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Old 03-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #41
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And I was all set to go buy the fein tomorrow, now I'm reconsidering the bosh corded. Anyone know if they're available yet? I know I can order one online, but in impatient and like to just buy from the store and take it home and try it out hah
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That corded Bosch with its 2.5 Amp rating doesn’t sound like much, but my Rockwell only has a 2.3 Amp motor and it has a surprising amount of power, so I’d be willing to bet the corded Bosch will have a decent amount of cutting ability.
It looks like they only thing they don’t offer that Rockwell has is a small triangular sanding pad attachment. That is one thing I use quite often with my Sonicrafter.
Bosch @ 2.5 Amps x 110 Volts = 275 Watts. The Fein MM is 250 Watts. The major advantage of the Bosch is the readily available accessories. It uses the Bosch OIS standard that Milwaukee and other brands are also using, and these can be found in hardware stores. I don't know how the blade quality compares to Fein, but they kick butt compared to Rockwell. The disadvantage of the Bosch is a smaller degree of oscillation. 2.8 vs 3.2

Both Bosch kits are available now. Do a search for MX25EC-21 or MX25EK-33

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Bosch @ 2.5 Amps x 110 Volts = 275 Watts. The Fein MM is 250 Watts. The major advantage of the Bosch is the readily available accessories. It uses the Bosch OIS standard that Milwaukee and other brands are also using, and these can be found in hardware stores. I don't know how the blade quality compares to Fein, but they kick butt compared to Rockwell. The disadvantage of the Bosch is a smaller degree of oscillation. 2.8 vs 3.2

Both Bosch kits are available now. Do a search for MX25EC-21 or MX25EK-33
Actually I think the Bosch is rated at 120V like my Rockwell is, so even better at 300W.
Based on wattage only, this would be the lineup.

Fein SuperCut: 3.3A X 120V = 400W
Bosch Multi-X: 2.5A X 120V = 300W
Rockwell SoniCrafter: 2.3A X 120V = 276W
Fein MultiMaster: 2.08A X 120V = 250W

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I find the Bosch swiss made blades are excellent. Waiting to see what amazon will have this for. Now glad that my Fein stopped working soon after I bought it, and returned it . Not impressed over my PS50 actually. The QD is the only thing that was an advantage.
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Girlfriend got me the fein as an early bday present, no more decision for me ha. Gonna try it out tmrw
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I find the Bosch swiss made blades are excellent. Waiting to see what amazon will have this for. Now glad that my Fein stopped working soon after I bought it, and returned it . Not impressed over my PS50 actually. The QD is the only thing that was an advantage.
I owned both the Bosch PS50 and the fein and their is zero comparison. The Bosch has no where near the amount of power as the fein and its no where near as smooth. Its like comparing a 12v drill against a 120v drill. I returned my Bosch after burning the thing out after just 6 months use.


Also people remember that more wattage does not mean a better tool. Go test the sonicrafter against the fein and you will understand what I mean. The sonicrafter will make your hand numb after a little use.
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Having owned both a Fein MM and now the new Bosch corded model, I'd say Bosch took the concept and refined it.

The Bosch definitely has more power from what I can tell. I had one of the older Fein MMs without the QR, so not having it is not something I miss.

I will also say the Bosch blades are nicer than equivalent Fein offerings. They have a great selection and the blades seem to last longer and have better quality teeth and/or grit.

Bosch makes all these blades in Switzerland. These are not Chicom blades.
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i cant say i have really seen any difference between the blades. but i do know they are both over priced.

COPTool done a review a while back of both models.

http://www.coptool.com/blog/2011/01/...aste.html#more
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The Bosch cut faster than the Fein hands down. The Fein sounds better but, BC, no way does your comparison work on the cordless drill example from what I experienced. The run time is the issue w. the PS50. The MM is a way over hyped, overpriced tool.
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Ordered the Bosch MX25EK-33 from Savannah Toolhouse with free shipping (have not used them before but Bosch CS recommended them). Shipped out the same day and should be here tomorrow. CS said they would not be in until April but I guess they got a little ahead. I'll try and post some pics when it arrives.
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The Bosch cut faster than the Fein hands down. The Fein sounds better but, BC, no way does your comparison work on the cordless drill example from what I experienced. The run time is the issue w. the PS50. The MM is a way over hyped, overpriced tool.
Clearly you have not used both as you wouldn't even say that if you had. You are comparing a cordless 12v tool to a line voltage tool the PS50 does not cut anything like the fein does. Also how is it over priced. That's like saying a festool drill is over priced compared to a Bosch drill! What your saying makes no sense.
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Clearly you have not used both as you wouldn't even say that if you had. You are comparing a cordless 12v tool to a line voltage tool the PS50 does not cut anything like the fein does. Also how is it over priced. That's like saying a festool drill is over priced compared to a Bosch drill! What your saying makes no sense.

