View Full Version : rotozip or dremel 395?

05-20-2004, 11:03 PM
Which would you prefer? I'm under the impression they're basically the same thing and that if one can tool can handle one application, so can the other one.

I just need to know which would be better for:
1. cutting straight lines (mdf)
2. cutting circles (mdf)
3. cutting fiberglass

I had a dremel-compatible mini-rotary tool that I was cutting fiberglass with (bit #542) and all of it sudden it just stopped and won't turn on. took the case off and checked all wires were still hooked/soldered up, but still no go. So I need a new rotary tool asap so I can finish cutting.

which is better; no, wait, which is better for the applications I've mentioned above?

05-23-2004, 09:08 AM
probably the same thing, the rotozip has an availible circle took that expands pretty large..i usd it once and it came out ok. Now i use cnc machines :)

05-23-2004, 09:09 AM
one thing though the rotozip tends to want to cut on its own (pulls thru the material rather than letting you guide it easily) and straight lines can be rough at times

05-23-2004, 11:25 AM
i wouldn't buy cheap tools. My B&D rotary tool was a bad investment. I should have gone the dremel way.

05-25-2004, 01:29 AM
ended up getting the dremel 39602-02 kit off amazon for $60; free shipping