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RotoSaw+ Spiral + Connect Kit SS560VSC-50 Preview

RotoZip RotoSaw+ Spiral Connect Kit SS560VSC-50 Preview

Randall Coe made a recent move from Bosch and is now heading up things in the RotoZip company, RotoZip hasn’t been idle of late, and at this year’s Bosch Media Event, they were present to show off a few new items. Chief among them was the new SS560vsc-50 RotoSaw+ Spiral + Connect Kit. This is a brand new tool that is debuting in October 2012 and which features what Bosch claims is a new 6.0-amp Spiral+ Saw, the most powerful tool of its kind on the market. The tool has a variable speed dial with feedback and ranges from 15k-30k rpm. It also uses something called “Constant Speed Technology” which will allocate additional power to maintain speed during a mroe difficult in hard wood, or when encountering a knot, or example.

RotoZip RotoSaw SS355-10 Preview

RotoZip RotoSaw SS355-10 Preview

RotoZip introduced its most compact, lightweight Spiral Saw yet, the RotoSaw. This new versatile Spiral Saw system is specifically designed to tackle plunge and freehand cuts in more than just drywall. In fact, it’s designed for portable use in nearly any building material, including tile, wood, plastic, laminate, underlayment and, yes, drywall. The RotoSaw is compatible with more than 20 different cutting bits and is available with a dust collection system which greatly reduces airborne debris. Special venting on the tool maximizes visibility and accuracy while keeping the work space clean. This is especially important when working in finished spaces, making the RotoSaw a versatile solution for today’s remodeling professionals, skilled DIYers and drywall installers.

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool Preview

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool Preview

Dremel’s 3000 is its newest rotary tool and updates the line to include some very handy and ergonomic features. One of these is the new EZ Twist nose cap. The cap has an integrated wrench used to tighten accessories and which takes away the need to include a separate wrench that can be misplaced. The tool is also a bit shorter than the Dremel 300 series, but its rated at 1.2 amps, so it’s powerful enough to handle tasks requiring both power and finesse. The new rotary tool has a more efficient fan design with side vents for better cooling. The Dremel 3000 also claims to be quieter and runs with less vibration. From our initial viewing of the tool, we like the new design, which also offers a trumpet-shaped nose cap which yields a secure and comfortable hold on the tool during use. Dremel is targeting the 3000 Rotary Tool for cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing.

GyrosGuard Rotary Tool Safety Shield installed

GyrosGuard Rotary Tool Safety Shield Review

If you have ever used a mini cutoff wheel with a high speed rotary tool, you just might know what it’s like to have tiny pieces of a cutoff disk thrown at you when it breaks. To ensure a safer user experience with just about any rotary tool on the market, the GyrosGuard Rotary Tool Safety Shield offers protection, visibility and performance for rotary tool users. This unique blade guard does not impede visibility, yet offers complete coverage of the cutting wheel or blade. Thanks to an ingenious spring loaded design, and an easy to operate thumb stud that makes opening the guard easy, you can access and cut the material that you are working on. Along with the GyrosGuard Rotary Tool Safety Shield, Gyros Precision Tools offers a complete line of rotary tool accessories and miniature tools.

Milwaukee 2460-21 M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Rotary Tool Review

Milwaukee 2460-21 M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Rotary Tool Review

With only a few manufactures offering cordless rotary tools, the Milwaukee 2460-21 M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Rotary Tool is a welcomed addition, especially if you have other M12 tools and batteries. The specifications of this new rotary tool are right in line, if not better than, some of the other offerings on the market. Combine this with the well-proven M12 RedLithium batteries and you will have a tool that can be used for your weekend hobbies as well as on the job site. The Milwaukee Rotary Tool comes with a standard 1/8″ collet which will make it easy to use with the plethora of bits and blades that are widely available.