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  1. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Where you guys buying your multi tool blades from....??
     
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  2. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I usually get the Erbaur blades from Screwfix
     
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  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    There on special offer too.... 48% off..
     
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  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Saxon on eBay for me
     
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  6. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    saxton
    ;)
     
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  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Saxton
     
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  8. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    I have to use Fein blades as I've a new model :(
     
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  9. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    I usually get the erbaur from screwfix but they don’t last long
     
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  10. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Isn’t there an adaptor out yet Harry?
     
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  11. Cstiling

    Cstiling Professional Tiler

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    Saxton blades on eBay too
     
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  12. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    not that i'm aware of Lee
     
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  13. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Is this one or does it have a different pattern?

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  14. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Saxton claim to have on their web site but I haven't seen the newest Fein so I'm not sure.
     
  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    Has anybody got 18v Makita multisaw if so any good
     
  16. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Lancashire
    Yes, I have one.
    It's good but there is better out there.
    The grip is fatter than my grinder which is just odd, there is no light built in, and it's just a plain switch and rotary speed control.
    The quick change is very good but can break your finger tip as it snaps shut very hard - as I found out first day.
    Other than that, its very powerful and doesn't numb your hands with vibration.
    The DeWalt corded one with a variable speed paddle is excellent, and I only went Makita as I am batteried-up already.

    I use these blades Multi Tool Accessories - Readyfix - http://www.readyfixuk.co.uk/power-tool-accessories/cutting-accessories/multi-tool-accessories from Readyfix. They're the best I've found and they don't die the moment they hit a nail or screw.
     
  17. Tony_C

    Tony_C Active Member

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    Glasgow
    I'd be interested in knowing which multi tool most of you guys use?

    I'm looking at investing soon and had been looking at a cordless Erbauer one on screw fix but open to suggestions
     
  18. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Fein 350 for me. Good machine
     
  19. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    I have a fein but it's old and tired and I'm fed up using allen key to change blades . Reason for thinking about makita is as @impish@impish puts it i'm all batteried up .
     
  20. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    He may have invented a new word there..!! o_O
     
  21. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Star lock plus, no tools required to change the blade and any old blade fits on
     
  22. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

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    Afternoon, sorry to go off track a bit from the topic, but any suggestions as to which multi tool I should purchase based on quality but also ease to source and cost of replacement blades etc? I would love to spend a fortune on the best, but this isn't realistic at the moment so any suggestions appreciated. Thanks
     
  23. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    From what I can gather, the Fein has always been regarded as the flagship but I have only ever used "my first multi-tool" a cheap and cheerful 250w Worx from Argos. Its done everything I've needed it to from trimming skirtings, door frames, sanding, grout removal. I even took a 5mm strip off the bottom of a door with it when we had a carpet fitted but admit, it took a while. It was either that or a hand saw but decided you can't have a tool and not play with it....... (sounds wrong). I tested it when I first got it and was even able to put a bullnose on a piece of honed slate, using the standard sanding pads but I see now you can get the proper diamond pads for tile work.

    It has the quick release for easily changing the open backed blades, however a little more fiddling is needed to use the Fein/Bosch type with the closed back. But thats the only drawback I've found so far. Although would probably up to a 350w if its going to get full-on daily use.
     
  24. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

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    Thanks Paul and sorry to interrupt you playing with your tool!!

    Do the blades last and are they easy to get hold of?
     
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  25. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    There are different blades for cutting different material, so providing you are using the right blade, no reason why they shouldn't last a while (depending on the amount of use). I've only bought 1 pack of blades, again cheap and cheerful PTX set from B&poo but most sheds have similar versions. I'm sure there will be much better quality ones knocking about if you shop around but start off by looking at the ones the guys are advising above. They know their stuff and probably use their tools more than me............*oh behave* :)
     
  26. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Mines star lock plus and only takes fein blades.
     
  27. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Might might be star lock? It’s got a lever on the back and you slide a pin in the front when changing the blade
     
  28. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    yeah, that's starlock the plus ones don't have a pin
     
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  29. peteablard

    peteablard Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I've got a 110v Fein but going to sell it and get a cordless Makita. It only gets used for a few minutes at a time so 18v will be fine
     
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  30. charliesw4

    charliesw4 Active Member

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    East Sussex
    I've got a corded erbauer - it was cheap as chips but never misses a beat.
     
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  31. Skipp3r

    Skipp3r Active Member

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    West Berks
    Use a Mac Allister corded. Built in light, quick change for blades. Good little purchase a while back, but thinking of a Dewalt cordless for a bit more oomph.
     
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  32. martin1c

    martin1c Professional Tiler

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    Cheshire
    The new fein multimasters use starlock plus (without a pin but quick change blades). The problem with them is that they also own the patent for the blade starlock plus connector design which means that you can only get blades from them at fein prices. I think shark have made a version of the starlock plus with a section cut out which must get them past the patent infringement. Tried that blade but it wasn't as good as the fein in terms of rigidity.

    Thinking of buying a second hand fein multimaster (I already have one) as the blades from shark and Saxton are so much cheaper
     
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  33. Diggy

    Diggy Professional Tiler

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    Gloucestershire
    I got the 110v fein , had a few yrs now . However it doesnt work on my Genny ( dont ask , ive done loads of reading about it , summit to do with the sine wave of the EC 2000) . Sooo I bit the bullet on Sat and bought the Dewalt cordless version , very happy , oh and a set of those Erbuaer blades.

    Diggy
     
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  34. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    I've just bought the erbauer 18v one, and I have to say it's very good!, I've had the Makita corded one and then an erbauer corded one (still have it just got caught short working a long drive away from my lock up) and it knocks the pants off both by a long way. Slightly off topic but I've got the erbauer impact driver and radio as well and have got to say both are better than the Makita counterparts they have replaced
     
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  35. Skipp3r

    Skipp3r Active Member

    Location:
    West Berks
    Makita Dab rocks! Love mine.
     
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