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Offline yetihunter

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OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« on: February 23, 2020, 01:36 AM »
It’s been out for some time now, any feedback?  I have a cordless Bosch (Starlock) and I’m disappointed with the vibration and power vs my corded Multimaster (latest model just before Starlock was introduced).   Since it’s a cordless Supercut on Festool batteries, I would appreciate any feedback from owners of the Fein model as well.  I was about to grab the Makita for $100 since I’m focusing on that brand for cordless, but I do still have a couple of Festo batteries up my sleeves somewhere....

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Offline threesixright

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 03:15 AM »
I think its essentially a FEIN. Which has plenty of good reviews.


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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 05:03 PM »
The Fein Supercut it the best multi tool bar none. As the Vecturo was made by Fein, it is the only thing to compare a Supercut. It gives the same performance as the Fein but, in different clothes.
Either of these two machines would not dissapoint.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 05:15 PM »
I have the corded and cordless, both work really well.

Tom

Offline StanB

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 10:37 PM »
It is a beast. love it.
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Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2020, 03:42 PM »
I just added the OSC 18 to my setup and used it to renovate 6 door frames cutting through 20 meters of 28mm frame material with no issues or under vibration to my hands and arms. It came in handy for som surgery on teak doors where I could make a cutout for placing new wood in a empty cavity around a hardware element.

I bought the 3 ah compact battery which makes for comfortable handling but would be without the spare.

Bought the accessory kit but have yet to put it through it's paces. I think a compact battery vacuum would pair well with the Vecturo.
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Offline Cypren

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 07:48 PM »
The OSC 18 was my gateway drug into the Festool world, principally because of its complete and organized accessory kit; the plunge base in particular suited a specific need for a project. I have a couple of Milwaukee OMTs and a Dremel Multi-Max, and there's just no comparison: the Festool is in a completely different class in terms of power, smoothness of operation, precision, etc. I haven't personally used a Fein for comparison, so maybe these are just hallmarks of the Fein design that I've been missing out on a long time.

How much of the OSC 18 is a Fein design? I know the OS 400 was just a rebadged Fein, but my impression is that the OSC is a considerably different product.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 04:06 AM »
The OSC 18 was my gateway drug into the Festool world, principally because of its complete and organized accessory kit; the plunge base in particular suited a specific need for a project. I have a couple of Milwaukee OMTs and a Dremel Multi-Max, and there's just no comparison: the Festool is in a completely different class in terms of power, smoothness of operation, precision, etc. I haven't personally used a Fein for comparison, so maybe these are just hallmarks of the Fein design that I've been missing out on a long time.

How much of the OSC 18 is a Fein design? I know the OS 400 was just a rebadged Fein, but my impression is that the OSC is a considerably different product.

The Fein corded or cordless, have always been the best OMT’s bar none, and by a fair margin.
That’s why Festool were happy for Fein to build the Vecturo.
The OSC 18 and 18volt Supercut are the same machine in different casings. A Fein dealer once told me that the OSC 18 was nearly going to be produced in Fein’s orange, and would have been labelled as the latest Supercut. Fein apparently decided this might cause issue with their customers, as it would of meant a new battery type and charger.
I bought Supercuts, simply because I already have Fein batteries and chargers from previous machines, and also I got good deals on the anniversary editions. I then bought the Vecturo accessories which fit perfectly.
Happy days.

Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 02:03 PM »
It’s been out for some time now, any feedback?  I have a cordless Bosch (Starlock) and I’m disappointed with the vibration and power vs my corded Multimaster (latest model just before Starlock was introduced).   Since it’s a cordless Supercut on Festool batteries, I would appreciate any feedback from owners of the Fein model as well.  I was about to grab the Makita for $100 since I’m focusing on that brand for cordless, but I do still have a couple of Festo batteries up my sleeves somewhere....

Yetihunter: don't get the Makita, it is not that great, in fact it is at the bottom end of the current slew of Multimachines. My Makita colleague is disappointed with his 18V unit. It is in dire need of an upgrade.

If you use one a lot it would make sense to get the Festool, unless you have another battery platform available. Should you have any Mafell/Metabo batteries lying around the Metabo multicutter is a pretty good no-frills machine, better than Makita. 
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Online RJNeal

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2020, 11:23 PM »
I have the corded Festool and the osc18 I like them both. You have the be a little careful with the amount of cut with the cordless. Sometimes it hard to go from 400 watts to a cordless with the amount of cut(push).
I also like my work mates Milwaukee cordless.
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Online Cheese

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 10:01 AM »
Sometimes it hard to go from 400 watts to a cordless with the amount of cut(push).

So you feel the corded Vecturo has more power than the OSC 18?

Online RJNeal

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2020, 09:58 PM »
Sometimes it hard to go from 400 watts to a cordless with the amount of cut(push).

So you feel the corded Vecturo has more power than the OSC 18?



Yes I’ve been known to stall the blade a few times by accidentally pushing to hard.
The Milwaukee will do it also.
I like them both. I used to have a 250 watt fein but it died.
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 03:49 AM »
What type of Batteries were you guys running on the OSC18?

Witt the SuperCut I have the 5ah and a 12v 2ah battery. There is significant difference in power delivery.
So if you need “corded power”, maybe try a bigger battery or the new high power 4ah. Might make the difference. :)

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 08:24 AM »
18 volts only. Awhile back I slid in a 15 volt thinking that it would work like a 15 in a 18 volt drill
No go . Didn’t even make one oscillation, before it stop.
Rick.
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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 09:46 AM »
Hi Rick,

I know the Festool only runs on 18V.

I meant if you try a different Ah battery (3.2 vs 5 vs new 4Ah high power) that might make a difference.
Not sure though. :/

Online RJNeal

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2020, 10:13 AM »
Thanks I never thought about the Ah of the batteries.
I usually just grab a 18 volt battery and not really worried about the flavor.
Next time I’ll try it out.
Rick
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 05:13 PM »
I picked it up the kit, sans battery and charger.  It's the good stuff.   My conclusion is that as of 6 or 7 years ago when Fein started producing the current anti-vibration bodies one shouldn't even bother with any other manufacturer.  I goofed on it, but I eventually figured out that there are only two Fein (also sold as Festool) Supercut/Starlock Max blades that work with the plunge base.   The Festool itiration of the depth stop/shoe attachment is significantly better than the similar Fein version I have.   The lone dust attachment will be nice for all of the scraping coming my way.   The vibration control is not as good as my corded Multi-master (FM350Q pre-starlock) but it has a battery on it, an attachment on the head and it's a Supercut.  So, for all intensive purposes, the anti-vibration is quite excellent.  It's far better than other brands that are competing with the MM and the MultiTalent.   I can't say whether or not it is as powerful as a corded Supercut because the Multi-master was always good enough for me.  However, it is certainly more powerful than the 350 watt Multi-master with 6.2ah batteries on it.  With the 3,1 ah batteries, it's noticeably less powerful, but that is to be expected.  The one thing that disapointed me most is the lack of any sort of dust extraction accessory for delta sanding pads.   Festool probably presumes that it's Vecturo customers already have a DTS or a Deltex or a RO90, and Festool is probably correct.  However, I sold mine, and I'm cheapskate sanding them fine details. The fein dust collection attachment works but is really...erm..how do you say...cheap and flimsy on the MM and on the Vecturo, you're gonna need a few rubberbands.  [big grin]  The one nice thing on the cordless Bosch I have is that it's dust collection attachment for sanding is actually quite serviceable.  No complaints.   It also likes to spit batteries out the back, so, whatever dude.    Anyway, I'm satisfied.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2020, 05:21 PM »
Thanks I never thought about the Ah of the batteries.
I usually just grab a 18 volt battery and not really worried about the flavor.
Next time I’ll try it out.
Rick

You will notice a difference between a compact and a full sized battery pack on the Vecturo and the Supercut.  Voltage sag ain't no old wives' tale.  The new 21700 filled compact 4ah batteries might perform as well on the Vecturo as the full sized batteries, but I won't have any until July and I haven't heard any feedback on that.  It's different with every tool.

Offline Bencan

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2020, 08:38 PM »
Yea this machine is on my list I had the fein 250 and the thing burnt out in 3 years. I’m heavily invested in the m18 and m12 lineup with Milwaukee and I’d hate to have another battery set but I figure this machine is pretty useful and unique and might be worth the splurge. Anyone used both the m18 Milwaukee and the vecturo. Is it a huge jump in quality and functionality. It’s roughly 850$ for Festool or around 200$ for Milwaukee


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Offline Samo

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2020, 11:34 PM »
Yea this machine is on my list I had the fein 250 and the thing burnt out in 3 years. I’m heavily invested in the m18 and m12 lineup with Milwaukee and I’d hate to have another battery set but I figure this machine is pretty useful and unique and might be worth the splurge. Anyone used both the m18 Milwaukee and the vecturo. Is it a huge jump in quality and functionality. It’s roughly 850$ for Festool or around 200$ for Milwaukee


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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2020, 06:35 PM »
The 18v Supercuts I have, and the previous models give mains equivalent power, and good battery life, using 4ah and 5ah batteries. It’s one of the attractions for me.

I would imagine the OSC Vecturo is the same, as it has the same motor.

Offline Bencan

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2020, 07:10 PM »
Yea I really like the idea of integrating dust extractor. My fein got awfully smoky cutting oak flooring and pretty much anything. I guess Move the vecturo up my list. Rip my wallet lol appreciate the feedback


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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2020, 11:03 AM »
 Voltage sag ain't no old wives' tale. ...  It's different with every tool.

