Rotozip... basically useless POS
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:06 AM
This time I was cutting a hole in a hollow core door, well I was trying to anyways. It's hollow with a 1/8' skin of plywood, but alas to much for the wonder tool to handle. By working slow and carefull, I was able to cut out almost 1/3 of my cat door project and only broke 2 bits. As usual, I curse out the foul thing and went after the Dewalt jigsaw to complete this huge project that was too much for the mighty Rotozip.
It doth truly sucketh.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:52 AM
I bought a Roto-Zip tool about 10 years ago and it worked great for the projects I had.
Be sure to use Roto-Zip bits.. not just any drill bits nor router bits.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:48 PM
Old topic. The Roto-Zip is probably an over-rated tool...because the advertizing suggests it is a sort of "do it all" routing/cutting
tool. It isn't, but I've found it good for a couple of tasks: 1) cutting electrical box openings in sheetrock; and, 2) routing out grout
and cutting openings in tiled walls when doing plumbing repairs. You need to use the correct bits (spiral for cutting box openings
in sheetrock, and carbide for the tile work). You also need to move the tool in the correct direction (opposite to the bit rotation) to
control the tool while cutting an opening). Forget about using it for cutting plywood, metal, formica, etc., as such cuts will be sloppy
and there are better tools for those applications...e.g. jig saws,trim saws, and mini-routers (I like Bosch and Porter-Cable).
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