Rockwell F80 Oscillating Tool

SGaynor

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Dec 6, 2006
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I can't believe I never bought one of these before...

I'm repairing/replacing the transom on a boat and needed something to cut into tight spaces. Usually use a back saw, but bought this.

Holy shit! This thing is great.

I was going to buy another Rockwell, but this one is on sale at Lowe's for $99. It's their top of the line model; the ones below it are $99 and $89.

With this model you can switch between 3.4* (generally standard on these types of tools) or 5* of oscillation. What a difference the 5* makes in cutting. Went through plywood 1.5" thick like butter.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/ROCKWELL-Sonicrafter-12-Piece-Corded-4-2-Amp-Oscillating-Tool-Kit/1000062605
 

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ezzzzzzz

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I've got a Craftman version I bought to cut the sealant in the access panel of my Key West. It worked like a charm. It has been used on a variety of projects successfully (no metal though). The time and effort it saves makes it invaluable.
 

jastutte

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i have a Porter Cable with a quick release for changing blades. i don't need to mess with an allen wrench every time i ruin a blade or put it away.
 

JackW

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The Fein brand oscillating tools are top dogs in this category - once you use one you're ruined.