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Old 02-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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I bought one of these handy dandys awhile back and love it for certain things. However the blades and attachments are putting me in the poor house. Anybody know of a good place to get after markets, or even Fein blades halfway reasonable?
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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if you use the search feature of the forums I am sure you will come up with something...this has been asked alot.

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I use the fein brand only because they seam to last the longest, but you have to use the right blade for the right task!!

Also another tip to keep you out of the poor house, if you know you need the fein for a job your bidding include a pack of 2 into the quote as materials expense, this way after a few jobs you will be + on a few extra blades and the one small job that comes up you will not need a new blade!!
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I use the fein brand only because they seam to last the longest, but you have to use the right blade for the right task!!

Also another tip to keep you out of the poor house, if you know you need the fein for a job your bidding include a pack of 2 into the quote as materials expense, this way after a few jobs you will be + on a few extra blades and the one small job that comes up you will not need a new blade!!

that should be considered a consumable like nails IMO.

have you looked at ebay for something like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT they're about $10/each and are doublesided. sounds a bit expensive to me...what do the Fein's run?
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Feins are starting at $25 each!! but if you use the right ones they last long time, i used some other knock offs at 3 for $20 but after 3 notches the blades were spent use the right blade, let the price come out of the job, and its happy notchy notchy
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Thanks all. I try to remember to add one or two into a bid but dont always get it done.
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I use the fein brand only because they seam to last the longest, but you have to use the right blade for the right task!!

Also another tip to keep you out of the poor house, if you know you need the fein for a job your bidding include a pack of 2 into the quote as materials expense, this way after a few jobs you will be + on a few extra blades and the one small job that comes up you will not need a new blade!!
This is how I do it...sorta. I buy a blade per job if I know I am gonna need to use the saw. Even if I am just cutting one small molding, you never know if you will hit a nail or something and that really kills blades fast so I just assume I will hit one and if I don't then great. Now I have spares...
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I've got a Fein Supercut. The blades are about $30 each. I consider them consumables. Any blades damaged or well used on a job get billed to the job. Same as sawzall blades.
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I buy all my blades from here:

http://www.multiblades.com/multimasterblades.html

Very good blades IMHO. They don't have a metal blade, so I have to buy a fein, but he sells some of them too.
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Walter tool has the best prices I've seen. 5-packs save money.
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I bought some 3-paks from imperialblades

so far they have been worth the price.

When I ordered I added a comment about Bi-metal blades not being available.

and their sales rep called me (twice) to let me know they were coming out with some.

great price and good blades and service.

My next order will be some 10 or 25 paks to split with a buddy I converted to the MM.
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Hope some of you can help an old dog out here.

At a yard sale today and bought a Fein Supercut FNC-400E tool.
Tool is in good shape and came with a metal case, the blade change tool and a bunch of new GA 116 blades and 2 #128 mushroom type blades.

I did not get the instruction book and I don't know much about this tool or what blades I will want to have on hand for it.

I do renovation work and finish carpentry with some tile work thrown in. I know I will find plenty of uses for the tool but I do need some help with blades and what ones I should always have handy in the kit.

I will be under cutting door jambs, removing grout and caulk and probably use it for peeling up vinyl tiles and linoleum.

Is the super cut model as good as the multimaster?

Any help and guidance with this will be appreciated. I do need to locate an instruction booklet if any one knows where I might find that or could run off a photo copy of their own.

The GA 116 blades I have look as though they might be good for filleting fish but I don't yet know their exact application.

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The supercut sucks, I'll take it off your hands.

It's actually a great tool, I've got one. It's about twice the cost and power of the multimaster.

I remodel and so I run I into nails, so I use the bimetal blades mostly. Scraper blades are also handy.
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I bought some 3-paks from imperialblades

so far they have been worth the price.

When I ordered I added a comment about Bi-metal blades not being available.

and their sales rep called me (twice) to let me know they were coming out with some.

great price and good blades and service.

My next order will be some 10 or 25 paks to split with a buddy I converted to the MM.

I will be doing 25pk splits with friends from them as well. Use them blades way to much to keep buying the Fein blades. I do however include them in my bid costs along with saw blades, nails, sawzall blades, etc...
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Another vote for multiblades.com

Al, the owner, is one of "us."

Great product. Great service. Great price.
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Thanks for the info but I still have some questions.

I guess the super cut model is different than the Multimaster so are the blades interchangeable?

Do any of these after market blade makers sell a Carpenters kit with a few various types of blades so I can try them out?

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You can use multimaster blades with the supercut using an attachment (the sanding attachment). The multimaster cannot , to my knowledge use supercut blades. I would not use the attachment to run multimaster blades on the supercut because the blade attachment design of the supercut is more robust.
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Thanks Eric. I think what you are telling me is to buy the blades specifically made for the supercut model.

Do you have favorite blades that you keep in your box and if so what are the numbers on them.

I expect to need blades to cut jambs, remove grout and various other things I might run into on renovation jobs. Knowing the name or number of necessary blades to purchase will sure help me a lot right now.

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