Which would you purchase? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2007, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3
View shotdown's Photo Album My Photos
Which would you purchase?

So yesterday my installer says he needs a fine saw for cutting some baseboard moulding. I discover he's talking about a Fein MultiMaster. I call a local Tool store and they tell me about the Fein MultiMaster XL and RS models. I send my wife down to pick one up for about $350. That evening and BEFORE opening the box I do a quick internet search and discover that the model they sold me, the MS XE 636-2 is not Feins latest model. Feins new model is the FMM 250 which offers 250 Watts instead of 180 Watts. The new model is variable speed from 11K-21K oscillations instead of only 2 fixed speed options of 12k-21k. New model is more Ergonomic too. So, what would you do?. I'm thinking of taking this back unopened and getting the new 250 model.
shotdown is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2007, 08:40 AM
Senior Member
Big Dave's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southwest Mo.
Posts: 1,544
View Big Dave's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Big Dave
From personal experience I always buy the bigger better one, whatever it is.

Never had any experience with the tool your talking about though.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
Big Dave is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-12-2007, 11:19 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 14
View dewalt guy's Photo Album My Photos
i just buy the CMT blades there reasonable in price and they last long.
dewalt guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 Old 08-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 55
View jacksimpk's Photo Album My Photos
Assuming that the new one will cost the same. Take it back absolutely. Might as well maiximize your dollar your spending enough of them. Personally I'd be looking at tools that are good and not quite so pricy.
jacksimpk is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-16-2007, 04:12 PM
skymaster's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Zebulon, N.C.
Posts: 646
View skymaster's Photo Album My Photos
Shot: IMHO I return it and get newest model. Less hassle if you ever need parts etc.
skymaster is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-17-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3
View shotdown's Photo Album My Photos
You bet I returned that baby. He did'nt look to happy. Probably because he saw his easy $70 markup fly out the window. The $349.99 price tag? Online the same item was about $279. with free shipping! They want to move old stock out when new IMPROVED stuff is coming in, then the consumer is left asking himself why he did'nt research abit more and not know their was a brand new model hitting the market. It wouldn't bother me so much except you can count on a retailer typically NOT to tell you a new improved multimaster IS available online for $20 bucks more than this going out model. BUYER BEWARE is oh so true!
shotdown is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-24-2007, 08:54 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 18
View oniram's Photo Album My Photos
Smart move! I would reture it too.

In between woodworking projects I some times grab my box of woodworking catalogs for power tools that I just gutta have.
But before I buy I hit the internet to locate the manufacture
and if the price is right I locate their dealer.
oniram is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Table Saw Purchase Advice rob.hough Power Tools & Machinery 39 01-01-2014 08:01 AM
Purchase help for first TS bemgolf Tool Reviews 22 01-22-2009 06:56 PM
TS first purchase help bemgolf Power Tools & Machinery 5 09-25-2008 03:02 PM
Need Help on Purchase of a 10" sliding Compound Miter Saw mississippidavid Power Tools & Machinery 16 03-09-2008 10:38 AM
best purchase to date billybokay Power Tools & Machinery 2 12-31-2006 08:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome