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Offline briandey

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Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:10 AM »
I just saw recently on some other tool review websites that Bosch and Fein are introducing a new oscillating multi-tool (omt) blade attachment mechanism that will require new designs for all new Bosch and Fein omt's.  One of the Fein tools that will probably be redesigned to accommodate one of the new Starlock mounting system will be the SuperCut, which is what the Vecturo is based on.  In a number of articles, there were blurbs about the noticeable absence of any talk of an attachment or accessory that would allow these new blades to work with the Vecturo.  I am wondering if the Vecturo will be redesigned to follow whatever is done with the SuperCut, or if some sort of less than optimal adapter will need to be used to use any of these new blades. 

I know that Festool has its own blades for the Vecturo, but are these made for Festool by Fein, of made by Festool directly?  If direct, then this will really limit the variety of blades open to use with the Vecturo and make Festool into the sole supplier (if this new type of blade mounting system really takes hold).  Does anyone have any thoughts on which way Festool will go?  Redesign to use new mounting system, so go the other way and become even more segregated?

Brian 

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Offline Kev

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Re: Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:19 AM »
WOW!! [eek]

Here's a solution to a problem that simply DOESN'T EXIST [mad]

I reckon this mentality tells us what to expect if we were hoping for standardised cordless batteries across brands [sad]

Offline neeleman

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Re: Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 09:00 AM »
Here is the article and some pictures of the new Starlock mechanism: Protoolreviews
Just expecting the new SuperCut FSC 500 QSL (2016?) to be equipped with this new mechanism.



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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 10:01 AM »
Before the launch of the Vecturo I had heard rumors about Fein updating there lineup, including the Supercut.  I have no interest in the Vecturo since you are getting Fein's outdated design at "Festool" prices.     
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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 10:07 AM »
WOW!! [eek]

Here's a solution to a problem that simply DOESN'T EXIST [mad]

I reckon this mentality tells us what to expect if we were hoping for standardised cordless batteries across brands [sad]

Kev, there was most certainly was a problem with the old design.  The problem is other companies can make and sell blades for pennies on the dollar compared to the Fein versions.  The new design looks more complex to manufacture, I assume this is to try to push out the low price competition. 
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Offline Alex

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Re: Impact of Fein/Bosch Starlock on Vecturo
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 12:45 PM »
Sounds like a good improvement. Completely tool-less blade change. I wouldn't call the older method a problem, but this new way seems easier and faster to me. And if it can be a step towards standardisation, also fine by me.

The mechanism might be patented, but I doubt the blades will be, so 3rd party manufacturers can still offer their blades very cheaply.