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Old 09 May 2011, 15:53   #1
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Multitool, Multimaster or whatever

I have one of those jobs that I have just got to tackle on the boat
One of the possible solutions involves cutting up a large piece of fibreglass clad marine ply, which has restricted access (in the bottom of my console )
Having had a look on t'internet it looks as if one of these multitools (Bosch) or Fein Multimaster might be the tool for the job. Anyone any experience of using one of these to cut into similar material? From what I can see on t'internet I wonder how I have managed all these years without one
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Have you got a link to it Ian?
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I've got a friend with a Fein multimaster, he swears by it. Mostly uses it for cutting off car body panels, apparently it flies through sheet metal.
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Can you not get a small router in there?
Or a cutting blade in an angle grinder?

I'm sort of assuming you already have both because of your dust creation activities.

Or, is it just another excuse with Mrs M to buy more tools that you just can't do without. I'd never get in the way of a man buying tools.

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One of the possible solutions involves cutting up a large piece of fibreglass clad marine ply, which has restricted access (in the bottom of my console )
Not removing something you glassed in afterwards, is it Ian?
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Come on Ian spill the beans, what have you done?
Is the hole size proportional to the hickup?
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Oh what have I done.............

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Come on Ian spill the beans, what have you done?
Is the hole size proportional to the hickup?
Not exactly an up-cock, I am re-positioning my batteries and have found the sikaflex bonded in battery holders that I made are not responding to some of the more gentler methods of persuasion that I have so far employed
When I originally fitted the battery holders I laid in several lengths of cheese wire to cut through the sikaflex should I need to remove them. This has only worked on two of the four cuts that I need to make, mainly because for the remaining cuts I cannot get a straight pull on the wire, making the force I need to employ more than the cheese wire will take .
Chopping the things out with one of these oscillating saws is probably a last resort, my next move is to try wire saws on the Sikaflex (when they arrive )
Access is limited, I have found my long lost Lotus Elan (the original rear drive beastie) flexible forearms to be quite useful
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Have you got a link to it Ian?
Andy, this is the lower powered Bosch version
Bosch PMF 180E All Rounder 3 In 1 Multi Tool Cuts - Saws - Sands 180w 240v : Tooled-Up.com
There is a 250w version that sells for 40-50 more.

Or the more expensive Fein version
Fein Fmm250 Multi Master
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Andy, this is the lower powered Bosch version
Bosch PMF 180E All Rounder 3 In 1 Multi Tool Cuts - Saws - Sands 180w 240v : Tooled-Up.com
There is a 250w version that sells for 40-50 more.

Or the more expensive Fein version
Fein Fmm250 Multi Master

you should have ask when you were here
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Thanks for your comments, and thanks to Biff I have now been introduced to the delights of the Fein Multimaster. I was so impressed that I have gone out and bought one. I may just have got in with a small router, but other than that I do not know of any other tool that could have done the job.
The job, ah yes, pics to follow when I have recovered I've got bruises on my bruises
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