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Posted 4/2/2006 8:50:49 PM
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What are the pros/cons/applications between these two products?

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Posted 4/3/2006 7:48:11 AM
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The main thing I see is the size and weight. I do not have a roto zip and doubt if I will ever get one  The number of attachments that are available for the Dremel should be all that i could use, as if I could  use them all.
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Posted 4/10/2006 11:35:12 PM


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RotoZip is called a rotary saw because of its larger size.
Dremal is a craft tool.
However they are both owned by the same company, so you have to decide what it is you wish to do.
I found out you will more than likely need both in the end.

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Posted 4/11/2006 6:57:41 AM


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You can still find the Dremel Advantage on Ebay. Its a pitty that they discontinued this model. IMHO its better than the Rotozip.

my 2 cents......
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Posted 7/12/2006 10:38:16 PM
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Just to clarify the question -- the Dremel Advantage (now discontinued) is a tool of the same size and power as a Rotozip. 

The Dremel Advantage is much larger than other Dremel rotary tools. 

Apparently after acquiring Dremel and Rotozip, Bosch saw no reason to keep those competitive tool lines going, and Rotozip was selling better, so the Advantage was cut out of the product line.

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Posted 7/17/2006 11:12:49 AM
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The RotoZip was designed by a drywaller and is ideal for heavy duty use and can handle more "abuse" than the lower torque Dremel rotary tools.
The Dremel Rotary Tools are more detail oriented and over all are more versatile than a RotoZip.

I agree that the Advantage had it's selling points but the RotoZip angle attachment that allows blades, particularly the floor tile cutting blade, gives it some points over the Advantage.

The 2 Amp 400 XPR tool is a good cross between the higher torque Roto Zip and the lower torque 1.15 Amp 300 series. It has a few attachments that can be used only on the 400 tool, the planer and the multisaw. It is also less intimidating for the average user to handle than the higher torque RotoZip.

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Posted 7/19/2006 9:07:27 AM
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Bosch/Dremel had made the Rotozip tools for the Rotozip company for many years, but did not own rotozip.  Dremel made the Advantage to compete somewhat with Rotozip and provide more uses for Dremel users.  Then two years later, Bosch acquired Rotozip entirely.  They redesigned the Rotozip tools  to some extent to improve quality and make them the Bosch way.  There was not longer a need to have both the advantage and Rotozip then.  The Rotozip tools are somewhat heavier duty today than the advantage.  They will also use the newer, much tougher x-bits, which are 5/32 diameter and far less likely to be broken than 1/8 bits.  They can handle much tougher more construction type jobs.  Which tool is best for you depends on what you are using it for.  If you are remodeling or doing some heavy duty crafting -like plywood cutouts, then Rotozip is the is the way to go.  Smaller detail projects though are probably best suited to Dremel products.  There is some interchangeability when it comes to bits.  All the Dremel bits will work in the Rotozip flexshaft, just like in a Dremel flexshaft.  For constant use of flexshaft and bits though, the Rotozip may be a little overkill powerwise.
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