My Makita ROS is dying after about a dozen years of serious use. I would
like to go with a variable speed model.
1. Palm-style/ergonomics... Tried Bosch D-handle, it preferable for
horizontal work, but was ergonomically unacceptable for other applications
2. Variable speed.
3. Weight... lighter is better
4. Prefer H&L (I'm well aware of the tradeoffs)
6. a break would be nice if it were available.
I'm considering the PC333VS and the Makita B05012K. The Makita is more is
about $99 and a little less powerful, but it is significantly lighter at
2.lbs.. I often use my ROS in-place in non-horizontal positions, so a
lighter tool is a big plus for me.
The PC is about $79 but it weighs in at 3.lbs..
Neither tool appears to have a break, which I think would be a nice
Has anyone else compared/used these models and seen a compelling reason to
choose one or the other?