Proxxon Oscillating Detail Sander
UPDATE: Our review of the Proxxon Oscillating Detail Sander is here.
So everyone knows that the Fein MultiMaster is an outstanding tool and there is a lot of buzz right now about Bosch's similar PMF 180 E Multi and whether or not they'll be releasing it in the states, but did you know that there is another oscillating tool out there? We sure didn't, until we were flipping through the latest Garret Wade catalog. It's made by a company called Proxxon and they refer to it as their oscillating detail sander.
Strangely, the only place we could find any real information on the tool is at the Garrett Wade site, Minicraft, and ToolsAndMore.us. It's not on Proxxon's website and although it does show up in a hobby message board, no one who wrote about it seems to have any first hand experience with the tool.
Regardless of its low profile, it might be something to consider. It's quite a bit cheaper than the Fein MultiMaster, but it does seem less powerful. The Proxxon is capable of 3,000 to 10,000 oscillations per minute (opm) while the Fein's low end is 21,000 opms and can go as fast as 21,000. We're not sure if this is intentional or not. Most of Proxxon's other tools are geared for dealing with micro-details, so possibly the slower speed threshold works better in those itty-bitty situations. Or on the other hand, it might just simply be a tool of lesser quality.
The Proxxon Oscillating Detail Sander costs about $115-$130. The tool comes with four sanding pads, a sanding fleece, and felt polishers, all in a plastic case. Other blades and accessories can be purchased separately. There is no word if the chuck is the same as the Fein and if Fein's attachments are interchangeable with the Proxxon's
At Garrett Wade, Minicraft, and ToolsAndMore.us
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 17, 2007 5:47 AM