February 19, 2009

Yaeger Aftermarket Blades for the Fein MultiMaster - Review

Yaeger_blades.jpgUPDATE: Yaeger Blades is now Liberate Blades. More info here.

The Achilles heel of the Fein MultiMaster (our review here) is, without question, price. The full set-up of the tool, a handful of blades, and the dust collection system is going to run you close to $400. Although the MultiMaster is one of our favorite tools and we think that the cost is worth it, given what the tool is capable of, we're bargain hunters just like anyone else. Which is where the Yaeger Aftermarket Blades come in.

Yaeger Blades is now offering some much needed relief in the category of MultiMaster blades. But who cares if the blades are junk? We tested out a handful of them against the Fein blades to figure out just this. First, we did some timed cuts through a scrap of mahogany and found that they were just as fast as the Fein Blades. The tired old 'knife through warm butter' line applies.

For our longevity test, we simply left the Yaeger blade on the tool for a week of use and again, it held up admirably. In fact, other than the stamped logo, we didn't find any real difference between the Feins and the Yaegers.

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So they work, but what exactly are the savings? Let's look at the Universal 1-1/8" E Cut-Blade (#151) as an example. Amazon sells the Fein version of this item in a 3-pack for $47, or $15.67 apiece. Yaeger sells their model for $13, a difference of $2.67. This may not seem like much at first glance, just a couple of bucks, but it's actually almost a 20% savings. If you're using the MultiMaster like we do, and that is to say very aggressively, you're going to be buying a lot of blades. For further savings, we also noticed over at the Yaeger website that they offer discounts on bulk orders.

The blades are available over at www.yaegerblades.com as well as at ebay. Judging from the ebay profile, Yaeger is very intent on customer service, as they have gotten over 400 customer ratings and every single one is a full five star positive.

Yaeger currently has five blades available at YaegerBlades.com and ebay.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at February 19, 2009 5:11 AM

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Recent Comments

I have been using the Imperial Blades on my last remodel project and they work great. By far the best blades for the money! www.imperialblades.com
I don't think i will ever waste the extra money for a Fein blade again.


Posted by: Jason Kaminski at March 16, 2011 4:49 PM

I have been working with Imperial with my blades and they have stood behind all of there products 100% satisfaction guarenteed.


Posted by: sara at March 8, 2010 10:35 PM

I've tried the imperial blade. It didn't last for even 5 minutes. I've sharpened my fein blades on my worksharp and still get some more cutting action. The imperial blade was worn down so badly that there were no teeth left at all. I guess the metal is soft.


Posted by: claudia at February 23, 2010 2:53 PM

The following information was obtained online from WhoIs.com:
YAEGERBLADES.COM
Timothy Yaeger
76 Turkey Hill Road
Ithaca NY 14850
UNITED STATES
tyaegs1@yahoo.com
1-650-388-2688


Posted by: Gary Van Kempema at December 13, 2009 12:29 PM

No access for me too.
Anybody have any experience with the "Imperial" or "Pirahna" blades made for the multimaster tool?


Posted by: Doug at October 4, 2009 12:08 PM

Yeah, from what we understand, Yaeger ran into some legal troubles with Fein. No word on how long it'll be going on for, or if we'll ever see the Yaeger blades on the market again.


Posted by: Tool Snob at July 31, 2009 5:15 PM

Guess I'll be # 4. Seems that in these times, Yeager isn't suffering the need for business that most firms are. Good for them! But why the difficulty of new customers trying to get to their site - I don't get it. Guess I won't get any of their blades, either.


Posted by: Jay Pickens at July 31, 2009 3:16 PM

Well now it makes three of us who could not get on the Yaeger site. I too would like to know what is going on, and how to get on the site.


Posted by: Lynn Grant at July 29, 2009 9:45 PM

I also could not reach the Yaeger web site because of the demand for a user name and password I didn't have. A Google search of Yaeger blades turned up nothing; likewise for a Yaeger blades search on E-Bay. What gives here?


Posted by: Steve at July 16, 2009 7:44 PM

I`m craftsman and utilize the Fein tool quite a bit so I go through blade regularly, when I found the Yaeger Aftermarket Blades a I gave it a shot and bought one to try it out, boy it didn`t take me long to order 5 more at one time. The blades perform as good as the original Fein so why pay the extra money for something that does the same job for lot less money. So I recommend the: Yaeger Aftermarket Blades for the Fein MultiMaster.

Thumbs up Tim.


Posted by: David at April 30, 2009 9:22 PM

So which part of that 'Caution' post is garbage? The part where we call out the person who had the bad experience with the Secco or the part where we call out the person who had the good experience with the Secco? And why would you doubt that we'd post your comment?


Posted by: ToolSnob at April 20, 2009 10:11 AM

I'm not sure you can get around a patent issue. Funny how this site will promote a product that infringes on patents while continue to leave up false statements and lies about other products. The "caution" SECCO post is complete garbage. SECCO has some of the best blades I have used for my Fein and are available from SECCO as well as the seller in ebay. Way to go Tool Snob! (doubt this will pass the review and get posted)


Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2009 2:00 AM

ironically the shipping for ebay sales is +2.75
guess that adds the "almost 20%" back on

there are cheaper ones going on ebay.


Posted by: bee at April 7, 2009 9:19 PM

I can't get to the Yaeger web site. They want a user name and password, which I cannot obtain as I can't get to their site.

Anybody know how to get around this?


Posted by: Carl at March 27, 2009 1:45 AM
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