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Rockwell Sonicrafter and ShopSeries Sonictool
Ethan | October 25, 2012
Rockwell Sonicrafter and ShopSeries Sonictool

Pro-Follow Update: Joe Bianco and his crew have passed the plumbing, electric and framing inspection on the basement remodel. The guys will be hanging and finishing drywall the next few days and hope to be finished by Sunday. I’m still keeping tabs on the in-law addition with Steve Wartman. His guys are painting and tackling the odds-and-ends associated with completing the project. Look for final pictures when they’re finished. About a month ago I shared a first look at the all new Rockwell Sonicrafter X2, and I think it’s... 

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First Look: New Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 OMT
Ethan | September 20, 2012
First Look: New Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 OMT

You’ve probably seen the press releases and stock photos of the new Sonicrafter X2 making the rounds. I’ve found it’s tough to get a real sense of a tool and how well it performs before it’s in your hands. That’s why I’m excited that we have the new X2 in our shop, and so far I’m really impressed.The Sonicrafter X2 (model #RK5139) is one of four new offerings from Rockwell that will be available in October 2012, and the X2 has several key features that I really like. Tool-Free Accessory Changes I... 

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Rockwell BladeRunner RK7320, RK7321 Review
Ethan | April 25, 2011
Rockwell BladeRunner RK7320, RK7321 Review

Rockwell introduced their all-new BladeRunner in January, 2011. This power tool is a multi-function saw capable of making miter cuts, rip cuts, inside cuts and scroll cuts. Utilizing T-shank blades, this saw is able to cut through a variety of materials including wood, metal, PVC, vinyl and ceramic. The BladeRunner is surprisingly lightweight making it easy to carry. Overall, we were pleased with the BladeRunner performance, and would recommend this tool. It’s a great addition to your workshop and a should be considered in lieu of... 

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Rockwell SoniCrafter Oscillating Multi-Tool Review
Fred | March 19, 2011
Rockwell SoniCrafter Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

If there’s one thing we really appreciate here at OPC, it’s multi-purpose tools. There’s something great about having a tool that can address multiple projects and tasks without cluttering up our work bench or using too much of our limited storage space. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been testing Rockwell’s SoniCrafter, a multi-tool modeled after the Fein Multimaster, and one of many entrants in a highly competitive market created by the expiration of Fein’s Multimaster patent (others include the Dremel... 

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