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01-28-2009 07:19 PM
Justplanesweet Thrifty Tool Guy,

I use a RotoZip on a CNC router I constructed. The spindle runout only manifests itself as vibration and a slightly oversized kerf. I do not cut metal. I have used it to cut balsa RC plane parts and styrofoam lettering for signs. I will eventually install a mount for my PC890 router.

Stan
01-18-2009 01:34 PM
dovetail_65 I am no expert, but you I see it on the CNC forums and actually a lot of the companies offer them as an option.

I have measured the run out on mine and it is not bad at all, .002 - .004 on at least two of them, one was way off so I sent it back.

Let me say that the run out on these greatly increases over time that is an issue, but I do not use them like a cnc ie very many actual hours of use.

Oh the Rebels have far less run out than the other models too and thats all I use now.

Actually for circuit boards I have seen Dremels used on CNC.
01-18-2009 08:37 AM
Thrifty Tool Guy Nick,

How do they mount them to get any level of accuracy or deal with the shaft run-out? Admittedly, I typically deal with metal cutting 4-5 axis NC, so the concept of using a roto-zip powered CNC is a bit baffling. What do they make on these machines?

TTG
01-17-2009 02:06 PM
dovetail_65
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Originally Posted by Thrifty Tool Guy View Post
Mike,

Interesting information, but I do have to chuckle at your inclusion of the roto-zip purchase by Bosch. My purchase of a roto-zip tool is my proof that I can be easily "suckered" by good advertising. Even with the purchase of nearly all the accesories (frequently offered at deep discounts in big-box stores after the holidays), I don't find the rotor-zip to be a useful tool (beyond drywall cut-outs). Otherwise, I really like the Bosch tools, especially the sanders and jigsaws.

TTG
I don't know there are an awful lot of guys that use them in their little CNC machines.
01-17-2009 01:54 PM
Hamlin Hi,

If my memory serves correctly, the roto-zip was created by a dry-waller. No, I'm not against that tool, I do own one myself.

I'm not against Bosch buying this part of Freud's line. In fact, I don't mind Bosch tools either. I do have a few. I can only hope that they leave (Freud's quality the same or better). This won't make me stop buying blades by Freud.
01-17-2009 12:38 PM
Mike I would never claim that a RotoZip is a wonder tool, but as rotary saws go they are the top of the line. They were designed for working with drywall and do the job easier than other brands I have tried. With the proper bits installed they will cut about anything and they are tough to beat for overhead or close quarters cutting. I cut in a soffit vent with mine and found it much easier than using a jig saw overhead. They are great at cutting tile too. They are specialty tools and most people have no need of one. But they really are the best in class and that is why Bosch snapped them up.
01-17-2009 09:37 AM
Thrifty Tool Guy Mike,

Interesting information, but I do have to chuckle at your inclusion of the roto-zip purchase by Bosch. My purchase of a roto-zip tool is my proof that I can be easily "suckered" by good advertising. Even with the purchase of nearly all the accesories (frequently offered at deep discounts in big-box stores after the holidays), I don't find the rotor-zip to be a useful tool (beyond drywall cut-outs). Otherwise, I really like the Bosch tools, especially the sanders and jigsaws.

TTG
01-16-2009 02:14 AM
dovetail_65 Yes, I have had good luck with the Freud router bits and blades too. This News area is a better place to make the post in anyway.
01-16-2009 01:20 AM
Mike You are right Nick, I missed the thread. I do my best to check all postings and at times some slip through. I am surprised nobody has commented in either thread since so many use Freud blades and bits. I have been sold on the red blades for years, they provide real value and exceptional performance.
01-15-2009 10:21 PM
dovetail_65 Mike this was posted a couple hours ago, you must have missed the thread. I was not sure whee to put it so I put it in the lobby I think.
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