Sears Rockwell RK5100K SoniCrafter Multifunction Tool Kit (00989173000P)
1 consumer review
Rockwell SoniCrafter Tool does not live up to ads
Dec 14, 2009
Review by whyoming
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros:Multifunction-and it isn't too heavy. Not very noisy.
Cons:Product has known defect-loose bolt and poor design. Lost quality of the Rockwell brand.
The Bottom Line: I would recommend buying separate tools and forget about the lure of multifunction convenience.
I have only used the saw blade so far and encountered a very possible hazardous flaw: the Allen head bolt that holds the tool blades comes loose, no matter how much it is tightened. I had to call Rockwell tech support and they sent what looked like a similar bolt but it must be just slightly different in diameter because the bolt held a little bit better, but it still loosened with the vibrations. Oh, yes, the agent seemed very familiar with this problem and immediately said a replacement bolt would fix the problem. It seems this is a known defect. There is really no safety catch to prevent the saw blade from possibly causing injury because it swivels loose and spins to the side. Also the saw blade wasn't very sharp or I was wary of putting too much pressure on it as the bolt still loosened.
Recommend this product?
Also, the manual had very little in the way of instructions or diagrams for a clear explanation of installing the various blades and polishers, and there are no indications on the variable speed wheel - totally a trial and error thing. The tool gets hot very quickly, even doing very light work.
I wanted a multifunction tool to do small fix up jobs in the home, but I am not too sure this tool is worth the money.
Read all comments (2)
Share this product review with your friends
3 Amp Universal Sonicrafter X2 with Hyperlock - RK5140K. 1-3/8-in Universal End Cut Blade. 3-1/8-in Semi-Circular Saw Blade. Rigid Scraper Blade. Sand...
High-frequency osillation cuts only hard materials, keeping hands safer Cuts wood, thin metals, fiberglass, masonry, plastic, flooring, and more Varia...
Shop for Power Tools at The Home Depot. The Rockwell RK5140K Sonic rafter with hyper lock is three systems in one making it the most efficient oscilla...
Rockwell 12pc Sonicrafter Hyperlock with Universal Fit Oscillating Tool Kit RK5140K What's in the Box (1) 3-amp Sonicrafter with Hyperlock tool,(1) 1-...
Rockwell's 12-piece Sonicrafter oscillating tool kit is equipped with everything you need to tackle a variety of projects, whether you're a profession...
Universal accessory interface for compatibility with all brands' accessories. Hyperlock tool-free mechanism for secure accessory changes. Versatile os...
ROCKWELL Sonicrafter 21 PC Oscillating Tool 2.3 Amp *This item is new, unused, unopened, undamaged and in original packaging This tool features Micros...
12V Cordless Lithium-Ion Universal Sonicrafter Kit - RK2522K2. (2) 12V Lithium-Ion Batteries. 12V Lithium-Ion 30 Minute Charger. 1-3/8-in Bi-Metal End...
Rockwell RK5139K Universal Sonicrafter Multi-Tool Store Home Shop By Brands DeWalt Milwaukee Makita Bosch Hitachi Bostitch Porter Cable All Products A...
SoniCrafter 20pc - Canvas Bag RK5100K *** Brand New *** The Rockwell SoniCrafter 20-piece Kit with Canvas Bag is ideal for beginners and do-it-yoursel...