Maybe not, Greg got the corded Bosch well ahead of the rest of us...maybe this guy did too
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Maybe not, Greg got the corded Bosch well ahead of the rest of us...maybe this guy did too
I'm sure the new corded model is almost the same as the fein corded model as specs are pretty much the same from what I have read and price aint to much different depending on what model you gor for. But this guy is comparing the PS50 which is part of the 12v Max range of tools to the fein corded version. Yeah the Bosch ain't bad for a 12v tool but it ain't anywhere near in the same league as the corded fein by any stretch. Takes me about 30 seconds to cut though advantech board for receptical with the fein and about 3 mins with the Bosch.


Also people remember to check fein for rebates. Not so long ago you were able to get the starter kit for around $140 with the rebate. The Bosch sells for around $180 here for the basic kit so the fein is cheaper at times.

Here was the last one they did just in case any of you guys bought one when they had that offer.

http://www.burnstools.com/cart/file/...ebate-Form.pdf
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I'm sure the new corded model is almost the same as the fein corded model as specs are pretty much the same from what I have read and price aint to much different depending on what model you gor for. But this guy is comparing the PS50 which is part of the 12v Max range of tools to the fein corded version. Yeah the Bosch ain't bad for a 12v tool but it ain't anywhere near in the same league as the corded fein by any stretch. Takes me about 30 seconds to cut though advantech board for receptical with the fein and about 3 mins with the Bosch.



Also people remember to check fein for rebates. Not so long ago you were able to get the starter kit for around $140 with the rebate. The Bosch sells for around $180 here for the basic kit so the fein is cheaper at times.

Here was the last one they did just in case any of you guys bought one when they had that offer.

http://www.burnstools.com/cart/file/...ebate-Form.pdf
The price is $150 for just the tool and $183 for the whole kit.

http://www.sunrisetool.com/proddetail.php?prod=Bosch-MX25EK-33

Fein is $270 for just the tool, and $400 for the kit, but I will say the kit includes alot more...
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Ordered the Bosch MX25EK-33 from Savannah Toolhouse with free shipping (have not used them before but Bosch CS recommended them). Shipped out the same day and should be here tomorrow. CS said they would not be in until April but I guess they got a little ahead. I'll try and post some pics when it arrives.
Received the Bosch today from Savannah Toolhouse. Received in good shape from FEDEX despite being only packaged in a retail overwrap on the case, no protective box. Seems to be a nice kit. Didn't really have time but I attached one of the blades and plunged a scrap deck board. Cut through very easily and fast. A little noisy but not anymore than some of my other tools. Have a job in a few weeks that will test it a little more. Overall well pleased and especially the savings over the Fein.

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I have one on my list to replace the dremel....I bought that and figured I won't use it much...WRONG! Two years later its starting to act up.
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The price is $150 for just the tool and $183 for the whole kit.

http://www.sunrisetool.com/proddetail.php?prod=Bosch-MX25EK-33

Fein is $270 for just the tool, and $400 for the kit, but I will say the kit includes alot more...
Your pricing seems way off. I can get the fein local to me for around $200 let alone online. Not sure where you price the fein at but that's not the norm for pricing. Do a google search and you will see. The Bosch was in my local HD a few weeks back for $180 but is now $160 from HD online so might have dropped $20 in the last few weeks.
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Your pricing seems way off. I can get the fein local to me for around $200 let alone online. Not sure where you price the fein at but that's not the norm for pricing. Do a google search and you will see. The Bosch was in my local HD a few weeks back for $180 but is now $160 from HD online so might have dropped $20 in the last few weeks.
It took me less than 30 seconds to pull up a price of $185 for the tool only on Amazon. Come on how hard is this.

I have plenty of Bosch tools, theyre great. But the Fein wins here. It's oscillating degree range is a little higher which makes a big difference in cutting. Whether it has 20 or 30 watts less power is meaningless here.

Keep on doing your homework. You'll figure this out.

We're not talking about Festool money here.

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