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Old 10-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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Anybody have one?

I just bought to use as a "roto-zip" and cut through some OSB, not sure that I am impressed. It does to the job, just not very well. I think I may be better buying a jig saw, and cutting 4 holes and going corner to corner to cut out an outlet box.

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Roto Zips only work well in drywall----They are slow and eat up bits--and do a poor job--on any other material that I have attempted to cut.

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Thanks Mike,

Looks like im going to go buy a jig saw
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Sometimes the old way is still the best way.

If the price is not to high look at the 'orbital' cut versions--they cut faster and don't seem to burn up the blades as quickly.

I don't own one myself----my ancient Sears one refuses to die and I don't use a jig saw very often.
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look at the 'orbital' cut versions--they cut faster and don't seem to burn up the blades as quickly.
Much nicer when cutting curves too.

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Sometimes the old way is still the best way.
That one can sure be a tough sell here sometimes.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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In your original post you mentioned "an outlet box". Nothing beats the feeling of taking home a brand new power tool, so certainly not trying to sway you one way or the other, but if you are literally concerned with "an outlet box", you could get by for as little as about $2, I imagine anyway, for a one-end handle for a hack saw blade, or you go deluxe and buy a keyhole saw, I imagine for less than $20. Otherwise, I agree with a jig saw over the Trio. Like Mike, my jig saw is old, or at least broken in, probably around 50 years, and I don't use it a lot, but often enough that I would have a hard time not having one.
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. Like Mike, my jig saw is old, or at least broken in, probably around 50 years, and I don't use it a lot, but often enough that I would have a hard time not having one.
My tools aren't old---they are well trained and highly experienced!!!
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I'd like to think that, but I must be doing a poor job training some of them, because they still make dumb mistakes some days! And take a square as an example; I don't have many that are newer than 20 or so years, but they get more like an old mule every day. Some days the 16's don't even bother to show up, unless I take my glasses off, wrinkle my nose, and scowl at them.
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BTW, you don't need to drill holes at the corners. Practice plunge cutting on some scrap. That one technique doubles the utility of any power saw, circular, recip or jig.

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