If you are a reasonably competent DIY (or maybe even a beginner) this is an ideal tool for the right job.
The one star review of spares is woefully out of date - just look anywhere and spares can be obtained.
The report on danger when retightening - does anyone REALLY mess aroung with the sharp end of an electric device without unplugging - madness.
So here goes...
I bought this to aid fixing laminate flooring around doors. I needed something easier than a handsaw to cut the architrave horizontally to allow the flooring to slide underneath. There is no doubt in my mind that it saved me a lot of time and my idea of buying this, rather than get someone else to come in, saved my a lot of money.
The two blades supplied are a very fine cut and I started cutting with the semi circular vibrating cutter (it does not revolve, just vibrates when cutting) and finished off, where needed, with the chisel-like attachment. Eventually they did blunt but are still usable after cutting out 2 doors both sides and another two on one side only. I also had to cut an awkward piece at the bottom of the stairs as well as undercutting the bottom stair around a bend slightly. The bottom stair has a curve and I didn't want to try and measure the curve so cut it approximatley and used the semi cicular tool to cut a curve made with a pencil line. I do have a jigsaw but this was fine for this particular job. I finished off in some parts using the tool vertically to cut my new flooring to a better matched shape. All in all 5 stars
I thought... how about trimming the bottom of a door where it scraped across my new floor, and also against the kitchen floor tiles. Neither was a major problem but has annoyed me for ages. I used a wall paper scraper flat on the floor where the door scraped, used the chisel attachment with the tool held verticall and the chisel attachement on top of the scraper (to protect the existing flooring slowly pulled the door over the top. This was an unbelievable success. As long as I went slowly, there was no splintereing as the tool attachments are a very fine cut.
Another 5 stars.
Any DIY person will know to let the tool do the work and not press too hard. This is the same here. use it gently and if necessary you can start with the tool and mix it with a handsaw for various jobs.
I have a circular saw for bigger jobs but this really is a beauty.
If the pictures don't show it properly, the bolt (that can be tightened OK) is not proud to the attachments, allowing the attachments to be used on a flat surface As I have tried to descibe when trimming the bottom of the door.
A very good piece of equipment !