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  • R2400 vs Rotozip for drywall use?

    Hey gang! So, I need to zip out a bunch of electrical box cutouts in 1/2" drywall. I was going to buy a Rotozip RZ25, but why would I do that when I can buy a R2400 laminate router and a 1/4" to 1/8" bushing adapter? It just seems like the rotozip is more "single-purpose," and that I could use the R2400 for a lot more stuff. Plus, I like Ridgid tools! Any thoughts on which way I should go? Thanks.

    http://www.rotozip.com/Shop/ProductDetail.htm?IID=RZ25

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,46168,46180

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    Re: R2400 vs Rotozip for drywall use?

    I like dedicating a rotozip to drywall use because that drywall dust will eventually ruin whatever tool I'm using.

    I own that trimmer also, and it's awesome, but I wouldn't want to subject it to that kind of stuff. Another problem is that the base really isn't the type you'd want for doing drywall cutouts. You really need something very minimal.........like a rotozip has.

    just my opinion.

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      Re: R2400 vs Rotozip for drywall use?

      I have used the craftsman version of the Rotozip for years. It isn't my favorite tool by any means but when you need it, it sure is handy. I have been able to use this thing as a router, cut-out tool, baseboard cuts, drywall, just to name a few. I haven't used the laminate trimmer so I can't give an opinion about it. I don't care for "Dremel like" tools but this little thing is very useful at times.

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        Re: R2400 vs Rotozip for drywall use?

        Get the rotozip type tool for the drywall cutouts. I have the R2400 trimmer and it's too fine a tool to subject it to the drywall dust and the like. I have the Ryobi rotary tool and have been using it for the last 5 years for drywall cutouts for electrical and window/door openings in drywall. Costs about $40 and is a good tool for that job if you have the battery and charger.

        Here is a link from Tools of the Trade that also thinks highly of the Ryobi 18v rotary tool in a multi tool comparison:

        http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...ticleID=501470

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          Re: R2400 vs Rotozip for drywall use?

          yep these guys are spot on. I have the original rotozip for drywall and its still going strong. the base has long since disappeared but the tool works fine for its job. I have used my PC laminate trimer for this a few times and the dust gets in there big time. my old rotozip has the front of bottom, where the bit goes in sealed to prevent this

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