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I'm getting ready to place laminate flooring in a room with a brick fireplace. As per Mike's recommendation here, I'd like to use my Dremel Multi-Max tool to cut a space in the base of our brick mantle for the laminate boards to fit under (giving it a cleaner look). .

The only problem now is that the stone-cutting blades I've seen at Home Depot are a bit pricey ($25 - $35 for a single blade). Is there anywhere I could find the blades for a cheaper price? Are there alternate blades I can use from different manufacturers? Or does it have to be made by Dremel? I would assume that the connection type is proprietary in design and only dremel blades will fit on dremel tools.

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I noticed the vote to close. Sorry -- in retrospect, I can see how this question could be a little off-topic. I'll be more vigilant in the future and appreciate the answer! –  Mike B Dec 6 '10 at 22:41
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I really hate to sound like the nay-sayer, but gotta warn you. if you got several feet of brick to undercut at least 1/4inch deep, your gonna have a very tough time doing it with a Dremel multimax tool. Have several blades and a lot of time. This tool is designed for light duty cycles and really not powerful enough to cut long runs of brick. Although an angle grinder and a masonary wheel is much dustier, it will do the job quickly and remove all the material at once, in a fraction of the time –  shirlock homes Dec 8 '10 at 9:02
    
@shirlock Thanks for the heads up. Good to know. Yea, I have about 8 feet of brick to cut into about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. –  Mike B Dec 8 '10 at 15:50

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This online store has them for $15.90 each, and claims to be compatible with Dremel Multi-Max.

EDIT: Taking shirlock's advice in mind, the right tool for the job can make all the difference. I did a bit of searching, and DeWalt has an angle grinder for pretty cheap - only 4x the cost of the multimax blade! Ryobi has one for about half that price too.

Masonry wheels for it are fairly cheap as well. (Although shipping will get you - might want to go to HD or Lowe's for these.)

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Key phrase was: 'dremel multi max compatible diamond blade' via Google Product search –  Doresoom Dec 6 '10 at 17:59
    
Perfect, thanks! –  Mike B Dec 6 '10 at 22:40
    
oOoOh! I didn't know angle grinders were that inexpensive. NICE! Thanks. –  Mike B Dec 8 '10 at 20:23
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There are few situations in which rationalizing reasons to buy new tools isn't the answer. (At least that's what I tell my wife!) :) –  Doresoom Dec 8 '10 at 22:00
    
You can buy a very good DeWalt for around $60.00 and wheels are cheap. –  shirlock homes Dec 10 '10 at 15:40

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