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|05-20-2012 06:45 PM|
|05-08-2012 01:39 PM|
If a kit is a better value why not that kit then -- http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-GMT...853&sr=1-2 ?
$35 every day price, w/ attachments, great reviews.
Those HFT and others are loosing the battle to Amazon..
|05-04-2012 06:57 PM|
The accessories run anywhere from $5-$10 and they don't seem to be on sale every month anymore. We are constantly getting new versions of the accessories in with different packaging and SKUs - since this started last fall only 1-2 of the accessories are on sale each month, if at all. I think they added a 4" knife blade to the line as well. The accessories usually get tags that match whatever horrible neon HFT using for its sale tags that month, but if you look closely they almost all say "Everyday low price!" or something. I.E., it's not actually on sale. Personally, I wouldn't buy any of the accessories without a 20% off coupon.
IMO the variable speed model that comes with accessories is a better value; the individual accessories are getting pretty pricey. It's usually part of the Sidewalk sale, the next one is in June but you CANNOT use a 20% coupon on it during the SWS. There's also a 12v cordless model that comes with fewer accessories but is in the middle on price - no one ever buys it.
|05-04-2012 05:34 PM|
|05-04-2012 11:42 AM|
|doosty||so does the 17.99 one come with the sanding attachment?|
|05-04-2012 11:23 AM|
|05-04-2012 11:20 AM|
All I'm saying the better quality one is $10 more and has the attachments. I think this one only comes with the one cutting attachment. I went through all this a couple weeks ago looking at the different ones and it worked out that it'd cost me more to get the 2 attachments I'd need than the cost of the better one.
Just throwing out the option
|05-04-2012 08:43 AM|
|05-04-2012 08:39 AM|
This one's this price all the time (with coupon).
The better one goes on sale for $34.99 occasionally but never has a specific coupon for it. With a 20% coupon, it comes out to $27.99. It's multi-speed and comes with several attachments.
As for specific attachments for this one, you can get them at HF on sale for about $4/5 each. I believe they're on sale right now.
|05-04-2012 08:29 AM|
|Ryan_C||Can anyone comment on which tool attachments this comes with? I just purchased a new half moon for cutting wood/plastic/metal... cost me $8.99. I would say since I haven't used it, it would be worth my time to return it and pick this whole kit up for $9 more.|
|05-03-2012 10:15 AM|
Thanks OP! Just picked one up with the coupon. Was $24.99 as advertised and with the coupon, down to $17.99. First time in a HF, not the last!
Rep for u!
|05-03-2012 06:32 AM|
|lzboy||I have one too. It's great. I don't use it much but I am glad I have it when I need it. This is the lowest price I recall seeing it. It's worth buying just to have the spare blades it comes with. They should work with other brands too.|
|04-30-2012 06:38 PM|
|theOriginalGuru||this is an awesome tool, but i have the 1st model where as this is the 3rd generation right now. long term durability? how about me using it several times a month for the last 2 years? never once have I had a problem and I've pushed this thing hard, some times running 20-30 min at a time... from cutting, sanding, scraping, and digging out 3" nails with it, it has performed flawlessly. when I first bought it, it came with a spare set of motor brushes, and i figured i'd be using them really soon if they included them.... but no, i still have those spare motor brushes in the bag. at these prices, this thing will pay for itself several times over if you just get 2 or 3 good uses out of it. it's a great time saver and does certain jobs that no other tool will do better.|
|04-30-2012 03:16 PM|
Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool (Chicago Electric/ Harbor Freight Tools) $17.99 with coupon
$17.99 with coupon (See below)
Obviously this is no Fein or Dremel for that matter...Long term durability is always a question with Harbor Freight/Chicago branded tools, but the price is right. I have one as a back up to my Dremel multi-function tool and it has performed reliably for me for cutting and sanding.
Description (from the Harbor Freight website):
Why buy several power tools when this one can tackle many jobs all by itself? This easily affordable multi-function tool from Chicago Electric works at 21,000 oscillations per minute to put some real power into the tough jobs, and it's easy to switch the attachments depending on the task at hand. The multi-tool cuts through cable, air ducts, downspouts, plasterboard and pipes...sands down cement, concrete, stone, plaster, tile adhesive, paint and wood...even saws through wood up to 2" thick! A multi-use tool like this is perfect for remodeling and repair jobs, as well as hobbies, tile, car repairs, even scraping freshly painted windows or old floor coverings.
Single speed: runs at 21,000 oscillations per minute
Compare to MultiMaster that costs several times as much
Die cast aluminum gear housing
Sealed bearings for long life
Accessories sold separately online at www.harborfreig
Volts: 120V (60 Hz)
Speed: 21,000 oscillations per minute
Power cord: 6 ft.
Overall dimensions: 9" L x 3" W
Shipping Weight: 3.30 lb.