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MisterG

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:37 pm Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:26 pm Reply with quote

argos do 2 or 3 lidl had one some weeks ago

what is your budget ??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 am Reply with quote

My Bosch GOP 10.8 is showing no sign of problems so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:44 am Reply with quote

alumni wrote:
My Bosch GOP 10.8 is showing no sign of problems so far.


same here icon_biggrin.gif
although i bought a second one for 68 just in case icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 pm Reply with quote

big-all wrote:
argos do 2 or 3 lidl had one some weeks ago

what is your budget ??


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.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:40 pm Reply with quote

big-all wrote:
although i bought a second one for 68 just in case icon_lol.gif


Was that for a bare unit?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:29 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:29 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:36 pm Reply with quote

There is nothing wrong with the bosch geen or blue

Makita are bringing their versions out soon corded and cordless

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:55 pm Reply with quote

^woody^ wrote:
There is nothing wrong with the bosch geen or blue

Makita are bringing their versions out soon corded and cordless



gone off the ryobi then lol icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:09 pm Reply with quote

big-all wrote:

mains version from these people
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230711364182&_trksid=p2992.m753

they are really good


That is about double the CEL and Bosch PMF 180, is it really that much better?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:57 pm Reply with quote

MisterG wrote:
big-all wrote:

mains version from these people
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230711364182&_trksid=p2992.m753

they are really good


That is about double the CEL and Bosch PMF 180, is it really that much better?

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G


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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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:41 am Reply with quote

^woody^ wrote:
Makita are bringing their versions out soon corded and cordless


Brilliant! Any idea what type of blades it uses?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 am Reply with quote

JobAndKnock wrote:

Brilliant! Any idea what type of blades it uses?


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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