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Old 12-11-2004, 08:19 AM
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Anyone have any experience/thoughts on the Rotozip tool? http://www.rotozip.com/tooldetails.aspx?p_intToolID=4 Canadian Tire has it on sale, with the circle cutting guide for $79.99 right now. I would mainly be using it to cut out circles in MDF, I figure if I am cutting 3/4" I will have to go pretty slow. I know most people will say to pick up a router, but I don't have much of a shop to work with. If I can cut out the occasional hole, make speaker spacer rings, and maybe use a grinding attachment to grind off some paint for a ground, then this will fit the bill for me. Thanks for any advice given......

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Old 12-11-2004, 09:10 AM
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imo its a waste of money IF you are just going to use it for cutting out circles.there are not made strong enough and will not last very long.

i would rather spend the money on a plunge router they can be bought for cheap at canadian tire and another $10 get you a bit .and will probly last a lot longer than a roto zip.

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Originally posted by Jeepbeats:
Anyone have any experience/thoughts on the Rotozip tool? I know most people will say to pick up a router,
Pick up a router. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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POS the bits cant handle cutting mdf board. I tried it. Even with a bit that was suppose to cut metal.
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I have a rotozip and I cut mdf all the time. That's all I use it for. I love it.
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Originally posted by 00Civic:
I have a rotozip and I cut mdf all the time. That's all I use it for. I love it.
Cool. Thanks for all of the input people, 00Civic when you cut 3/4" do you take a couple of passes at it? Have you used the cirle-cutting jig with it?
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I use the circle jig yes. I have to go really slow when I cut 3/4. If you go to fast it heats up to much. But the price was right when I bought mine so I could not turn it down.
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I havn't actually used the rotozip, but in my experience with cantire multitools, the all suck. They do twice as many jobs half as good. You're better off to buy a real router
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Originally posted by Drew:
I havn't actually used the rotozip, but in my experience with cantire multitools, the all suck. They do twice as many jobs half as good. You're better off to buy a real router
True, but the one they have on sale is the Rotozip brand, made by Bosch.
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