Fein Rebrands Exceptional Oscillating Multi-Tool Lineup For Better Clarity
If you’ve taken a look at Fein’s oscillating multi-tool lineup recently, you might have noticed the high-performance SuperCut is no longer available but there are more MultiMaster options. We got our hands on the top-end Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 to see what’s changing.
- Outstanding cutting/sanding speed
- Excellent vibration control
- Starlock Max accessory interface
- Lighter than the Cordless MultiMaster 500
- Large grip diameter
Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 Performance
Cutting and Sanding
The 700 is by far the most aggressive cordless model from Fein with a 4.0° oscillating angle (2.0° left and right). Paired with a top speed of 19,500 OPM, this multi-tool flies through tasks better than its competition.
Only Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel and Flex’s 24V multi-tools can compete with Fein in cutting speed in our experience. Even though Fein’s top oscillating speed isn’t the highest (Milwaukee and Flex both hit 20,000 OPM), its brushless motor is able to maintain those high speeds and easily stay in the top three overall.
When you want more control, the 700’s variable speed dial offers a wider range of speeds than the others in the line, dropping all the way down to 10,000 OPM.
Regardless of what speed you’re using, the tool’s slide switch lets you focus on making your cut instead of holding down a trigger.
Fein dominated vibration control for a long time. While Makita’s 18V Sub-Compact and Milwaukee’s M12 Fuel have risen up to the challenge, Fein is still in the top tier. The differences between these top competitors are so small that it would take a vibration meter to determine which one is actually the lowest.
One thing to note is that you get more vibration from the 700 at lower speeds.
Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 Design
Size and Weight
Despite its higher performance, the 700 is a little lighter than the 500. It weighs 2.43 pounds bare and 3.53 pounds with its 3.0Ah battery. It stretches to 12 1/4 inches long with the battery and before you add an accessory.
The grip has enough overmold to make it comfortable to hold. However, it has a larger diameter barrel, so you might not like it as much as other models if you have smaller hands.
Starlock Max Accessory Interface
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Starlock interface. Fein uses the Starlock Max interface, so it’s compatible with Starlock, Starlock Plus, and Starlock Max accessories.
The 700 (and all the MultiMaster models) make the hands-free accessory change even easier with a simple flip lever release. Just push it all the way forward to release your accessory, press down on the new one until it clicks in place and pulls the lever back, and secure it by pushing the lever back down against the top of the housing.
- Metal drive head
- Mechanical interface connects to table, drill jig, depth stop, and dust port adapter
- SafetyCell technology protects from battery overload, overheating, and overdischarge
Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 Price
You can pick up the 700 as a bare tool for $219.95. The Max Top kit is $599.95. While that kit price can come with some sticker shock, keep in mind that it comes with a fantastic set of accessories in addition to the batteries and charger. Here’s what all is in the box:
- Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700
- 2 x 3.0Ah battery
- Rapid Charger
- Dust extraction adapter
- 2 x E-Cut standard saw blades (1 3/8-inch, 35mm)
- 2 x E-Cut standard curved saw blades (2 1/2-inch, 65mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Long Life saw blade (10mm)
- 2 x E-Cut Long Life saw blades (1 3/8-inch, 35mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Long Life saw blade (1 1/4-inch, 32mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Long Life saw blade (1 5/8-inch, 42mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Carbide Pro saw blade (1 1/4-inch, 32mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Precision saw blade (1 3/8-inch, 35mm)
- 1 x E-Cut Precision saw blade (2 9/16-inch, 65mm)
- 1 x Segmented saw blade (3 3/8-inch, 85mm)
- 1 x Carbide segmented saw blade
- 1 x Mushroom-shaped cutting blade
- 1 x Rigid scraper blade
- 1 x Multi-knife
- 1 x Carbide rasp
- 1 x Perforated sanding pad
- 10 x 60-grit perforated sanding sheets
- 10 x 80-grit perforated sanding sheets
- 10 x 120-grit perforated sanding sheets
- 10 x 180-grit perforated sanding sheets
- 1 x tool case
Fein Cordless MultiMaster Quick Comparison
|Power Source||Fein 12V||Fein 18V||Fein 18V|
|Oscillating Angle||1.6° L/R||1.7° L/R||2.0° L/R|
|No-Load Speed||11,500 – 18,000 OPM||11,000 – 18,500 OPM||10,000 – 19,500 OPM|
|Accessory Interface||Starlock Plus||Starlock Plus||Starlock Max|
|Bare Weight||2.65 pounds||2.87 pounds||2.43 pounds|
|Weight w/3.0Ah Battery||3.31 pounds||3.97 pounds||3.53 pounds|
The Bottom Line
There’s no change between the Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 and the previous Cordless SuperCut. It’s simply a rebranding to make your options easier to understand. In our opinion, that’s a good thing. As far as the design and performance go, the 700 is lighter than the 500 while improving performance significantly. While Fein has more competition than before, there’s no question in our mind that they have the most complete line of oscillating multi-tools to choose from and each one is outstanding for the design intent they’re targetting.
Discover more oscillating multi-tools from Fein here!
Fein Cordless MultiMaster 700 Specifications
- Power Source: Fein 18V battery
- Oscillating Angle: 2.0° left and right
- No-Load Speed: 10,000 – 19,500 OPM
- Accessory Interface: Starlock Max
- Weight: 2.43 pounds bare, 3.53 pounds with 3.0Ah battery
That is a stunning amount of blades that comes with the Max kit. I was scrolling through it quickly going “yeah, yeah, sure…” but I happened to see the word “carbide” and had to backtrack. I know providing all of those blades from jump is not going to hit them in the wallet the same way it would get us if we bought them of the shelf, but that’s still quite a bit of $ they’re putting up. I find it unlikely I’ll ever buy a Fein for myself, but that is quite the deal.