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Bosch Starlock Oscillating System / OMT

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    madman_us
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    Palm Springs, CA

    What is the advantage of a 6 amp over the current 3 amp? I mean it’s obviously more power, but I’ve never felt my 3 amp was underpowered at all.

    The hand units are a little under powered for exterior caulking removal. I did try it out and it was much more efficient with a corded version. Maybe the 6amp will be able to compete a little better.

    what you mean with hand units? cordless OMT’s?
    I only tried out the corded 6amp OMT at WOC for removing caulk and cutting screws.
    I was impressed. The new OMT’s need more power so they can transfer all that towards the new starlock blade system.
    Too bad that they didn’t have a cordless starlock OMT there.

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    #496902

    I seen that Fein also just came out with something like the locking mechanism . For sure looks like it’s fast blade change .

    Always willing to learn .

    #496975

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I seen that Fein also just came out with something like the locking mechanism . For sure looks like it’s fast blade change .

    Pretty sure I read starlock is a collaboration between Bosch and Fein.

    #497052

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    looks interesting and costly but I am happy with the model I have and will wait until the new 18v version comes out.

    #497053

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

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    #497054

    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I saw a video a few months ago on it when it was posted here in the topics list and it is very impressive . It is a huge improvement .

    #497057

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    So am I – and I already have two…. Dont need it, but solidly in the WANT column

    #497065

    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    same here. I would prolly get the 12V model rather than a 18V

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    #497079

    jzmtl
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    Montreal, QC

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    So am I – and I already have two…. Dont need it, but solidly in the WANT column

    The 12v model I have actually suffers from being too light on some applications, the body would starts to shake whereas the 3 amp corded (a lot heavier) shows no sign of vibration. So even if they upgrade the 12v to brushless, it’ll still have problem of too light.

    #497086

    I seen that Fein also just came out with something like the locking mechanism . For sure looks like it’s fast blade change .

    Pretty sure I read starlock is a collaboration between Bosch and Fein.

    I guess that makes since there both a German company .

    Always willing to learn .

    #497119

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    So am I – and I already have two…. Dont need it, but solidly in the WANT column

    The 12v model I have actually suffers from being too light on some applications, the body would starts to shake whereas the 3 amp corded (a lot heavier) shows no sign of vibration. So even if they upgrade the 12v to brushless, it’ll still have problem of too light.

    Oh I still have 2 corded ones. One is almost done though…it gets really hot and really now. I just want the cordless for small tasks in finish work and cabinetry.

    Andrew

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    #497130

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    So am I – and I already have two…. Dont need it, but solidly in the WANT column

    The 12v model I have actually suffers from being too light on some applications, the body would starts to shake whereas the 3 amp corded (a lot heavier) shows no sign of vibration. So even if they upgrade the 12v to brushless, it’ll still have problem of too light.

    Oh I still have 2 corded ones. One is almost done though…it gets really hot and really now. I just want the cordless for small tasks in finish work and cabinetry.

    Ah I see, it should do just fine then. It is really handy over the corded one, for small cuts it’ll be done by the time you get all the cords sorted out.

    #497157

    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    some news from toolguyd about the different pricing about OIS and Starlock blades.

    http://toolguyd.com/bosch-starlock-blades-for-your-older-oscillating-multi-tool-question/

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    #497166

    jzmtl
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    Montreal, QC

    Hmm, wonder if regular OIS blade will be phased out or will coexist with starlock. I’m guessing eventual phase out.

    #497169

    Hmm, wonder if regular OIS blade will be phased out or will coexist with starlock. I’m guessing eventual phase out.

    I think they will be phased out since the basic Starlock is ois compatible. The reason for the different levels is because the plus and Max need heavier tools to take advantage of the blades.

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    #497198

    Doobie
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    Hmm, wonder if regular OIS blade will be phased out or will coexist with starlock. I’m guessing eventual phase out.

    I think they will be phased out since the basic Starlock is ois compatible. The reason for the different levels is because the plus and Max need heavier tools to take advantage of the blades.

    Frankly, that’s hard to say. I still use my 15 year old Fein with adapters. I do also have a newer one as well. These are just great tools, and all manufacturers come forward with keeping this tool category alive. There’s still a lot of market penetrating they have not done yet with these tools. They want these OMT tools to be on par with circ saws imo one day with how everyone will have one.

    #497227

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I have the 2.5 amp, had it for about 4 years now, I actually don’t use it as much as I thought I would, mainly for caulk removal outside, and the odd job here and there,

    That being said, I would definitely get the newer cordless version, just to be on the same battery platform,

    Maybe I should be trying to sell before they phase the older ones out?

    #497233

    I have the 2.5 amp, had it for about 4 years now, I actually don’t use it as much as I thought I would, mainly for caulk removal outside, and the odd job here and there,

    That being said, I would definitely get the newer cordless version, just to be on the same battery platform,

    Maybe I should be trying to sell before they phase the older ones out?

    We have to see if the new Starlocks work on the 2.5A (if necessary, using the OIS adaptor) – If it does, you are still perfect for consumables. If not, reserve some blades and such, and use it on abusive jobs. Dont forget, sharpening is a PITA (some have had more success than I have) but removing the teeth entirely and making it a scraper is pretty easy. And I tend to scrape some nasty crap that I would prefer to keep away from a newer tool

    Besides, the 2.5A is only about 100$ these days, including blades. A used one, without consumables, probably isn’t worth the effort to sell it for the little you can get.
    On the current generation, my 2.5A has already become my loan-out-to-family model, and I use it for removing old grout and ancient wallpaper. Messy jobs

    #497236

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I am still holding my breath for a brushless 12v/10.8v OMT with the Starlock…

    I wonder if the new Dremel OMT is brushless? It has a 7amp high performance motor but it is corded.

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    #497304

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I have the 2.5 amp, had it for about 4 years now, I actually don’t use it as much as I thought I would, mainly for caulk removal outside, and the odd job here and there,

    That being said, I would definitely get the newer cordless version, just to be on the same battery platform,

    Maybe I should be trying to sell before they phase the older ones out?

    We have to see if the new Starlocks work on the 2.5A (if necessary, using the OIS adaptor) – If it does, you are still perfect for consumables. If not, reserve some blades and such, and use it on abusive jobs. Dont forget, sharpening is a PITA (some have had more success than I have) but removing the teeth entirely and making it a scraper is pretty easy. And I tend to scrape some nasty crap that I would prefer to keep away from a newer tool

    Besides, the 2.5A is only about 100$ these days, including blades. A used one, without consumables, probably isn’t worth the effort to sell it for the little you can get.
    On the current generation, my 2.5A has already become my loan-out-to-family model, and I use it for removing old grout and ancient wallpaper. Messy jobs

    yah i agree with you, keep the old one as the lend out to family tool section. Specially the ones that don’t know what they are doing and tend to wreak all your stuff.

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