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Old 04-30-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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never used one before, but.... where are they making them now? hmmmmmmm
sounds pretty crappy to me.....


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Old 04-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Its a rotozip, not an angle grinder.
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About the only thing I ever found the Rotozip did well was make cutouts in drywall
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JCAHILL4 View Post
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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