Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 34
  1. #1
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Rotozip frm home depot

    What are peoples opinions of this? Is it at all powerful, enough to do some wood working?
    And about how much does it weigh in at?
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  2. #2
    Go Titans!! sunninho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Culver City, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Eddy Merckx Team SC - Record - Rolf Prima Vigor; Andy Hampsten Cinghiale - Dura Ace 7800 - Rolf Elan Aero
    Posts
    2,490
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What does it do?
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
    --Paul Bourget

  3. #3
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Its a rotary tool, like a dremel.
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  4. #4
    close to 2000 madbiker555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    ontario, canada
    My Bikes
    05 Brodie Diablo - 06 Norco 416
    Posts
    1,857
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why not just use a dremel?

  5. #5
    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Ma
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
    Posts
    6,481
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used to watch the infomercial all the time during the summer.

    Sorry that was random, but somewhat pertained to the topic...
    ----------------------------------------------------------

  6. #6
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Why not just use a dremel?
    Because a rotozip appears to be beefier
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  7. #7
    Spinone Italiano Fat Boy Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    My Bikes
    2000 Gary Fisher Marlin, 2006 Scattante CFR (the 2002 Bianchi Giro found a new home)
    Posts
    338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got a RotoZip. I like it. I used it to cut some ceramic tiles with a diamond blade. It worked pretty well. It probably wieghs around 1.5 pounds.

    Steve
    -you can never have too many tools
    Pedal fast, feel the wind in your face, be grateful that life is good.

    -2000 Gary Fisher (red and yellow)
    -2006 Scanttante CFR (black beauty carbon)
    -the 2002 Bianchi Giro (red) found a new home after 3000+ miles

  8. #8
    Sensible shoes. CastIron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    St. Paul,MN
    My Bikes
    A few.
    Posts
    8,799
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Because a rotozip appears to be beefier
    I've got both (and many, many more). Get the Dremel 400XPR in the kit. Way more useful. You want beefy? Get a router. Can't decide between the two? Get the new Bosch mini-router.
    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    Why am I in your signature.

  9. #9
    45 miles/week Eggplant Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    Jamis Aurora
    Posts
    2,020
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    I've got both (and many, many more). Get the Dremel 400XPR in the kit. Way more useful. You want beefy? Get a router. Can't decide between the two? Get both.
    Correction in bold.
    Treasurer, HHCMF Club
    Now living in the land of the cheesesteak.
    But working at a job where I can't surf BikeForums all day any more...

  10. #10
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well i dont need any accessories for the dremel, all i need is a way to hold a cutter and i am happy. NO sanding wheels, no slitting saws, all that is useless.

    I was thinking about getting a Porter Cable or Hitachi router, but i just dont think i need to spend that kind of money for what i will be doing.

    Thanks for the comment FatBoyBiker. I think if the rotozip can cut tile, it can sure do some wood without problem!
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  11. #11
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a dremel myself, being an avid case-modder.

    The roto-zip is beefier, but it's also a bit unwieldy IMO...just not as easy to use for ultra fine detail work as a dremel is.

    To put it in perspective, I can freehand a perfect (as in hole saw perfect) 120mm hole into 16ga sheet aluminum with relative ease on a dremel...I do go through drums and discs like mad however.

    The flex-shaft for dremel IMO is almost worthless. I only use it when I can't fit the dremel tool into that area reasonably.

    Oh, and buy a big kit as soon as possible...if you get the dremel branded one, get the kit with the circular mini-saw...I found it very useful for cutting through the fiberboard backs of cheap furniture/desks and such. The cube furniture I bought from target I'm using as an A/V stand has a nice cutout in the back I made with that mini-saw...took less than 3 minutes.
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

  12. #12
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WEll it sounds like rotozip is the way to go. I dont need any accessories exept cutters for wood anyways
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  13. #13
    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rotozip can be a little tough to control compared to a dremel or a jig saw, but it does cut pretty fast. I was working in the tool department at Sears when they came out, and they were a pretty hot selling item. Definitely not as hot as the Gearwrench, though.
    "The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

  14. #14
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Luckily for me, i wont be controlling it
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  15. #15
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ahh, so this will be the actual cutting apparatus on your CNC rig I assume?
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

  16. #16
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Ahh, so this will be the actual cutting apparatus on your CNC rig I assume?
    Bingo
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  17. #17
    works for truffles pigmode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    2,038
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was given one a few years ago--a big box with all kinds of stuff in it. Never used it, in fact I don't even know where it is.

  18. #18
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It should do fine for that application, just buy plenty of extra bits.

    The downside to the high RPMs is the bits tend to burn up pretty quickly.

    ...for all I know, you might be throwing a custom chuck on it to fit bigger bits...if so just keep in mind the poor torque these high RPM small motors have.

    I would be more inclined towards using a power drill motor, and a gear-based transmission to allow the chuck to spin at the high RPMs desired. Hard part is finding gears
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

  19. #19
    works for truffles pigmode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    2,038
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For routing style tasks, plunging and edging, high rpms are de rigeur. The purpose is to get a smoother finished cut. If you look at the pro dremel style tools for metal, they tend to spin at around 30,000.

  20. #20
    Senior Member diddidit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    West Michigan
    My Bikes
    Black Ruby, Big Red, and a nameless Schwinn MTB
    Posts
    304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Bingo
    I suggest using 1/4" bits - the 1/8" ones break too easily, unless you're going through thin and/or flimsy stuff.

    What will you be cutting?

    did

  21. #21
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I will be be cutting wood, plastics, wax, and butterboard. Once in a blue moon MAYBE light aluminum, but i dont count on it.
    Variable speed is what i really want, like 15-30k in the RPM.
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  22. #22
    works for truffles pigmode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    2,038
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OT: who's the dude with the glove?

  23. #23
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A proctologist

    There is a story behind it, im not that insane
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Okanagan Valley, BC
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I took one back.

    I have a dremel (or three) and for the Heavier tasks that I wanted to the Roto-Zip to do - frankly a variable speed laminate trimmer works better.

  25. #25
    works for truffles pigmode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    2,038
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a laminate trimmer also. It can handle smaller router bits.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •