Roto Zip Corded Spiral Saw

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  • RotoZip Spiral Saw: a "Must Have" for the do-it-yourselfer!

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatile, easy to use, light weight, powerful
    Cons: Requires a little practice

    Summary: I am generally not around TVs during the hours when infomercials run, so I learned about the RotoZip spiral saw from a friend of mine who thought it might be a useful tool for my recent kitchen remodel. Boy, was he right! Not only did I use it ... read more

  • A fantastic tool

    Jan 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very versatile and affordable tool That cuts a wide variety of materials
    Cons: None

    Summary: I bought this tool at lowes as a supplement to my vast and sometimes out of hand tool armada...But heck, I had gift cards to blow so it looked very appealing to me based on the reviews of others and the slick infomercials! This tool is called ... read more

  • My RotoZip

    Apr 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, weight, ease of use
    Cons: none yet

    Summary: I was hesitant to buy a Rotozip based on some of the reviews. But, at my local distributor, they told me they have sold hundreds with zero complaints. I was considering the DeWalt, but was not available at this store. The Porter-Cable looked like it ... read more

  • All show no go

    Dec 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks good in display case.
    Cons: Doesn't work

    Summary: The roto zip and it's developing family of cousins from other brands is being marketed as a competitor and superior replacement for standard tools such as skill saws and reciprocating saws. Statistics experience and common sense are all contrary to these ... read more

  • RotoZip: Serious users BEWARE

    Dec 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handy, versatile, compact
    Cons: Exaggerated utility

    Summary: I loved my Rebel RotoZip and its companion accessory, the ZipMate angle drive. I first used the straight saw to cut outlet openings for drywall. WOW! I ran out and purchased a circle cutter, a large assortment of bits, diamond wheel for ... read more

  • Rotozip is still not perfected

    Nov 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for sheetrock, thin wood.
    Cons: Bits break, tough to make straight cuts

    Summary: I recently remodeled one of the bathrooms in my house. I purchased the Rotozip to help me with some of the cuts. What I found from the Rotozip is that they count on you buying the expensive accesories and constantly replacing your bits. I was able to ... read more

  • ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP

    Jun 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: CUTS CLEAN EDGES
    Cons: CAN GET AWAY FROM YOU

    Summary: I bought this tool from Home Depot cause I had an ad from Sears for a cheaper price and @ HD they give you the sale price plus an additional 10%. So since I wanted to buy it anyway I got it just in time for my remodel job of redoing my main ... read more

  • What did we do before the RotoZip ???

    May 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatile, Easy to use and compact
    Cons: There's a learning curve, Zip Mate attachment is difficult to align/attach

    Summary: I must start out by saying..."I'm not an infomercial kind of shopper, but the RotoZip lives up to all the hype." With that out of the way, let's jump into the review. OVERALL USES (10/10): Besides the obvious dry wall plunge cutting, I ... read more

  • You don't have everything till you have one

    Apr 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes otherwise annoying tasks very easy
    Cons: Can be tricky to control at times

    Summary: I got a Rotozip last year for my birthday and have recently been putting it through its paces. I am sheet rocking an addition on my house and started using it to cut out various recessed lights, fixture boxes, outlets, and wall boxes all over the room. ... read more

  • Couldn't Resist A Sale

    Mar 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent for sheet rock work, moderate price
    Cons: Not good on thicker material, breaks bits poor location of speed control

    Summary: I recently purchased a Roto Zip Rebel at a local Home Depot mainly because it was on sale for $55. I had always wanted to try using a cut out tool for sheet rock work, and this was my opportunity. With a little practice I found the tool excellent for ... read more

  • a hobbyist's tool, not for real work

    Mar 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, not too super loud
    Cons: weak motor, breaks bits, hard to control, poor speed control position

    Summary: This is a gimmick tool. It is advertised as a do-it-all miracle tool, and, as is usual with such claims, it is ultimately a disappointment. I usually break a bit within one or two minutes of taking it from the package, and they're not cheap. I find ... read more

  • An excellent power tool

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, lightweight, relatively inexpensive.
    Cons: Freehand cutting takes practice.

    Summary: I actually purchased the rotozip at a local hardware 'superstore' before seeing the infomercials. My first use for the tool was squares from 1/4" plywood. The first squares I cut were anything but square. The tools high RPMs and high torque make ... read more

  • I think it tries too hard

    Mar 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for sheetrock. Good for "odd" cuts
    Cons: Messy, blades break.

    Summary: I received this tool as a gift. I got the huge super-duper package. The tool, the case, the circle guide, and the angle grinder attachment. As much as I like the concept of this tool, it just leaves me feeling like something is missing. The tool is ... read more

  • If stranded on a desert island....

    Jan 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely versatile, Lightweight and you definately get your moneys worth.
    Cons: None really, just takes practice.

    Summary: After witnessing the infomercial several times on television, I decided I was not going to take a chance on another one of these too good to be true gadgets. Luckily for me, my father in law had the opposite approach and got me one for christmas! ... read more

  • Rotozip Rebel, A Nifty Little Tool!

    Jan 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: versatile, light weight,
    Cons: Takes some practice for intricate work., this particular model has only 2 speeds.

    Summary: For years I have been using scroll saws, jig saws and any other power tool that will help me make all the wood designs I could ever want. These wood designs range from the large yard ornaments to the smallest intricate scroll saw designs. I have all the ... read more

  • Worth a look, and buy it !

    Dec 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, ease of manuverability, price.
    Cons: none

    Summary: What a great tool. I was using a Dremel for most of my drywall cutouts and ceramic tile cutouts. But I fried the Dremel. I then bought a Rotozip. Wow, what a difference. Nothing against the Dremel but it wasn't made to take the abuse that the ... read more

  • Don't Throw Away Those Tools Yet!

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for cutting curves and different materials.
    Cons: Makes a loud noise and raises lots of dust.

    Summary: I received the Roto Zip tool as a gift from my loving wife. She wanted to give me something she knew I needed. I am not a master craftsman or someone who dabbles in wood as a hobby. I work in an office and shuffle paper. When I saw the gift I was ... read more

  • A great tool!

    Nov 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, lightweight
    Cons: the cord could get in the way

    Summary: I have had my Roto-zip SCS01 for about a year now. It takes some getting used to, as far as intricate cutting is concerned, but it really cuts very well. I first tried it out on craft items, such as yard art. It worked very well, but like I said before, ... read more

  • A home shop must have

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast and easy
    Cons: Noisy and creates lots of dust

    Summary: I received my RotoZip as a gift and began using the tool on a project with a lot of curves in the cut. I was using a band saw to make my cuts prior to using the RotoZip and found the cutting to be time consuming to say the least. I picked up the RotoZip ... read more

  • RotoZip Jack of all Trades

    Oct 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, versatile, powerful
    Cons: Only RotoZip attachments will work

    Summary: Most men love gadgets, this consumer is especially keen on any product that can make lifes little tasks easier and less time consuming. I initially purchased the RotoZip spiral saw to do some small crafting; however, the tool has turned out to be a 'Jack ... read more

  • Whoa!

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Design
    Cons: That it wasn't around many years ago!

    Summary: I bought this tool before I saw the info-mercial. I saw it at my local Home Depo while getting some accessories for my Dremel Tool. I thought "Cool! Sort of a giant Dremel." It said it cut clean holes in drywall, and I had some ceiling fans ... read more

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