August 2, 2012
We use our MultiMaster frequently both at our all wood home and to sand teak on our Hans Christian sailboat. The pads do wear out at the tips if I am purposefully sanding in areas that require detail, but I am usually very cognizant of wear on the tips of the sandpaper itself. rotating the sand paper triangle seems to lengthen the life of the hook and loop pad. We have not expreienced the "melting" issue experienced by others and have used out Fein tool for over three years (a lot). Charles Hall; s/v First Light
August 23, 2010
Need to be VERY careful when changing sanding sheets, as it's easy to pull the sanding pad apart.
July 5, 2010
If you are doing a lot of detail sanding you will want to get a stack of these. They work great but are awfully expensive. Keep an eye out to make sure your sandpaper doesn't wear down too far -- the next step is into this part. In theory if you always change your sandpaper in time you will never need to change this. In reality you will change them every 20 pads or so.
November 8, 2010
After my first sand job with this tool (very mild application to some window trim) the sanding attachment had melted at the pressure points. I hadn't applied much pressure at all. Now the sanding pads won't attach because the 'hooks' are a melted mess.
October 25, 2010
I love the Fein multimaster but they really cheaped out with these replacement pads. After having three of them fall apart, pad peeling right off the smooth stainless plate to which they are glued, I took them to the drill press, countersunk holes in the pad, screwed them each together with 3 SS #8s with nylon locknuts and ... viola, no more problem. This would have been much easier if done before they fall apart. Matter o' fact, it would be even easier if theey were manufacturered that way. For the prices being charged for Fein attachments, they should do this to start (and custom engrave them and put them in a velvet-line box)! Just my too sense.
January 28, 2010
The Fein multimaster is a great tool that I use all the time in the restoration of a 45 year old sailboat. And these sanding pads work very well except for the fact that I have pulled the rubber pad off the metal backer on everyone I have owned accidentally by removing the sandpaper when it is spent. The hook and loop holds so well that the glue holding the pad to the metal backer lets go before the hook and loop does. You have to be very careful to pry the sandpaper off the rubber pad.