bamboo
flooring so I can inlay tile, of some sort. It looks dumb without a
hearth and with one I could even burn wood. Why the builder didn't
put one in I'll never know. Would this sort of tool do the job? The
issue, of course, is cutting up to the wall, fireplace.
While cordless would be a nice feature, consider that this type tool sorta
falls into the specialty tool category. Unless you know that you would
actually use it as often as say a cordless drill you may want to get a
corded model. I have the Fein corded and have used it often and it is great
for handling those problem situations I run into but I probably only use it
10-12 times a year. It and the Bosch should last a life time, the batteries
will not. I suspect that the batteries will die of old age and have to be
replaced time and again rather than being worn out. Just something to think
Yes, certainly something to think about and I've replaced drills
because they were the same price as replacement batteries. That said,
I already a couple of the Bosch LithIon tools and would consider $80
of the purchase price to be additional batteries for the never-to-be-
without-again "Impactor". ;-)
Understood. If the builder wanted to cheap out he wouldn't have
bothered with a real chimney either. I'll probably stick with gas
(propane) but I have to buy the logs too (not cheap). It still looks
dumb without the hearth.
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