Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Michael47 Only one flaw
I have been using my Rotozip for several years now, as a DIY remodeler around my house. It works great for plunge-starting hole cutouts and doing things that a jig saw is not as good at. This is partially due to the small "footprint" of the cutting bit. My ONLY complaint about Rotozip, is that it is pretty difficult to keep on a line, whether you have scribed a circle to be cut or attempt to go in a straight line (although they do offer an optional circular cutter tool, which I do not have). So, due to its high speed rotary motion, it simply tends to wander, so you have to have an extremely steady hand, or be capable of building a jig for any holes to be cut, or a jig to keep it cutting a straight line. However, going to the trouble of shaping a boundary jig, kind of defeats the purpose of the simplicity of the Rotozip. Now obviously one should be resorting to circular saws and jig saws to perform straight line work since they have blade surfaces which are more friendly to maintaining straight lines. But the Rotozip can certainly complement the use of circular or jig saws, by plunge cutting your starting holes, in the most awkward positions or tight spaces. So, even though its "wandering" weakness is there, I would not give mine up, since it is fantastic at simplifying demolition and removal of things like countertops, sheetrock, or other surfaces that need to be removed without destroying what is underneath them (taking out a bit at a time till you can see behind the surface to be removed). I make my demolition hole progressively larger, not worrying about the shape of the hole, but just getting the opening to the point of assessment. Rotozip can also be controlled in depth of cut to remove a surface without the worry of digging into hidden studs and wiring. All in all a great tool. And would be even better if Rotozip came up with a clever guide that can be temporarily affixed to surfaces without adhesive, nails or screws to hold it in place....hmmm??... suction cups, or low-tack, removable adhesive??
December 6, 2012