German manufacturer Fein - inventor of the oscillating multi-tool and co-developer of the new Starlock accessory mounting system - has released three new universally fitting accessories that boast "excellent blade life and cutting performance".
The three new bi-metal blades will fit any oscillating multi tool (OMT) with the 12-point mounting system, as well as fitting new machines accepting the Starlock system. The new E-Cut Universal long-life saw blades are available in: 50mm x 50mm bi-metal wood blade (wood and nail tolerant), 55mm x 28mm (metal / wood – hacksaw pattern) and 55mm x 44mm (metal / wood – hacksaw pattern).
Fein developed the Starlock accessory mounting system alongside Bosch. The system was developed as an industry standard to allow users to easily snap mounting accessories onto oscillating multi-tools.
Made with a stainless steel holder for even greater precision, durability, reduced noise levels and vibration, the wood and nails blade is pitched as perfect for cutting all wood, plasterboard, plastic materials and is not affected by mild steel nails up to 4mm in diameter. Equally, the metal / wood blades are ideal for cutting sheet metal up to 2mm, aluminium profiles, copper pipes, all wood, plasterboard and plastics.
Based on the top three selling blades from the pre-Starlock Fein range, these new accessories have been slightly shortened and narrowed to make them suitable for lower powered machines with the 12-point mounting system. With these three new additions, the total range of Starlock accessories available for the wider OMT market numbers 28. What’s more, because of their superior manufacturing, Starlock accessories can actually improve the performance of the machines they are attached to, according to Fein, offering faster work progress and extra durability. When they are combined with a Starlock machine, the three-dimensional fit provides a more secure connection and increased power transmission from machine to accessory.
“The Starlock accessory mounting system is the fastest there is, taking less than three seconds to change a blade, and offers complete power transfer between machine and accessory," commented Andy Mills, National Sales Manager at Fein. "The great thing about these new Universal blades is that they offer all the benefits of the superior Starlock accessories to OMT users who don’t have a Starlock machine yet. So while they can’t enjoy the quick blade change, they can at least take advantage of the improved performance and durability of our accessories.”
Prices for Fein Starlock E-Cut accessories start from £4.99 (excluding VAT).