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This is not a production tool but rather a weekend homeowner model. To Dremels credit though, when we burned out the motor after just 6 months, they replaced it faster (3-4 days) than I could enter the shipping expense into QuickBooks.
I owned one for about a year or so now and it has burned out.
It is loud, vibrates ALOT, gets really really hot and doesn't have enough power. It will work for a homeowner who uses it once every so often, but with the price of other units out there I wouldn't bother.
For $159 you can get the Bosch corded oscillating tool with a bunch of accesories. The difference is night and day.
Don't get this tool, if your not going to use it much and don't want to spend a bunch, just get the cordless Bosch or Ridgid for $100.
It was good when there really weren't other options out there besides the over priced Multi-Master.
Ive had good luck with mine,But I dont use it every day.
I looked at the multimaster but for what I used it for it is alright,kinda loud and lots of vibration.
Purchased mine on ebay for $65.00.
These are fabulous tools and when it works they are real time savers. They are exceptionally useful for trimming door jambs when doing flooring and cutting out wood rot. As a sander, they're alright, however the paper is a ripoff. It's much less expensive to buy 8" velcro backed sanding discs, stick them on and cut away with a razor knife. Doing this, you can get about 4 sheets out of one disc for a tenth the cost of the premade sheets. Also you can get less expensive and better blades online, just look for the Oshlun Brand.
I've owned 2 of these because the first one burned up after about 10 hours of the motor running. I also used another fairly new-looking one that belonged to another contractor and it started belching smoke. If you are intending using this tool in the long-term, definitely put the extra money into a Fein tool. By all accounts they last much longer.
i bought this when it first came out years ago. I immediately returned it because it got too hot.
About 1.5 years ago i decided to buy it again. To my surprise it worked fine. Doesn't get hot at all. I think there were bad batches or dremel corrected some initial problems.
I use this tool alot. Mainly to trim jams and trim for tile but i use it for many other things.
I have tried the fein at a customers house and that was definately nicer but i never wanted to spend all that money.
Surprisingly i've had good luck with this dremel (fingers crossed)
I've used the Dremel but own the Fein Tool. I think we all know the Dremel is a homeowners tool, the Fein is for professionals. The Dremel actually works o.k, but I can tell you the downsides when compared to Fein:
Very useful tool as far as type of tool. Went from hero to zero less then a year after owning it. Comes with a 2 year warranty in which Dremel replaced for free with a week and a half turn around.They were able to look up the model # so I did not have to find receipt. Gets extremely hot after moderate use. Attachments are expensive to and don't last. I will try another brand next time this one breaks.
This type of tool is indispensable for plunge cutting into finished product. If I could do it again I would pay triple the price for the Fein brand as it has a lot more power, wider cutting blades and more selection of attachments. Also you can't beat European woodworking tools. But for 120 bucks this thing is great.