Discussion in 'Tiling Forum' started by Andy Allen, Nov 6, 2017.
Discuss Multi tool blades......... in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.
Where you guys buying your multi tool blades from....??
I get mine from Shark Blades - http://www.sharkblades.co.uk/
I usually get the Erbaur blades from Screwfix
There on special offer too.... 48% off..
Saxon on eBay for me
I have to use Fein blades as I've a new model
I usually get the erbaur from screwfix but they don’t last long
Isn’t there an adaptor out yet Harry?
Saxton blades on eBay too
not that i'm aware of Lee
Is this one or does it have a different pattern?
Saxton claim to have on their web site but I haven't seen the newest Fein so I'm not sure.
Has anybody got 18v Makita multisaw if so any good
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.
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
Fein 350 for me. Good machine
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 puts it i'm all batteried up .
He may have invented a new word there..!!
Star lock plus, no tools required to change the blade and any old blade fits on
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
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.
Thanks Paul and sorry to interrupt you playing with your tool!!
Do the blades last and are they easy to get hold of?
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*
Mines star lock plus and only takes fein blades.
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
yeah, that's starlock the plus ones don't have a pin
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
I've got a corded erbauer - it was cheap as chips but never misses a beat.
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.
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
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.
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
Makita Dab rocks! Love mine.
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