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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by MisterG, 14 Apr 2012.

  1. MisterG

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    Hi

    My CEL Multi-tool has died (I thik the motor burnt out) after about 14 months.

    Should I get another one, or are there any better ones for moderate DIY?

    Looking at the reviews on amazon the Bosch equivalent doesn't seem that reliable, and some of the cheaper ones are no good.

    Cheers

    G
     
  2. big-all

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    argos do 2 or 3 lidl had one some weeks ago

    what is your budget ??
     
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    My Bosch GOP 10.8 is showing no sign of problems so far.
     
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    same here :D
    although i bought a second one for £68 just in case :LOL:
     
  5. MisterG

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    No specific budget, but not looking to pay more than £100. So probably won't stretch to a Fein;)

    I bought loads of blades for the CEL on special, but as there is now an adapter set, not really a limiting factor.

    I prefer corded, rather than cordless.

    Cheers

    G
     
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    Was that for a bare unit?

    Cheers

    G
     
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    I have the proper Fein and the cheaper green Bosch version. The difference between them is huge with the Fein winning hands down on cutting ability and build qaulity.

    The Bosch feels really light and cheap in comparison and really has to be forced down to cut where the Fein just gluides through.

    Green Bosch = Rubbish
     
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    That's a good price for the mains version if I had the money would be seriously buying that.
    I have the 10.8v cordless but find it eats the battery's very quick when cutting through the tongues on floorboards my main use for the tool.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the bosch geen or blue

    Makita are bringing their versions out soon corded and cordless

    [​IMG]
     
  11. big-all

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    gone off the ryobi then lol :D :D
     
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    i am afraid i only have experience with the bosch
    look up the ultimate handyman video as he has tried at least 3 off the devices including the lidle one
    try bosch 180e on u tube under ultimate handyman
     
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    Brilliant! Any idea what type of blades it uses?
     
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    It looks like it comes with several adapters for different makes of blade.

    No mention of a tool free blade change though
     

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