Words of wisdom.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2020, 11:41 PM »
Just an update, I’ve been using the OSC 18 A LOT the past two weeks.  Removed paint, concrete sealant, crack fix sealant, liquid nails, tree suckers, window sealant...you name it.  Life used to be about routers and sanders, but now it’s about sabre saws and rotary hammers.  I digress.  One session involved the Bosch scraper blade getting so hot it flew off it’s welds (or however it’s attached to the starlock part).  Meanwhile fein scraper blades lost about three fourths their length so far. :0  This tools is such a pleasure to use and I haven’t reached for the corded multimaster ever since the OSC 18 purchase.  I’ve triggered the motor protection a few times and could feel and hear it stalling for microsecond beforehand.  Alas, I was also leaning on it really hard.  Coupled with the 6.2 ah batteries, it’s really smooth and the runtime is more than adequate.  I love it.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2020, 04:35 PM »
Just an update, I’ve been using the OSC 18 A LOT the past two weeks.  Removed paint, concrete sealant, crack fix sealant, liquid nails, tree suckers, window sealant...you name it.  Life used to be about routers and sanders, but now it’s about sabre saws and rotary hammers.  I digress.  One session involved the Bosch scraper blade getting so hot it flew off it’s welds (or however it’s attached to the starlock part).  Meanwhile fein scraper blades lost about three fourths their length so far. :0  This tools is such a pleasure to use and I haven’t reached for the corded multimaster ever since the OSC 18 purchase.  I’ve triggered the motor protection a few times and could feel and hear it stalling for microsecond beforehand.  Alas, I was also leaning on it really hard.  Coupled with the 6.2 ah batteries, it’s really smooth and the runtime is more than adequate.  I love it.

@yetihunter  Thanks for giving us an update on your OSC 18 usage.  I have been thinking about getting one to use finishing the inside of a large out building I am working on presently.  Your review probably put me over the top. 


Offline yetihunter

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2020, 07:19 PM »
Buy it, you won’t be sorry.  Skip the battery kit and buy bigger batts and an sca8 separately.  I’m running the not Bluetooth 6.2 ah batts with it   I’m positively thrilled with the concept of Fein tools under a Festool warranty so I’m going to also grab the grinder when I 30-Day return window the tid18.

Offline AstroKeith

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2020, 04:08 AM »
Spent a day helping my son fix up his house. Took a bunch of tools (he was impressed with the stacking systainers and tool caddy).

Most used was the OSC 18. I hadn't used it that much before, but in doing renovations where you're not sure what problems you are going to come up against, it kept solving problems all day.

Attachments used
Fein scraper - removes old glue etc from skirting boards like butter. One blade lasted all day easily with no sign of stress on it.
Festool wood blades various - really effective when you learn the technique of making sure sawdust doesn't clog the cut,
Festool metal blade - cuts old copper pipes like they are cardboard, went through old clout nails readily.
Bosch uni blade - destroyed itself in minutes.
Festool uni blade - great at removing boards and architrave when there are hidden nails etc. One blade all day after ditching the bosch.
Fein sanding accessory set - very effective at removing old paint from details and other touching up. Not a sander but really useful when needed.

Two 5A batteries got me through the day. No vibration, no aches. Noisy of course!

Definitely a great "multi-tool"
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Offline MDJ

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2020, 04:29 AM »
I picked it up the kit, sans battery and charger.  It's the good stuff.   ...  The one thing that disapointed me most is the lack of any sort of dust extraction accessory for delta sanding pads.   Festool probably presumes that it's Vecturo customers already have a DTS or a Deltex or a RO90, and Festool is probably correct.  However, I sold mine, and I'm cheapskate sanding them fine details. The fein dust collection attachment works but is really...erm..how do you say...cheap and flimsy on the MM and on the Vecturo, you're gonna need a few rubberbands.  [big grin]  The one nice thing on the cordless Bosch I have is that it's dust collection attachment for sanding is actually quite serviceable.  No complaints.   It also likes to spit batteries out the back, so, whatever dude.    Anyway, I'm satisfied.

I know this is a bit of an old thread but... There is a new Fein Dust collection attachment (Fein Part Number 9 26 02 102 00 0) which is designed to attach to the Multimaster QSL and Supercut QSL via the two screws behind the blade attachment.  This also means that (in the same way that the Festool accessories can be used on the Multimaster/Supercut) it can be attached to the Festool OSC 18.  If you have the accessory attchement on the OSC 18 in place then you wil need to remove that and attach the Fein dust extractor but it works perfectly. Very happy as any delta pad sanding I do tends to get done with the Multitool.

Interestingly, on the packaging for this new Fein dust extractor accessory, the Festool OSC 18 is listed as one of the compatible tools.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 04:31 AM by MDJ »

Offline mkasdin

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2020, 12:16 PM »
I have the Fein 350 multi master I think it takes part number FEIN 92602091000 Dust Extraction Set for FMM 350Q/QSL. Is the extractor available by itself without the sanding pads and I wonder if the delta sandpaper is compatible with the fein sanding pad? Otherwise I’m thinking I can change out to a Festool sanding pad.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 12:18 PM by mkasdin »

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2020, 01:08 PM »
Festool has never offered a sanding pad for either the corded or cordless Vecturo.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: OSC 18 (Cordless Vecturo) Feedback
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2020, 11:16 AM »
I believe @six-point socket II has the correct dust collecting Fein accessory for sanding with Starlock units. 

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