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Grumpy

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09-26-2017 11:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rotorazer multi power saw

I saw an advert for the rotorazer while in the States.

https://www.buyrotorazer.com/
As usual with these promotions it all looked too good to be true.
Does anyone have one?
Is it as good as claimed?
Is it worth the money?
Feedback would be greatly appreciated
Regards
Tony

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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#1 posted 09-26-2017 11:24 PM

Tools sold that way are almost always
overpriced, overhyped and of dubious
quality. It’s the nature of the business
model. It’s not that they’re out to rip
people off as a matter of principle, it’s
that the costs of making sales is really
high.

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 11:30 PM

Thanks Loren

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 09-27-2017 12:56 AM

Was it $19.95 and if you order right now you get two of them?
There are a lot of ads like that every week. I never buy one from them to say if they are worth it or not.
Some do look pretty good though.

Did you order one, Tony?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-27-2017 01:12 AM

A trim router fitted with a spiral cutter will do exactly the same and at least you know the quality of your tool.

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#5 posted 09-27-2017 01:21 AM

Sears sold something that looked similar
called a Trak-cut. On first glance it looked
like a useful niche tool for things like overhead
work and cutting paneling. Users weren’t
all delighted with the design or performance
though, and like the Roto-razor, it was over
a hundred bucks.

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#6 posted 09-27-2017 01:30 AM

First I heard of it or at least seen it. Looks to be expensive unless you can justify a good use for it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 09-27-2017 07:32 AM

hhumpf…. Tony you know, it’s worth the money only if you like owning one !
these tools are not really good as sellers want they appear to be, never powerful enough and
seldom useful for some good job. I’ve got a very similar tool, a plunge saw with 3”-1/2 blade, 600W (powerplus mini plunge) allegedly unmatched for easy and quick work with “one-hand-only” driving, but almost never used because there is no way to go straight without guides (you do not see the blade) or to cut some wood thicker than 1/2 inch even if plywood.
It’s on the shelf since after I’ve used it to trim a new wood floor along walls (the reason I’ve bought it).
Well, this is only my experience, may be others have different opinions, but I would end up saying that’s better a regular circular saw.

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#8 posted 09-27-2017 11:37 AM

I have the Worx version. Works good for plywood up to 3/4, corrugated steel sheets and similar.

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#9 posted 09-27-2017 04:01 PM

Worx looks like a real tool.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 09-28-2017 03:52 AM

Thanks for all the good feedback Jocks. I was a bit suspicious that’s why I asked the question.
The Worx tool however does seem to have possibilities.
Jim, no I haven’t ordered one. I have seen prices up to $250 AUD which is much higher than I would pay for what is a bit of a handyman tool.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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