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    Bought one of these. It only comes with the plunge saw attachment.but self stick sanding sheets cut to fit work great as a detail sander.
    Big heavy, loud, cheap and works like a champ.



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  • #2
    good info oily, can't go wrong for $20.00

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    • #3
      Is that from Harbor Freight?
      Happy Scrolling
      Bill

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      • #4
        Not to be meant to be critical in any way or to toot my own horn. For $20, you can't beat that with a stick. But I'm a firm believer in getting what you pay for.

        I'm just not a scroller, but a woodworker, and I do mean a serious woodworker. Last year I was in the market for a really good quality "multi-tool" which is the woodworking term for the tool Oily is talking about. I considered many brands priced from $60 to $500 and decided on the expensive one. The Fein tool is a serious tool. The minute you pick it up, you notice the difference when comparing it to the Craftsman, Rockler, PC etc. etc. But dishing out $500 is for the serious wood worker, like replacing a section of a hardwood floor. With my Fein tool, I managed to cut out a 3.5 inch X 16 inch piece of oak floor located in the center of the floor, and after living with the defect for 26 years, my wife could not locate the patch work.

        The tool came with a wide assortment of blades for wood, metal and tile. It has profile sanders and much more. But the price was very high.

        So think about your needs in that tool, quality, price, and future. I still have doubts about the money I dished out for my tool, but then because of my needs, oily's purchase would have meant throwing out that $20. To conclude... from Oily's needs and future, he made a better purchase then myself. From my perspective, I made the deal. Good luck everyone!
        It's never hot or cold in NH, it's always seasonal!

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        • #5
          NHokpic,
          I have owned my Fein tool for 8 years and still works awesome. I do install hardwood flooring for a living, although the past few years have been much slower. I agree with you about buying tools. I use this on a daily basis and have had good luck with it. When new was over $350.00. I also have a Dremel Multi-tool. It was around $100.00. It has worked good but after using the Fein for many years, you can feel the difference. The Dremel has a few features that are nice. Holes in blade that keep it from rotating. Blades are cheaper. They are awesome tools.
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          • #6
            I figure tools from Harbor Freight are "demo units". Pick one up from HF, see if it's potentially useful--if so, buy a "real" version. Otherwise, I'm only out a few bucks . Sometimes the HF version works out well--got a lot of bar clamps from them that do the job.

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            • #7
              I'm so sick and tired of buying "made in China" stuff but shoot, you can hardly find anything made in the USA anymore. If there is a multi tool made in the USA I'd buy it for sure.

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              • #8
                Yea, it's hard to find things made in America. My wife and I were talking about it while she was looking at her clothes, checking out the tags. She started to laugh and told me she found 1 jacket with a "made in USA" tag on it. It was the jacket she bought while in Canada!
                It's never hot or cold in NH, it's always seasonal!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NHokpic View Post
                  She started to laugh and told me she found 1 jacket with a "made in USA" tag on it. It was the jacket she bought while in Canada!
                  I said to my wife the other week. You know whats happening here. Everything Made in America is being exported to other countries. And everything made in other countries is being exported to America.
                  Bill

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                  • #10
                    Oily keep us posted on how this tool holds up for you. I know there was a big discussion about Harbor Freight tools a while back whith lots of pro and con opinions. These day all I will buy from them are things like air hoses etc.

                    NHokpic
                    I also bought the Fein when it was the only game in town. It has and continues to serve me well. It has bailed me out on lots of household renovation projects.

                    I think the HF version is great for the occasional user and hobbyist I look at them as throw aways and they have there place especially for $19. I wonder about the availability of blades for it.
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                    • #11
                      Rolf - Core-eagle - and others: I agree 100% with you. I will not buy any tools with moving parts from Harbor Freight, Sears and others because I'm a serious woodworker. But for lots of folks like the weekend warrior (been there and done that) who occasionally use a specific tool to do touch up jobs etc. HF, Craftsman, Ryobi etc are the perfect tool for you as they were for me at a time in my life. And I'm not saying this with any disrespect to all who buy these tools. I just want to remind you, I was once in your shoes when I was busy raising our 4 sons and being a Scoutmaster (20 years +) for them and their friends.

                      But they grew up and I found myself with more time on my hands. I built myself my dream ultimate man cave (24 ft X 24 ft) wood working shop and learned wood working skills. Over those years, I saved my money (coffee break money and spending cash) and bought very nice tools. I didn't settle for any sharpening system, I bought a Tormek with most jigs. I bought a cabinet saw, not a contractor's saw. And you know I own a Fein multi tool etc.

                      Now I'm an early retired person and a very serious wood worker. If my Teamsters union pension fund ever folds, I know I can earn some cash with my tools and skills. That's where I'm at in my life.

                      For those of you buying the less quality tools, I mean no disrespect for your choices. I've been there, done that. When my wife and I give to charities, we are always thankful to be in the position of giving rather then receiving. I post my comments in the same spirit!
                      It's never hot or cold in NH, it's always seasonal!

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                      • #12
                        Bought one of these about 2 years ago. Was real cheap as I had other coupons.

                        I have used it for a few trim jobs and it did a great job.

                        It is cheap yes.

                        The blades will pop out easily if you don't lock it down real well. There are just little dimples and holes to fit in.

                        I buy "good" when I am going to use it all the time like my saw is a EX-21 and my lathe is a Nova, etc.

                        For a person who is only going to use this a few times this is a good deal. If I was going to use every day I would not buy.

                        Don
                        Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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                        • #13
                          All my life when it came to tools I've always had the best but when you lose 80K income you can't be so picky and my only interest was to use it as a detail sander.
                          I do have to admit for a china knock off the bar seems to have been raised.
                          May the wind at you back .....
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                          Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry to hear about your income loss - we all know there are worse things to loose. Congratulations on your wise and calculated purchase. My Fein multitool would definitely be an overkill for detail sanding.
                            It's never hot or cold in NH, it's always seasonal!

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