I've got the HF multitool, and it's loud, noisy, and vibrates the whole
tool and not just the bit. I believe this is normal for a tool that cheap,
so I've been wondering if anyone's used the other copies that sell for
How well do some of the others work? I'm not inclined to buy a Fein
because of how little I need the HF version.
Have no fear. The Fein is noisy and vibrates too.
I have tested it.
The Rockwell is quite and smooth I tested that too. But I have the
Dremel I bought it before I tested the Rockwell. Had I known I might
have bought the Rock...
The Fein is just too pricey for my use. Although I have used it quite a
bit more than I thought.
On 5/28/2012 10:36 PM, Puckdropper wrote:
On May 28, 9:36 pm, Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
Which HF tool do you have? I have their top of line on that retails
for around $70 but is on sale often for $45 which as what I paid. I
know they have one or two below it in price.
I am pretty happy with mine. It makes a strong, audible buss but I
wouldn't call it noisy. It cuts wood better than I ever expected and
the metal blade will take a small screw or nail off quickly. When I
bought mine it was kind of a whim but I have used it quite a bit.
Just the basic one with the tail. It was one of the cheapest ones.
Every time I use it the noise and excessive vibration (I'm sensitive to
vibration) make me wonder about buying a better tool.
I have the Dremel, mainly because I have an extensive collection of
Dremel tools, all of which have performed well for me over the years in
my model railroad hobby. Haven't used it much, but some, and honestly
don't recall the noise level with it - probably wasn't paying all that
much attention. I do know that it worked well for what I needed done at
Just realized I didn't really address your core question regarding the
multitools. I think it's the nature of the beast, Puckdropper. It's
the vibration that makes the tool function so it's pretty hard to do
away with that. If they cushion the tool itself, then the tool, when
held, will be less rigid as it "attacks" the material it's cutting.
Both the tool and the material being cut have to be held somewhat
rigidly in place. If they aren't, you're not going to cut anything,
just mar it a bit.<g>
I think that is a good point. Frankly I was amazed at how well the
thing took on 2x4's. We built a garden shed a year or so ago and
when I got the roof on and sheeted I spied down the edge of the rafter-
ends and had a few ends protruding out of line just a bit. I was
thinking how fun it was going to be to trim them with a hand saw,
because that was the only tool that would would fit in the tight
quarters. Then I remembered the multitool and figured "what the heck
- worth a try." Approaching from the wide side, the tool buzzed its
way through those 2x's in seconds. I had the entire problem solved
in 10 minutes or so, after marking.
The multitool is one tool I bought with absolutely no apparent need.
I didn't really know what I needed it for but assumed something would
come up. Sure did. In addition to door frame trimming they
advertise, it is useful for all kinds of stuff once you realize its
capability. Quite often it just gets me out of a self imposed jam.
You can spend in the neighborhood of $100 for a Dremel model or similar.
Check your local Craigslist - I see them advertised there from time to time.
Or you can spend fifty cents for ear plugs
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