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Metal blades for Multimaster

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Does anyone make a decent metal blade for Multimaster, et al?  Fein and the look-alikes sell a "wood/metal" blade that will cut nails sort of OK, but which dulls very rapidly when faced with something like a deck screw.  Is there anything better?


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I haven't found any yet. (post #214399, reply #1 of 10)

I haven't found any yet. Instead I reach for a dremel with a carbide cutting disc. 

 

Good luck. 

That probably works fine in (post #214399, reply #2 of 10)

That probably works fine in some cases, but when you need to reach an inch under a board to cut the screw then the tiny Dremel blade won't hack it.


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Does anyone make decent (post #214399, reply #3 of 10)

Does anyone make decent blandes that aren't a fortune to buy regardless of what they cut?

good question.. (post #214399, reply #4 of 10)

Sure does seem like these little blades are about the biggest tooling rip off I'm subjected to. 

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Although not quite as bad as (post #214399, reply #5 of 10)

Although not quite as bad as when Fein was the only game in town?

I've not found the prices to (post #214399, reply #6 of 10)

I've not found the prices to be outrageous, considering the way the unit is typically used.  (Though I will admith they ain't cheap, as a rule.)  If you were cutting lumber with it it would be a different matter, but the MM is typically used in situations where you spend far more time figuring out what to do than cutting.


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Yes, and often it is the only (post #214399, reply #7 of 10)

Yes, and often it is the only tool that will get the job done....when this is the case blade cost is not a concern.

Sphere (post #214399, reply #8 of 10)

a former member here would cut a pc of hacksaw blade and braze it to the cut off end of a multimaster blade.

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Pop rivets would work. (post #214399, reply #9 of 10)

Pop rivets would work if you can't braze it. You could drill them out and replace the hacksaw blade without having to rebuild the whole thing.

I don't see how you could cut (post #214399, reply #10 of 10)

I don't see how you could cut a slot with a pop-riveted blade.


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