questionsdo you have any experience with rockwell power…

vote-for14vote-against
vote-for3vote-against

I haven't used the Multimax, but my wife got me a Dremmel cordless Li-Ion rotary tool for Christmas last year. It's totally shot after just 20 minutes or so of use. They offered to replace it but the bad taste in my mouth turned me away from Dremmel forever.

vote-for2vote-against

@capguncowboy: Thank you. I always thought that Dremel makes (or "made") robust rotary tools. I have an older Craftsman equivalent and that works ok after many years.

I have never used one of these oscillating tools before, I also wonder if others can comment on that, too?

vote-for4vote-against

@lll0228: I don't have any experience with Rockwell tools. I've got an oscillating tool I got at Harbor Freight. It's a great tool and very versatile. I've used it for scraping floors, cutting drywall (much cleaner than a saw), trimming wood molding, etc. The only thing about it I don't like is that it is single speed. They have a variable speed one now.

vote-for4vote-against

@tbgolladay: @lll0228: Another nod to the Harbor Freight multi-tool. The current version of the single speed isn't all that good (the original version was great), but their variable speed one is very well made and well worth the $40 or so (use a coupon or a 20% off coupon).

vote-for2vote-against

@tbgolladay: @narfcake: Thank you both! I'll take a look at the Harbor Freight one now. It's really inexpensive, too. $22 for the single-speed and $50 for the variable speed?! Holy cow. Thank you!

vote-for4vote-against

@lll0228: I've seen the single speed for as little as $17 with a coupon ... but with its q/c issues, opt for the variable speed one. There are 20% off coupons all the time ... $50 - 20% = $40.

vote-for2vote-against

My brother bought one of the HF ones and it's good for occasional use: it is HF after all. For serious/professional use go with the Rockwell. It will run circles around the Dremel.

vote-for1vote-against

@jsimsace: Thank you! I am doing a whole house remodeling for our vacation home, it will get a lot of use. I just found a Rockwell refurbished set on Amazon (73-piece accessories!) for less than $70, I think I will go with that!

vote-for1vote-against

@narfcake: And thanks once again. $17 that's pretty crazy...

vote-for1vote-against

Oh, and just in case any one was wondering, I found this refurbed Rockwell on Pinterest. http://www.pinerly.com/c/oLKQjW/ - $69.28, a Rockwell SonicCraft Oscillating Tool with a 73-piece tool kit!