RotoZip does it again!!!

For any of you folks who haven't yet bought a RotoZip...with the ZipMate attachment...you don't know what a great tool yer missin'!!
I'm refinishing out kitchen cabinets...and bought some Ready Strip (great product, BTW) for the face. But I didn't want to wait that long to start on the door and drawer facings. So I took them outside and stripped them with the RotoZip.
About 20 minutes per door...thru about a dozen layers of all kinds of paint! And I don't think I took ANY wood of the doors. There was some scribbling in pencil on the backside of a couple of the doors...and I was able to feather off the paint so that the writing didn't even come off! Then I hit it again to take the pencil marks off.
Two passes to take off all the paint! Just start at the top of the door and run it down.
I used the RotoZip last year to strip 100 years of paint from most of my windows. Just a great little tool for this...if you can take the work outside or don't mind the mess inside.
And I use the router attachment quite a bit, too...for small workloads.
Its basic capabilities, of course, are well known. I just recently used it...with the basic cutting tip...to trim out some aluminum siding for some vinyl windows I put in.
And, no...I have no financial interest in RotoZip.
Have a nice week...
Trent
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Trent,
Never heard of a RotoZip so I did a web search. It's a power tool for the drywaller. The attachment you refer to converts it to a sander/grinder. I've got a sander. What makes the RotoZip any better?
Dave M.
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On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:21:49 GMT, "David Martel"

It started out as a drywall tool, Dave. Its actually a rotary saw...that can be used as a router...grinder...sander.
It operates at 30,000 rpm...much faster than most other sanders...with special sanding disks with 3 large holes in them. Because of the fast speed, you actually see right thru the sanding disk...to the work. And, because of the high speed, the disks don't clog up when removing paint. A sanding disk will usually last me 6 months or longer. And they come in different grits...including a buffing disk if needed.
Its like most tools that you probably own, Mike...you'll very seldom use it. But I wouldn't want to be without mine.
Cutting baseboards when remodeling is another good use. With a reciprocating saw, yer hitting and poking a hole in the will. The RotoZip saw spins to cut...so you can put it right up against the plaster and just cut down fast and clean.
I don't know of any sander that can strip paint. The slow speed just turns the paint into a big gob on the sanding disk.
Have a nice week...
Trent
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Do they sell a wireless version? If so what is the battery life?
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http://www.rotozip.com/tools/scs02.phtml
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com says...

do precise cuts in drywall, its a great tool.

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don't breath that lead paint. and there are other manufactures of these devices. I bought a Ryobi. for less. "If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution." Emma Goldman
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Hey Trent,
Going to take your recommendation and get one of these. Which model do you have / recommend?
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On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 04:28:14 GMT, The Chairman

I've got 2...the original single speed...and the 2 speed. They also have a cordless. I'm not sure of the model numbers.
There's a lot of reconditioned ones out there now...and Harbor Freight has them on sale quite often.
Have fun.
P.S. You'll love the grinder/cutter wheel, too.
Have a nice week...
Trent
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They are useless for cutting thru plywood. I built a garage and covered the sides with 1/2 inch plywood. I tried the (generic brand) rotozip to cut out the window holes. The first blade broke after cutting only about 3 inches. A new blade cut further but I was cutting out part of the 2x4's surrounding the window, or else it was dancing all over the place and making a mess of the plywood.
My jig (saber) saw worked much easier.
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