January 31, 2023

Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q Review

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The Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q Top is the latest oscillating multi-tool from Fein, the inventor of the hand-held oscillating multi-tool. Since the release of the original tool 25 years ago, Fein have always concentrated on producing a quality, top of the range, no-compromise tool and this latest version continues that tradition. The Multimaster FMM 250Q is a tough, versatile, reliable, powerful and accurate tool and will continue to be the tool of choice for professionals and other demanding users who are willing to pay for the best in class. If you like to have the best, and you are prepared to invest in a tool that will last a long time, then the Fein Multimaster FMM 250Q Top is for you.

Tough, Versatile, Reliable, Powerful, Accurate – did we miss anything?
In this Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q Review we’ll look at a number of the features that make this such an incredible, versatile tool. Fein make a number of different kits and the FMM 250Q Top is the largest, top of the range kit with the most accessories, and includes the profile sanding kit, dust extraction kit and excellent carrying case which you don’t get with the other kits (although you can obviously buy them separately later).

New tool-free QuickIN rapid clamping system
With older versions of the Fein Multimaster and also with other manufacturers’ tools you needed to use an Allen key to change the accessories. The latest version of the FMM 250Q now has a tool-free clamping system, which makes it very easy to change accessories and also reduces the time it takes.  Given that the whole purpose of a multi-tool is that you will be using a lot of different accessories, you will need to change out the accessories on a regular basis, so the new tool-free system is a major step forward.

Making difficult jobs easy
The reason muti-tools are so popular is because they make difficult jobs easy. One of the really great accessories that comes with the Fein Multimaster 250Q Top is the profile sanding kit. This accessory allows you to clamp a piece of sandpaper and one of six profiles to the tool to get into all those difficult spots that you could previously only do by hand. As well as being a whole lot more efficient, it’s less work and with a comfortable soft-grip handle you never need to worry about your nail varnish again. The six profiles in the profile sanding kit are flat, v-shaped, trapezoidal, concave, covex, and large covex .

Efficient Dust Extraction
The dust extraction kit that comes with the FMM 250Q Top is without doubt the best and most efficient on the market. With most tools you tend to accept that there will be some dust that escapes the dust extractor, but not so with the Fein which captures 100% of the dust. This means less time (i.e. no time) spent covering furniture with dust sheets before you can get started, and more time to get on with the job.

The Benefits of Oscillation
When Fein invented the the oscillating multi-tool 25 years ago it represented a huge leap forward compared to other rotating or reciprocating tools. Some advantages of oscillation over rotating/reciprocating tools that are just as valid today include:

  • Easier to handle
  • More precise
  • Safer
  • Cleaner – it doesn’t throw dust and debris all round the room, meaning a cleaner job and less clearing up afterwards (that’s if you don’t have the dust extraction kit)

Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q

How much should you expect to pay?
Quality never comes cheap – still an expensive piece of kit but worth every penny!

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What’s included?
This all-round package gives you the professional tools and accessories that you need to take on a wide range of jobs:

  • Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q Top Variable Speed Sanding and Scraping/Cutting Tool
  • Sanding pad and perforated sanding pad with 5 sanding sheets and 5 perforated sanding sheets, plus profile sanding kit
  • Universal 29mm E-CUT saw blade, carbide-tip segment saw blade, HSS segment saw blade and rigid scraper blade
  • Dust extraction device and sturdy plastic case

At a glance features and benefits of the Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q:

  • Powerful 250-watt motor with electronic speed control (11,000-20,000 oscillations per minute)
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design with soft grip handle
  • Comes with a broad assortment of accessory blades to handle hundreds of previously difficult manual tasks
  • QuickIN rapid clamping system for tool-free accessory changes
  • Easier to handle, more precise, safer and cleaner than rotating/reciprocating tools

What are other people saying?
This versatile tool has received excellent reviews- the overall impression is that it’s an expensive tool, but it more than makes up for the high price due to its quality and versatility;

  • “It’s really a perfect tool”
  • “I LOVE this tool. A No-Brainer and a Favorite”
  • “If you are the type of person who has to have the best of the best then I would say that this tool is for you”
  • “A wise investment for any contractor!”
  • “Paid for itself with time saved”

Any complaints?
The short answer is NO. We couldn’t really find many adverse comments – to quote one reviewer “None to speak of. The new machine is a tiny bit louder than the old one, perhaps due to the more powerful motor, although it’s louder even on the lowest speed setting. To be honest I’m just trying to find SOMETHING to say on the con side. It’s really a perfect tool.” The only negative comment was really just that the price is quite high (for replacement blades also) but even the users who commented on the price tended to say that it was still worth it, because it really can do the jobs that you can’t do with other tools.

Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q

What kind of warranty is there?
The Fein MultiMaster FMM 250Q Top comes with a one-year warranty.

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