Oscillating/ "multi-tool" / "trimmer"/ "cutter" recommendations?

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by AlvyChippy, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Having managed to get my own self confused and appreciating the help received, I decided to "sleep on it"

    New day etc...
    and NOT a bit sure'er where am I making compromise or not... market seems to read my thoughts and is representative in its pricing

    Biggest "sticking point", as pointed out @KIAB is blade fitment type
    Then, I am confronted with value of productivity Vs price Vs quality

    So still undecided, as teenage girl would be, only managed to scrape together a list, in accordance to tool value

    BOSCH GOP 30-28 £83 for - absolutely best value, in a form of blade fitment, almost satisfactory wattage and TBH it will be as good, as my old £250 Ma***a was
    https://www.howetools.co.uk/bosch-gop-30-28-ctn-110v-multi-function-tool?
    =
    FEIN MultiTalent (250w) at £108, with few accessories (+ mental assurance of quality)
    http://www.uktoolcentre.co.uk/produ...yzFcu77Vo1_p28tEAEWJpe5T7Eju2L1AaAnuVEALw_wcB

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    BOSCH GOP 40-30 at £115.00 represents bit more power, bigger stroke (what I wanted initially)
    https://www.howetools.co.uk/bosch-gop-40-30-ctn-110v-multi-function-tool
    seems to "tick all the boxes"
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    and last group of what I want ("need") /will get is "powerhouses":
    Bosch GOP 55-36 550W at £145
    https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product...T1X_AaOaMGr1CvWiySSg-h-RTPQ0_nqIaAqnnEALw_wcB
    (Description seems to be misleading...Starlock system. Fast. Direct. Strong. Benefits of the system are the snap-in function allows accessory changes within seconds, there is a versatile range and a safety feature: no need to touch a hot blade. For quick keyless accessory changes there is a lever to release the blade and just connect the other one by click in. The 3D fixing makes the work progress faster and it is backwards compatible to OIS. The GOP 40-30 will fit all Starlock blades (Starlock, Starlock Plus and Starlock Max). as it is S.Max system

    or... (I expect same(equal) performance- value) Fein FMM350QS at £172
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263099897425
    or with accessories £199 (even better value, I believe)
    https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product...lock-Plus-Multimaster-Top-Kit-Multi-Tool-350W

    considering as how expensive blades are, considering "best one's" being more than double the price of what was almost satisfactory tool, considering me only using it as cutter for wood (mainly, as I don't use it for none tile grouting etc (use "persuader for such tasks) , but occasional nail or screw is mandatory to go through, hence very occasional use only, considering lack of "cut depth stop" (almost "must have feature" for me now) even for Fein is EXTRA and making it bulkier, leans me towards small Bosch ... although getting it would be like "going to the pub to get a half of a pint of Carling lager" :D

    NOT an "impulse buyer", am I not? :p

    have I missed anything? any additional pointers?

    Cheers gents!





     
  2. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    just bought BOSCH GOP 40-30
    will post back findings after Tue ;)
    Thanks everyone!
     
  3. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    will post tomorrow, as only has got it delivered...
    07:45 yesterday it was 6 miles away :confused:
     

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  4. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    OK'ish in one word
    Blade fitment "improvement" AKA StarLock- doubt it!- might be something-anything of significant improvement in even higher powered tools, but for what it is- works great, way, way better than old Muhkyyta, but the patent thingy- the cost of blades is questionable... indeed, it is quick to change, but...

    Would I recommend anyone to buy the same Bosch GOP 40-30?- yes, as the cost has gone down to acceptable levels; increased power and stroke reduced blade burning out factor (not eliminated) and at a half a speed- does cut well, but again when it comes to price of the cut (original - patented blade cost per amount of cut)- makes it lazy mans tool, as a chippy, I will use it ONLY in very rare unavoidable situations, due to blade costs induced.
     
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  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Having to use these patented blades, puts me off the tool, still prefer the cheaper blades from Saxton,as I can get a few blades for the cost of one the patented blades.
     
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  6. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Yes!
    Bosch shoot itself in a foot with this patent game, Fein (or any other maker), using normal blades will win at the end, as (ever so blindigly) quick change doesn't justify costs... my £0.02ct...
    "MiniDisk"!- remember?, I reckon that is ;)
     
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Yes.

    And Betamax.[​IMG]
     
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