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What's your favourite tool?

TedBear
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Re: What's your favourite tool?

@Walter , I bought a cheap multitool a few years ago because I wasn't sure I'd have much use for it. Wore it out in a year and bought a better one, which has solved many problems. Especially cutting right against an edge where other saws won't go, or for doing the bulk of the work when chiselling grooves

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Noyade
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Re: What's your favourite tool?

"I can't do detail sanding with my current sanders, and the Multi-tool would be perfect for that."

 

Just my experience - but I found sanding with the multi-tool hopeless - compared to a dedicated detail sander.

Possibly related to the fact the sanding pad oscillates only on the outer edges - the middle area does next to nothing, sanding wise.

There is a tendency to push harder on the front corner - with no positive result. Push hard enough and you can melt the velcro.

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Brad
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Re: What's your favourite tool?

Multi-tool  does so many things well, some it does okay and some fall into this is what I have got so it will have to do. Detail sanding is something that falls mostly into not the best option, I have found on mine turning it up more helps the middle area but if your trying for a corner sand the outer edges make it hard to control. I imported an attachment for mine that will allow me to sand curves, it did a brilliant job on sanding 1/4 round that I clear coated afterwards.

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TedBear
Valued Contributor

Re: What's your favourite tool?

@Brad that sounds like a fascinating attachment. Any chance you could post a photo of it. I think that the limited types of attachments that are available limit the tools possibilities. I hadn't thought of looking for more imaginative attachments from overseas sources. Thanks for prompting that idea.

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Brad
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Re: What's your favourite tool?

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-OSL234SPCK-Oscillating-Multi-Tool-Contoured/dp/B074ZPLR27/ref=sr_1_6?dc... 

Fairly simple idea on how it works, you just need a supply of Velcro sandpaper for replacements.

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TedBear
Valued Contributor

Re: What's your favourite tool?

Thanks. Pretty clever idea! 

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Ari
Established Contributor

Re: What's your favourite tool?

I love this thread.

 

My favourites are:

 

- my Ozito PXC 18V Detail Sander (so nice and light - used recently to sand down an outdoor setting, and sand some tile prior to painting)

- my Ozito PXC 18V Drill use it all the time, everything from flat packs to lifting a toilet bowl recently to tile under it

- my tile nippers.  No idea how anyone tiles around a toilet without them!

   

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RodN
Newbie

Re: What's your favourite tool?

Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Impact Driver.....This tool punches well above it's weight against all the expensive brands. Ryobi in general provide good quality and an impressive range of tools at a reasonable price. I use them in a medium trade mechanical business and have had no problems.

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: What's your favourite tool?

Many thanks for joining in the discussion and sharing your favourite tool @RodN. Looking forward to reading all about your projects and plans. Please don't hesitate to post anytime you have something to share with the Bunnings Workshop community and need assistance with a project. We're here to help.

 

Welcome aboard,

 

Jason

 

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