Where can I find ratings for Rockwell Sonicrafter cutting tools?

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Forum topic by blackthumb posted 03-09-2009 10:13 PM 3827 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2009 10:13 PM

I want to look into this tool, (as seen on TV). I would like to find a source that does ratings similar to consumer reports. Anybody know of anything like that?

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 12:14 AM

One review is at They liked it. If you Google it you can usually find enough reviews to get a good idea of a tool’s value in the shop.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#2 posted 03-10-2009 06:06 AM

Thanks jeh, that’s what I was looking for, gives a comparison between Rockwell, Dremel and Fein.

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 02:45 PM

Hi all,
I am new here but love my power tools. I just bought this and the most influencial site was the one above that jeh412 provided. I am going to knock down a wall, but need to keep the header, and feel this would be the best tool for the job. I will need the plunge cut ability, I do not want to purchase a recip saw, this looks like the right tool. I imagine it will probably pay for itself shortly, if I do it right.
As the site suggests I got the whole shabang since there seems to be some problems with getting accessories. I managed to find a free shipping company and saved there.

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 07:47 PM

I have one. I needed to modify my machine bench which was 30” deep by ~12’ long to lower a section for my new RAS in order to keep the table heights the same so that it would be the same height for the planer outfeed and the chop saw table height. The bench is made of 2×4 rails vertically orientated running horizontal the length of front and rear of the bench. I also had a vertical support in the area I needed to lower. A circular saw couldn’t get into the areas of the 2×4s I needed to cut down so I bought a Crocodile saw, better but still not great. I then thought of these Fein like tools.

I was inclined to get the Dremel but it’s straight saw attachment only cut to a depth of 1-1/4” and the Rockwell’s went to 1-3/8”. I really wanted the Dremel for $99 and the Rockwell was $119 but the 1-3/8” became the deciding factor. The Rockwell also came with the gold diamond edge cutter and the Dremel did not. To get that cutter for the Dremel would have been another $25 so that being the case, it made them pretty even.

I used it to rough cut the 2×4’s down and it did quite well and the blade held up much to my surprise, I thought it might dull quickly but it did not. It’s not accurate enough for finish cutting though, I tired just to see, even with a board clamped on as a guide to keep it straight and level. That was ok though because I left enough material to use a router and sled to mill it to the finish height I needed.

I’ve used it twice after that those times cutting MDF, again only to rough out, using that same 1-3/8” blade and again, it did well. It definitely has enough power to get the job done, so I’d have to say I’m pretty satisfied with it for that type of use. I tried in on a piece of scrap oak to to see and it did ok there too.

I haven’t tried the round saw, the diamond cutter, or the sanding attachment, but I’m confident based on how the flat saw preformed it’ll be just fine.

One other note, replacement attachments for the Rockwell seem to be less expensive then for the Dremel and all were readily available at Menard’s.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 08:12 PM

dremel is the cheapest but rockwell is the most value :D


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