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Finishing Carpenter
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I was at our local wood show last weekend, and the Fein rep was there showing off the "new" fein blades. he had one that was a bi-metal ($17)

It looked interesting, he said it could cut through a dozen or more nails. The sample nails he had however were 18 gauge, all sticking up through a board.

I was going to try ONE but all the store had was packages of 10, and that's just way too much money. I could buy a whole new fein multimaster kit for less that that ($159 on sale)

Has anyone tried this new bi-metal blade? is it worth the extra bucks? Its a lot of money if it doesn't last more than a nail or two.
 

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I haven't tried that Fein blade yet, but Bosch came out with a very similar carbide toothed metal/wood cutting OSC blade a few months back. I bought a couple and have used them to cut through some nails while replacing a couple of rotted window sills. They seem to be holding up, but at $17.50+ per blade, I guess they probably should.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-OSC114C-4-Inch-Multi-Tool-Carbide/dp/B00ELC9R9S
 

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I use the Dremel multitool and their blades seem to do well. I'm up to at least a dozen 8d/10d nails on the blade I'm on right now. Blade still looks ok. Takes a while to cut the nail, you kinda have to baby the blade a little, but whatever. Better than really messing up the piece.
 

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I use bi-metal Kent blades, cost about $5 each. Just as good as the old Fein blades.
 

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Recently purchased the Rockwell set. Think it was six blades for about $30. Couple wood couple metal and couple bimetal. I'll have to look in my truck.

It seems that you get a better deal when you buy in bulk. Those blades are too damn expensive.
 

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Ive been happy with Bosch, but then found imperial blades, just as good bit less expensive. Here above the 42nd parallel Rona has their own eco brand, buy a large (2" wide) course blade for 16 bucks, kill it trade the burnt remains in and its 5 off from there on out. Just got a couple, seem good thus far
 
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