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Zel1 04-30-2009 08:18 AM

Rotozip: dissapointed
Has anyone else had problems with Rotozips? I've been through 3 of them in the last few weeks. I bought the one with the right angle attachment so you can run small cutting blades on it. The first 2 died while cutting aluminum siding. Both times I returned it and got another. I eventually got the job done with them. Now, I go to use it to cut 1/4" deep grooved in pavers, so I can break them relatively straight. I got about 4 of the bricks done and the thing just died. I was not forcing the tool, simply letting it glide and make the cut. It comes with a masonry bit, so theres no excuse for it not to work. Looks like I will return it again.:furious:

DangerMouse 04-30-2009 08:48 AM

never used one before, but.... where are they making them now? hmmmmmmm
sounds pretty crappy to me.....


JCAHILL4 04-30-2009 12:39 PM

Its a rotozip, not an angle grinder.

Rehabber 04-30-2009 01:02 PM

About the only thing I ever found the Rotozip did well was make cutouts in drywall :huh:

Zel1 04-30-2009 09:14 PM


It is sold with blades specifically for cutting masonry, metal, wood, etc. If they sell such blades, I would assume it would work for those materials.

PaliBob 05-01-2009 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by JCAHILL4 (Post 267641)
Its a rotozip, not an angle grinder.

Agreed, The rotozip is for light duty stuff

Get a cheapo angle grinder:

To make straight cuts with any brand 4 or 4-1/2" grinder here is a neat attachment that is surprisingly well built:

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