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    Icon32 All-In-One Tool?

    Is there any handheld electric tool that can...

    1. serve as a drill (for drilling screws)
    2. be one of those things for trimming fiberglass molds
    3. be a saw (for making a baffle with MDF wood)

    ...and where can I get a decent one for less than $50-$80

    Until it gets warmer, I'm gonna try to do a mdf-baffle thing for my 6.5s to fit in the door where originally there's 4x6 holes; so I would need a drill and a saw for that

    When it does get warmer, I'm gonna attempt making some kick panels, where I would need all three.

    I really, really, want an all-in-one kind of thing.
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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    You can get a multi tool set from Bosch or Black and Decker or some other company. I think B&D makes a tool that does all but the cut-off wheel. It uses one motor and has interchangable tool parts to make it a drill and a jig saw and something else. It is not the best model of any of them, though. You will likely be better off getting a specialized tool for each function. You will find a ton of uses for a Dremel (drilling small holes, sanding, grinding, cut-off tool, roto-zip, etc...) and every guy needs a cordless drill. You can get a jig saw for around $20 a mid-level Dremel for $40 with a bunch of attachments and a good drill for less than $50. Get good tools and they will last forever. Money well spent.



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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    I agree, I tend to stay away from the all in one deals. I'm a stingy b!tch and I don't like to spend money . When I do go and by tools I tend to spend a little more up front to save myself in the long run by getting something that will last.



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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Thing is I don't plan to have this stuff in the long run...




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Why not? Will you never build anything again? Tools are always a good investment.



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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Get a rotery tool, like a 1/2 horsepower one, Awsome for cuting drilling anything. Possible but is kinda hard to cut streight lines with it, but thats just me.




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    dude, get a rotozip...its perfect for everything from drilling to cutting circles to pretty much cutting everything else you need to with different adapters...



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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    YOOO!!!

    BLACK & DECKER has a **** 5 piece Multi Tool Set

    Its the Cordless Firestorm series.

    I will be gettin it soon.

    It has a Drill, Router, Sander, Jigsaw, and Saw

    100$ on Amazon.

    I think it's Worth it.




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Bought it, it'll be here nex week. Since i have more cutting to do, will let you know how it is!




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by helotaxi
    Why not? Will you never build anything again? Tools are always a good investment.
    Oh no, not because of that. I see it like this:

    While I'm still a newbie at car audio, all I wanna do now is just invest in tools that'll work for now (more like something that can last me at least a year). When I get more experienced, then that's when I'll start makin the big investments cause then I'd know what I want specifically - like I need an X with a Y and a Z, and also with a G on the side; right now it's more like what can get it done even if it may mean harder work - I think i'll learn better. Basically, I just don't wanna have some million dollar thing with a million functions, when I'll only be able to utilize 1 or 2 of those functions due to my skill. And since the most construction-type-stuff I've ever done was probably in 4th grade...well...I need to learn a "bit" at a time...




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    yea let me know how that works out for you o-marvelous




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumone
    Oh no, not because of that. I see it like this:

    While I'm still a newbie at car audio, all I wanna do now is just invest in tools that'll work for now (more like something that can last me at least a year). When I get more experienced, then that's when I'll start makin the big investments cause then I'd know what I want specifically - like I need an X with a Y and a Z, and also with a G on the side; right now it's more like what can get it done even if it may mean harder work - I think i'll learn better. Basically, I just don't wanna have some million dollar thing with a million functions, when I'll only be able to utilize 1 or 2 of those functions due to my skill. And since the most construction-type-stuff I've ever done was probably in 4th grade...well...I need to learn a "bit" at a time...
    Well, you will always be able to use a drill and a Dremel. Always. They will last you a very long time and they are tools that you end up needing for a lot of different jobs, even stuff around the house. There are a few semi-specialized tools you might need for working on your system and they are fairly universal as well. A door panel tool, various sizes of Phllips and standard screwdrivers, and set of hex-keys, a basic soldering iron, wire cutters, basic pliers, a multimeter and maybe a small socket set. These are other things that will last forever. I can see where you are coming from, but it is not like you are buying a milling machine or a band saw or a shaper. Those are things that you would rarely use (if ever) and represent a big investment.



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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    The Black n Decker multi-tool came WAY earlier then i thought.

    At first it was a pain in the A$$ due to the battery life , but that was because i wouoldn't wait paitently enough to allow it to fully charge.

    But when it is fully charged it is GREAT!

    Well...

    The circular saw slices the mdf like butter. it's a little less then 4" blade so, perfect for 3/4 but 1" might need more work.

    The drill works perfect, although it's a little weak, but if you pre drill it'll work fine. Good enough for MDF.

    The jigsaw works good, it's a little weak also, but got the job done.

    The rotary tool, i have yet to figure out how to attach the bit, when i do will let you know.

    The sander.....it's a little weird, it moves back and forth, would never be as effective as a round moving sander, but when i do use will update you.

    If you plan on building a lot of boxes, and the space is limited (i'm in a dorm room right now), i recommend it.

    If you have a lot of space and will build a lot of boxes, i recommend either this or invest in the cheap corded ones, like 20$ drill, 20$ jig saw, 20$ circular saw.

    If you don't plan to build a lot of boxes, just one, then buy and return, lol that's what i was doing, only because money was limited.

    BUT i will be building several boxes, so i'm happy with my investment




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    yea I took a look and if this is what you bought, it is out of stock/discontinued.

    Also I wouldn't have bought it too cause it didn't have a rotary tool in the description of it. Now you say it does???

    I ended up buying some stuff of ebay for about $80 altogether:
    - some 3pc package: drill, grinder, saw $45

    and then since I needed a rotary tool:
    - some 63pc mini rotary tool/die grinder kit 4 dremel $35
    (don't know what a 'die grinder kit' is

    both things are supposed to be here by friday.

    oh well. I'm not really trying to make anything. I just think those would be good to have. However, since finding 2'x1' of MDF is hard, looks like I'm gonna have to buy a 4'x8' sheet, and use my new saw to cut it down and then cut up the rest into probably 2'x2' boards and have it just sitting around




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    Re: All-In-One Tool?

    This is what i bought

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=hi&n=507846

    That 3 piece that u saw is what they selling for 99$ in my local chase pitkins

    So did a search, and saw all 5 for the price of 3.




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