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Offline jussi

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Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:30 AM »
Debating on getting the cordless Milwaukee multi tool. Currently have the venturo with starlock adapter and was wondering if they make the same for Milwaukee?

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Offline Samo

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Re: Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 01:21 PM »
Mine came with a universal adaptor that works if I remember correctly.  Just a double-sided washer adaptor.

Milwaukee just released new M12 and M18 Oscillators if you are not aware?
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Offline Alex

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Re: Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 02:06 PM »
I despise Starlock. It is not a way to drastically improve the performance of the multi-tool, it just a way to lock their multi-tool users again in proprietary blades that cost 5 to 10 times more than what they should.

The quick change mechanism on the last generations of MultiMasters is already very fast, flip the lever, the bolt drops out, the blade drops away, putting it back is equally fast.

The older blades could be totally flat, but the new StarLock has to have this extra lump on top or else the connection wouldn't even be secure. And as the internal mechanism has to be spring loaded to release with the push of a button, enjoy it breaking often. At least way more often than the old mechanism where it was clamped and much more secure.

But the biggest of my objections is of course to the fact they push to block aftermarket blades again. You pay 15 euro for a Fein blade that the competition makes just as good for 1 single euro.

I so agree with this statement by Milwaukee:

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With this all being said, Starlock does offer a very fast blade change but given our vast user research, faster blade changes did not outweigh the negatives that came along with a dedicated Starlock blade interface.

And what I understand even less about StarLock is that they make 3 bloody versions of it! Why? Sure, that's not confusing at all, is it? Why make something simple if we can do it complicated?

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 04:30 PM »
I have the Fein 350 watt version. I understand the new Vecturo is 400 watt. I owned an older Milwaukee multi tool in the past. I was very happy with it. Until I bought the Fein. No comparison. The Fein is a real tool. The blades are expensive, but when I’m using the tool it’s something specific 🧐 so, where nothing else will do. I spent more money on all the blades than the tool. The steel on the Fein tool blades are much better than the imports.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 05:21 PM »
I have the Fein 350 watt version. I understand the new Vecturo is 400 watt. I owned an older Milwaukee multi tool in the past. I was very happy with it. Until I bought the Fein. No comparison. The Fein is a real tool. The blades are expensive, but when I’m using the tool it’s something specific 🧐 so, where nothing else will do. I spent more money on all the blades than the tool. The steel on the Fein tool blades are much better than the imports.
I bought one of the Milwaukee multi-tools like you had and returned it, although I still use an old M12 version, plus a Makita. The new Fuel M18 and M12 versions that were JUST released are hopefully far improved. Maybe someone who owns a new Milwaukee can chime in?

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Milwaukee adapter for starlock?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 01:32 AM »
I have the Fein 350 watt version. I understand the new Vecturo is 400 watt. I owned an older Milwaukee multi tool in the past. I was very happy with it. Until I bought the Fein. No comparison. The Fein is a real tool. The blades are expensive, but when I’m using the tool it’s something specific 🧐 so, where nothing else will do. I spent more money on all the blades than the tool. The steel on the Fein tool blades are much better than the imports.
I bought one of the Milwaukee multi-tools like you had and returned it, although I still use an old M12 version, plus a Makita. The new Fuel M18 and M12 versions that were JUST released are hopefully far improved. Maybe someone who owns a new Milwaukee can chime in?
try the smaller Fein 250 watt? Honestly the 350 watt has too much power for delicate or detailed work? Even at a 1 speed setting. I did trim some hardwood floors with the FMM 350Q along the wall, and I don’t want to say it struggled ,because the blades were dull, but that’s the beauty of a larger motor, you can attach a butter knife to the end and still cut through the wood. I liked the cordless Milwaukee for cutting out electrical junction boxes and the occasional nail. It just lacked power, accuracy and speed...